What is FM200 Fire Suppression?
FM200, also known as HFC-227ea, is a clean agent fire suppressant. Clean agents are fast and effective in suppressing fires, do not leave a residue and are safe in occupied spaces. The suppressant is discharged into the risk within 10 seconds and suppresses the fire immediately. FM200 fire suppression is a reputable solution that is already working in over one hundred thousand applications, in more than 70 nations globally.
How Does FM200 Work?
FM200 suppresses the fire by disrupting the ‘fire triangle’ comprising heat, oxygen and fuel. By removing one of these three components the fire is extinguished.
FM200 fire suppression is found as an active compound as a propellant in medical inhalers. This is a clear example that FM200 gas is extremely safe for occupied spaces with the correct and effective fire suppression design.
7 Advantages Of An FM200 Fire Suppression System
1. FM200 fire suppression systems are a suitable agent for normally occupied spaces. It is commonly used in DATA centres, comms Rooms, telecommunication facilities, UPS Rooms and medical facilities.
2. A small amount of agent is required to suppress a fire. This means less space is required for the storage of product cylinders. Because of the small amount of FM200 required to suppress a fire, fewer or smaller cylinders are required compared to other agents, such as Novec 1230.
3. Fire is extinguished in 10 seconds or less – stopping ordinary combustible, electrical, and flammable liquid fires before they cause significant damage.
4. The fast-acting service means less damage, lower repair costs and increased safety measures.
5. Refilling FM200 is simple and cost-effective, therefore, it also means less downtime and disruption to your business.
6. FM200 is a clean agent that is safe around people; therefore, FM200 fire suppression systems are safe to install in occupied spaces.
7. Environmentally friendly – FM200 fire suppressant does not deplete stratospheric ozone, and has minimal impact on the environment relative to the impact a catastrophic fire would have.