Clean Agent Systems
FM-200 is a fire suppression agent that works very quickly, reaching extinguishing levels in 10 seconds or less and stopping ordinary combustible, electrical and flammable liquid fires before they cause significant damage. In addition, people can be exposed to normal extinguishing concentrations of FM-200 without any fear of health problems. FM-200 is a safe, no-residue protection for Class A, B and C fires and has zero ozone depletion potential. Often FM-200 systems are used to protect critical installations formerly protected by Halon 1301. Typically FM-200 is stored in cylinders or spheres and delivered to the fire via a piping network and nozzles.
Inergen is an environmentally benign mixture of nitrogen, argon and carbon dioxide specially developed to provide fire protection for sensitive electronic instruments and equipment. It extinguishes fire by reducing the oxygen level in a room to below 15 percent (the point at which most combustibles will no longer burn).
This also protects occupants who may be trapped in the fire area from the effects of lowered oxygen levels. In addition, because Inergen is not a chemical agent it will not produce a heavy fog, so escape routes remain clear.
FE-13 (trifluromethane) is the safest of the three most commonly used clean agents. It is an ideal agent for occupied areas where very rapid extinguishment is necessary. In addition, nozzles can be located at heights of up to 25 feet as compared to only 12 feet for FM-200 systems and due to its low boiling point FE-13 can be used in temperatures as low as 40 degrees F.
FE-13 can be used in any area with high valued electronics, such as computer facilities, battery rooms, telecommunications facilities and many industrial applications, including unheated storage areas.
Novec 1230 fluid is a highly efficient fire extinguishant that can be used for flooding applications in engineered and pre-engineered systems. It is ideal for special hazards: spaces where the continuous operation of high-value equipment is paramount. Examples include: telecommunication switch rooms, computer and electronic control rooms, hazards aboard ships and critical military applications such as vehicle engine and crew bay protection. It is also ideal for environments such as libraries, cultural facilities, storage rooms, archives and museums, where valuable items must not be damaged by a fire extinguishing agent.