Separate areas such as control and switch cabinets and electrical installations in the under-floor area and locomotives are protected by gas extinguishing systems which are tailor-made for the specific hazard. These systems use among others natural extinguishing gases such as nitrogen.
In combination with very early fire detection, the use of gas extinguishing technology facilitates the rapid, reliable and residue-free extinguishing of a fire in its early stages. Damage to the electrical systems by the extinguishing agent is avoided. The gas extinguishing systems are modular, designed and configured according to the size of the areas to be protected.