What is the FM-200 system?
FM-200™ is a colorless, compressed liquefied gas used to extinguish fires and is a popular replacement for Halon fire suppression systems. FM-200™ fire suppression systems are pressurized with nitrogen, waterless, and upon activation, FM-200™ discharges as a gas to suppress the fire.
How do I use FM-200?
The primary extinguishing mechanism of FM-200™ is heat absorption, with a secondary chemical contribution from the thermal decomposition of FM-200™ in the flame. FM-200™ fire suppressant (HFC-227ea) can be safely used where people are present. When used at standard design concentrations, it is safe for occupied spaces.
Which gas is used in FM-200 system?
HFC-227ea. HFC-227ea is one type of clean agent. The original manufacturer of HFC-227ea is ChemoursTM, who sell the chemical under the brand name FM-200TM. This clean agent functions by removing heat, which puts out a fire.
Is FM200 banned?
There are no overall or outright bans onFM-200 (HFC227ea) anywhere. However, there are a few notable exceptions where certain countries have created barriers limiting the ability to sell FM-200 (HFC227ea) fire protection systems.
How does FM200 system by fire safety SG work?
Fire Safety SG offers an engineered system that utilizes a fixed nozzle agent distribution network for your facilities. How Does FM200 System Work? The FM200 system, which chemical name is Heptafluoropropane (HFC227ea), works through reducing oxygen in the area which is achieved by the inert gas fire suppression system.
What should the concentration of a FM200 be?
The typical concentration of an FM200 system is normally between 7.9% to 8.5%. This concentration is determined by the risk that is being protected and by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and the ISO14520 standards for fire suppression systems.
Is the FM-200 fire suppression system safe for humans?
FM-200 Suppression Systems. Description. FM-200® is a clean, colorless, and environmentally friendly fire suppression agent that is electrically non-conductive and safe for humans.
How is the FM-200 agent stored in a cylinder?
The FM-200™ agent is stored in cylinders as a liquid and pressurized with nitrogen, saving significant storage space. In fact, for the same amount of protection, FM-200™ systems take up to seven times less storage space than systems based on CO₂ and inert gases.