Pyrozone
Argonite HPCO2 FM200 NAF 53 INERGEN Pyrozone
Cylinder Quantity 43 x 80L 24 x 100lb 4 x 600lb 6 x 106L 43 x 80L 2 x 555kg
Installation $150,900 $81,400 $130,900 $89,600 $147,500 $73,800
Commissioning Discharge Test $32,500 $18,800 $75,900 $41,000 $33,800 $3,900
Commissioning Fan Test $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500
Sub-total Installation Cost $186,900 $103,700 $210,300 $134,100 $184,800 $81,200
 
Maintenance & Servicing $18,150 $14,850 $14,850 $14,850 $18,150 $9,075
Statutory Inspection – Vessel $40,095 $8,760 $5,070 $6,330 $42,045 $1,146
Refilling After Discharge $60,143 $11,880 $130,500 $67,905 $63,068 $4,867
Running Cost N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $3,504
Sub-total Maintenance Cost $118,388 $35,490 $150,420 $89,085 $123,263 $18,592
 
Total Life Cost $305,288 $139,190 $360,720 $223,185 $308,063 $99,792
  • Table above shows a cost study at Gladstone, Central Queensland, Australia for a total flooding application done in Year 2000.
  • Installation cost is based on mechanical components only as the same fire alarm and detection system is to be used for all systems compared.
  • Refilling assumed to be 2.25 times over 15 years.
  • Hydrostatic testing assumed to be 2 times over 15 years.
  • Maintenance costs based on Australian statutory requirements and maintenance requirements set in NFPA 12 Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems and NFPA 2001 Standanrd on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Maintenance costs covers only mechanical portion of the system. Servicing of fire alarm and detection system is excluded.
  • Low pressure CO2 system uses refrigeration which requires 240V power. The power usage specified is 2.75 kWh/day based on a continuous ambient temperature of 25°C. The cost which is included at $0.32/day based on typical commercial/industrial tariffs.
  • All prices shown are based on information then available in April 2000 in Australian dollars.