FM-200® (HFC 227ea, known chemically as Heptafluoropropane), is a colorless, odorless gas that is liquefied under pressure for storage. It is thermally and chemically stable, but without the extremely long atmospheric lifetimes associated with other proposed Halon replacements. FM-200® has been specially created to suppress fire by reaching extinguishing levels in seconds, reducing the oxygen supply to below combustion levels and stopping ordinary, electrical, and flammable liquid fires before they can cause significant damage. That’s the fastest fire protection available, period! This also means less damage, less downtime and an extra margin of safety. Not only does FM-200® put out fires in a very short period of time, it leaves no residue or oily deposits on delicate electronic equipment, and can be removed from the protected space by ventilation.
FM-200® flooding system is a suppression system that achieves extensive coverage. This self-activated system uses advanced technology to achieve maximum extinguishing efficiency. Here’s how it works. When the detectors sense a rise in temperature above normal levels, particles of smoke or a change in the quality of air, they alert the Control Panel. The Control Panel, in turn, activates the System. Once activated, the impulse triggers a high-pressure solenoid valve that releases the FM-200® gas from the cylinders to the nozzle via a flexible piping network. At the same time, a hooter goes off, warning personnel to clear the area while the extinguishing agent is dispersed in the room. 80% of FM-200®’s firefighting effectiveness is achieved through heat absorption and 20% through direct chemical means (action of the fluorine radical on the chain reaction of a flame). Harnessing the latest in cutting-edge firefighting technology, this system has been designed for commercial enterprises and industries. This system requires no monitoring whatsoever, activating instantly in the event of a fire. The FM-200® flooding system can be manually activated too. As soon as a fire is detected, the system is actuated and large quantities of extinguishing agent are released through wide-range nozzles that give the agent more reach. This effectively ‘floods’ the area, reducing the concentration of oxygen in the air and efficiently putting out the fire. Being self-activated, the system offers protection from fire 24X7, whether anyone’s around or not.