Frequently Asked Questions



Fire requires oxygen. In fact, fire needs an atmosphere of more than 16% oxygen. If the atmosphere in a room contains less than 16% oxygen no fire is possible.

Prevenex’s technology carefully monitors and controls the oxygen level to keep the room completely fire safe.

This is the most reliable way available to fire proof your facility. The Prevenex system is always on and always verifiable.

Traditionally, passive measures such as water sprinklers and chemical fire suppression systems were used to suppress a fire after it ignited. Now, Prevenex’s revolutionary hypoxic fire prevention method stops fire before it ever ignites, eliminating the need for fire suppression. The benefits are obvious – no fire, smoke, water, or chemical damage, and no risk to human life.

According to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2001 Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems report, 12% minimum oxygen corresponds to NO adverse effect level in humans and 10% corresponds to LOW adverse effect level in humans.

Prevenex systems never go below 12% oxygen levels.

Traditional fire suppression systems utilize water sprinkler systems or inert gases. While both are able to extinguish a fire, the amount of damage left behind can be as bad if not worse than the damage a fire can do.

Prevenex can be used as a primary or secondary fire suppression system. Because it is able to reach every nook and cranny, it will completely nullify the possibility of a fire igniting, eliminating the chances that a water sprinkler or inert gas system ever goes off.

Nearly all facilities can be adapted to use Prevenex. In order to operate properly, the Prevenex system needs to maintain stable oxygen levels. That means that the Prevenex technology is not suited to work in facilities like restaurants, shopping centers or other high traffic areas.

To determine whether your facility can use Prevenex, our engineering team can perform an evaluation on your site.

Size does not matter. Prevenex can be used in a room the size of a closet to a 100,000-square-foot building. Prevenex systems are cost effective for any size space, but the larger the space, the more cost effective Prevenex becomes.

Our smaller installations require no maintenance