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Synthetic Gas Systems

These systems store gas under pressure as a liquid and pipe it to the fire as required.  This means less space is taken up by the gas cylinders and also means that clearing up after a fire is relatively straight forward.  The gases used are approved for Class A and B fires, suitable for critical risk areas and occupied areas and are installed around the world in a variety of situations from computer centres to gas turbine enclosures, power stations and data storage sites. 

FM-200 and Novec 1230 are both fast, clean extinguishing agents, with zero ozone depletion potential and are suitable in many situations. 

FM-200 and Novec 1230 Systems

Advantages

  • Suitable for occupied areas
  • Discharge time 10 seconds
  • No residue to clean up after discharge
  • Widely accepted substitute for Halon 1301
  • Compliant with ISO1452, NFPA 2001 and BS 15001
  • Suitable for storage in welded high pressure cylinders, saving space and money
  • Electrically non-conductive
  • Zero ozone-depletion potential

More about FM-200

FM-200 extinguishing agent is a clean gas widely accepted as a substitute to Halon.  FM-200 or heptafluoropropane (CF3CHFCF3) is suitable for the protection of most hazards where Halon 1301 had to be applied in the past.  FM-200 is colourless, odourless and not electrically conductive and is therefore suitable for use in the protection of electrical hazards such as computer rooms.  In addition it is suitable for Class A fires (including solid materials) and Class B fires (flammable liquids).

FM-200 extinguishes fires by physical means, weakening and extinguishing the fire by absorbing heat.  Once discharged, FM-200 extinguishes the fire quickly, reducing damage to a minimum and ensuring total safety to persons.  FM-200 is is super-pressurised with dry nitrogen at 25 or 42 bar and stored in steel cylinders fitted with approved valves.

Suitable applications:

  • Electrical or electronic equipment
  • Archives
  • Stores
  • Cable ducts
  • Engine rooms
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hazards with people inside

More about Novec 1230

Novec 1230 extinguishing agent is a clean gas widely accepted as a substitute to Halon.  Novec 1230 or dodecafluoro-2-methylpentan-3-one (CF3CF2C(O)CFCF3) is suitable for the protection of most hazards where Halon 1301 had to be applied in the past.  Novec 1230 is colourless, odourless and not electrically conductive and is therefore suitable for use in the protection of electrical hazards such as computer rooms.  In addition it is suitable for Class A fires (including solid materials) and Class B fires (flammable liquids).  A further advantage is that Novec 1230 has a global warming potential of just 1.

Novec1230 extinguishes firesquickly upon discharge by physical means, weakening and extinguishing the fire by absorbing heat.  Damage to property is kept to a minimum and Novec 1230 also ensures total safety to persons.  Novec1230 is super-pressurised with dry nitrogen at 25 or 42 bar and stored in steel cylinders fitted with approved valves.

Suitable applications:

  • Electrical or electronic equipment
  • Archives
  • Stores
  • Cable ducts
  • Engine rooms
  • Flammable liquids
  • Hazards with people inside

 

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