FM200 Gaseous Fire Suppression Extinguishing Agent (HFC-227ea)
Fast, clean & safe fire protection FM-200® systems are internationally accepted as providing reliable and effective fire protection solutions for high value assets, processes and locations, as well as the people who work in these protected areas.
Electrically non-conductive, FM-200 Gaseous Fire Suppression Agent works by removing heat from a fire so that combustion cannot be sustained. When it comes to being safe for use, FM-200 delivers, which is why FM-200 systems are approved by, FM and UL, SSL listed; an ideal solution where personnel safety and process continuity are paramount.
The decision to use FM-200 can be based on a number of key factors: it is the most widely used of the chemical replacements for Halon 1301 and it is an agent that has been used to successfully protect tens of thousands of high-technology facilities in 70 countries around the world.
At its design concentration, FM-200 does not sufficiently deplete the oxygen level to a point where it is unsafe for occupants to remain in the room. FM-200 agent is stored in cylinders as a liquid, super-pressurised with nitrogen so requiring only a very small storage ‘footprint’.
Significantly, there is no risk of thermal shock to delicate electronic equipment and FM-200 is electrically non-conductive and non-corrosive. Additionally, it leaves no oily residue or deposits to damage software, data files or communications equipment, meaning post-discharge clean up time and costs are minimal.
FM 200® extinguishing agent is a colourless gas, virtually odourless, electrically non-conductive and has a density 6 times that of air. It extinguishes fires mainly through physical means (by absorbing heat). It is suitable for the protection of most risks where previously Halon 1301 would have had to be applied.
The suppression agent is pressurised with dry nitrogen at 610 PSI and is stored in steel cylinders equipped with certified valves.
Our comparatively higher pressure FM200 Gaseous Fire Suppression system provides greater flexibility in the choice of cylinder location and permits the use of smaller pipe sizes thanks to the increased discharge speed.