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What is FM200 suppression system?

What is FM200 suppression system?

FM200 is a colourless gas which is liquified under pressure for storage. Like Halon 1301 it has a low toxicity level and is superpressurised with Nitrogen to 24.8bar (360psi). It rapidly extinguishes most commonly found fires through a combination of chemical and physical mechanisms. Zero ozone depleting potential.

How does a FM200 fire suppression system work?

FM-200™ suppresses fire by disrupting the fire triangle. The fire triangle is made up of heat, oxygen, and a fuel source, and by removing one of these elements, the fire is extinguished. FM-200™ removes the heat or free radicals, which interferes with the fire triangle’s chemical reaction to extinguish the fire.

Is FM200 being phased out?

Why is FM 200 being phased out? Owing to its high Global Warming Potential, FM 200 must be treated and monitored accordingly and as such the decision has been made to phase out this fire suppression agent as other suitable and less hazardous options are more readily available.

What does FM200 stand for?

FM-200® (Heptafluoropropane) is a compound of carbon, fluorine and hydrogen (CF3CHFCF3). HFC-227ea is a fast acting clean agent fire suppression gas with a wide range of benefits and applications.

Is FM-200 heavier than air?

Storage: P410 + P403 Protect from sunlight. Store in a well-ventilated place. Vapors are heavier than air and can cause suffocation by reducing oxygen available for breathing.

What is FM 200 fire suppression system?

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.

What are the components of FM-200?

FM-200 Storage Components – Storage components consist of the cylinder assembly(s), which contains the FM-200 chemical agent, and the cylinder bracket(s), which holds the cylinder assembly securely in place. FM-200® (HFC-227ea) is formed from the elements carbon, fluorine and hydrogen (CF3CHFCF3 -heptafluoropropane).

What is FM-200™ clean agent fire extinguishing?

In Janus Fire Systems ® Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, the FM-200™ agent is stored as a liquid in specially designed steel cylinder assemblies fitted with forged brass, differential pressure-operated valves.

Is FM-200 safe on metal?

FM-200 leaves no residue and is safe for use in occupied spaces. Most common metals, such as aluminum, brass, steel, cast iron, lead, stainless steel, and copper, as well as rubber, plastic, and electronic components, are unaffected when exposed to FM-200.