Topic: Fire Suppression System

What is everyone using for Fire Suppression systems? I found this one on Pegasus Racing: https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ … RecID=7024

Does anyone have experience with this system?

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Re: Fire Suppression System

Looks like that is a halon style (but not actual halon). Few things to consider, the recharge/recert costs of that kind of system can be higher. There is some debate to whether it can introduce a breathing problem while you're trying to escape the car because it's a system designed to starve the fire of oxygen. That may be an overblown problem, may not be, I'm not enough of an expert to weigh in any farther than saying I see the argument come up from time to time. 


We use an AFFF system, which is a foam agent. Cheap to refill and recert. Was a little more expensive up front compared to your linked system. Believe it is this system.
https://www.spatechnique.com/store/item … p;catID=31

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Re: Fire Suppression System

TheEngineer wrote:

Looks like that is a halon style (but not actual halon). Few things to consider, the recharge/recert costs of that kind of system can be higher. There is some debate to whether it can introduce a breathing problem while you're trying to escape the car because it's a system designed to starve the fire of oxygen. That may be an overblown problem, may not be, I'm not enough of an expert to weigh in any farther than saying I see the argument come up from time to time. 


We use an AFFF system, which is a foam agent. Cheap to refill and recert. Was a little more expensive up front compared to your linked system. Believe it is this system.
https://www.spatechnique.com/store/item … p;catID=31


Thanks for the info! I'll keep those factors in mind.

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So this AFFF system should work just fine, right? https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ … ecID=25874

I see that it is 4.25 L, but I don't know what the means in pounds...

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Sorry, I think I answered my own question. It appears to be fine since the Lemons store is selling a 4L system.

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4L+ systems are fine, they equate roughly to a 10lb system.

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Re: Fire Suppression System

Might score a deal here if you haven't seen it.
https://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/view … p?id=40222

recert required in 2022, so factor that in to your decision.

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Re: Fire Suppression System

AXC1 wrote:

So this AFFF system should work just fine, right? https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ … ecID=25874

I see that it is 4.25 L, but I don't know what the means in pounds...

Your location says SF Bay. You might want to check if that can be refilled locally.  The SPA systems can be refilled and certified at Sonoma raceway.

Re: Fire Suppression System

rb92673 wrote:
AXC1 wrote:

So this AFFF system should work just fine, right? https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ … ecID=25874

I see that it is 4.25 L, but I don't know what the means in pounds...

Your location says SF Bay. You might want to check if that can be refilled locally.  The SPA systems can be refilled and certified at Sonoma raceway.

I was at Sonoma Raceway this past weekend, and one of the people working in the shop told me that they don't refill fire suppression tanks at the track anymore, but there is a local company that does it in Lafayette.

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Re: Fire Suppression System

That would be I/O Port Racing.

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Re: Fire Suppression System

AXC1 wrote:
rb92673 wrote:
AXC1 wrote:

So this AFFF system should work just fine, right? https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/produ … ecID=25874

I see that it is 4.25 L, but I don't know what the means in pounds...

Your location says SF Bay. You might want to check if that can be refilled locally.  The SPA systems can be refilled and certified at Sonoma raceway.

I was at Sonoma Raceway this past weekend, and one of the people working in the shop told me that they don't refill fire suppression tanks at the track anymore, but there is a local company that does it in Lafayette.

The cheapest I've found is here.  They are cheaper to refill than Pegasus (only $95) and they don't require the hazmat shipping fees.  https://racingfiresystems.com/index.php/store/

Re: Fire Suppression System

hoverducky wrote:

That would be I/O Port Racing.

That's good to know. I am considerably closer to I/O Port Racing than Sonoma.

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Re: Fire Suppression System

Bricoop wrote:

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The cheapest I've found is here.  They are cheaper to refill than Pegasus (only $95) and they don't require the hazmat shipping fees.  https://racingfiresystems.com/index.php/store/

Thank you for the link, but I think I'm going to just get one in person. Factoring in shipping it's about the same price locally, and I get the satisfaction of having it in hand immediately.

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