The FirePASS® Prevention system combines the most comprehensive environmental control system with the most effective fire protection system in the world.
Today we are charged with the important task of protecting the knowledge, work, and objects our predecessors have left behind. Archivists worldwide are constantly looking for ways to better protect that which is most precious to us. Fortunately, FirePASS® a revolutionary method to prevent fire while increasing the live span of all of the protected materials.
The FirePASS® fire prevention system is, for all intents and purposes, a complete environmental control system which will control the levels of oxygen, humidity and aggressive compounds that cause ageing of artifacts. Rest assured that there will be no water damage or damage caused by the violent activation of standard suppression systems. With the FirePASS® system the treasure of our history will be safely preserved. Oxygen reduced atmosphere of the FirePASS environment provides an additional benefit of preventing deterioration of artifacts, paintings, film, paper, fabric and other materials.
In 2008 Smithsonian Institution has chosen FirePASS® technology for protecting the most precious artifact of the United States – The First American Flag at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. The hypoxic atmosphere not only protects the flag from the fire hazard, but also prevents its deterioration.