Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Do CO2 Cryo Jets Set Off Smoke Alarms

Over the past several months we have been asked if CO2 cryo jets or the handheld CO2 cryo guns will set off smoke alarms in nightclubs and event venues; and here is a great video demonstrating how they will not set of the alarms in a normal setting.  When properly installed more than a few feet away from a direct blast into a smoke alarm, the rapidly evaporating CO2 will not set off smoke alarms.  This super cold visual effect is used by hundreds of nightclubs and production companies around the world and we have yet to hear of one setting off a smoke alarm when used as instructed.  Our friends over at POSH Ent were kind enough to share this video of one of Atlanta Special FX handheld cryo guns being blasted directly at a smoke alarm by Felix Lopez, a fireman with the Bayonne Fire Department.  As you can see when placed more than a few feet from the smoke alarm, the 15 foot blast of dense CO2 fog does not set the alarm off.  However when he walks within 3 feet of the alarm it does go off.  Thanks for the great video and please feel free to contact www.AtlantaSpecialFX.com with any CO2 cryo jet questions.  Enjoy.

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