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FM-200 Fire Suppression

FM-200

Fire Suppression

FM-200™ systems are a trusted choice for waterless fire protection. Applications range from computer and electronic suites to military vehicles. From the largest Fortune 500 companies to small art museums: all rely on FM-200™ systems for fast, effective, and safe fire protection.

If your application is an ordinary combustible, electrical, or flammable liquid fire, then IPH have the right system solution for you.

FM-200

This chemical gas is becoming phased out...

 

Installation of new FM-200™ systems are becoming less popular due to reductions of the quantity of FM-200™ being available on the market. As such, these systems are becomming phased out.

 

IPH Fire Solutions, continue to offer installation and servicing of FM-200™ (As illustrated throughout this page).

 

However, where appropriate to do so, we will also introduce the benefits of other suitable alternatives.

Exhaustive testing has been conducted to assess the safety of FM-200™, giving it the most comprehensive toxicity database of any clean agent. In fact, FM-200™ is so safe that it is used as a propellant in pharmaceutical inhalers that dispense asthma medications. FM-200™ is a single, pure compound; there is no active ingredient in FM-200™.

Exhaustive testing has been conducted to assess the safety of FM-200™, giving it the most comprehensive toxicity database of any clean agent. In fact, FM-200™ is so safe that it is used as a propellant in pharmaceutical inhalers that dispense asthma medications. FM-200™ is a single, pure compound; there is no active ingredient in FM-200™.

FM-200 is a waterless fire protection system, it is discharged into the risk within 10 seconds and suppresses the fire immediately.

Its chemical formula is CF3-CHF-CF3, or C3HF7.

With a boiling point of −16.4 °C, it is a gas at room temperature. It is slightly soluble in water (260 mg/L).

FM 200 system can be used on the following Class of Hazards:

Class A & C: Electrical and Electronic Hazards, Telecommunications Facilities and high value assets, where the associated down-time would be costly.

Class B: Flammable liquids and gases

FM-200™ extinguishes fires through a combination of chemical and physical mechanisms. A typical design concentration of 7% v/v provides the required amount of gas to extinguish the flame.

IDEAL FOR:

DATA Centres

Comms Rooms

Telecommunication facilities

UPS Rooms

Medical facilities

FM-200™ is stored as a liquid in pressurized cylinders. When discharged, the liquid flows through a piping network into the protected area, where it vaporizes. The amount of gas delivered from each nozzle is calculated to deliver the proper amount of FM-200™ to each protected area.

Is FM 200 dangerous?

Although FM-200 is considered non-toxic to humans in concentrations necessary to extinguish most fires, certain safety considerations should be observed when applying and handling the agent.

What is an FM 200 System?

FM-200 Suppression Systems. Historically, the most widely used Halon 1301 replacement, FM-200™ provides waterless fire suppression without leaving behind residue or particulate and has been installed in over one hundred thousand applications in more than 70 nations.

What does FM in FM 200 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

What Gas is used in FM 200?

1,1,1,2,3,3,3-Heptafluoropropane, also called heptafluoropropane, HFC-227ea (ISO name), HFC-227 or FM200, as well as apaflurane (INN), is a colourless, odourless gaseous halocarbon commonly used as a gaseous fire suppression agent.

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.

Any engineer working on an FM 200 fire suppression systems, even for maintenance purposes, must be trained and certified in F-Gases.

The disposal of FM200 can only be carried out by licenced companies.

FM-200 is more cost-effective when the maintenance and disposal costs are left out of the equation. Due to it’s phasing out (as noted in the header) it is expected the price of FM-200 will continue to rise, adding potential additional cost for recharging or service exchange.

The disposal of FM-200 can only be carried out by approved companies. This level of licencing puts additional responsibilities and expense on the end user, who have often not been comprehensively advised of their duties surrounding this gas.

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Any Engineer working on an FM-200 fire suppression system, even for maintenance purposes, must be trained and certified in working with F-Gases.

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A Leader in the Industry

IPH Fire Solutions was originally formed in 2003 with an office located in the North West just outside Manchester. Since then, IPH have continued to expand, offering fire suppression services both across the UK and on an International level.

Why Choose IPH?

  • British Standards Institution (BSI) Certified
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  • Over 25 Years Industry Experience
  • Nationwide Cover
  • Fully DBS Checked & Highly Trained Engineers
  • 24 Hour Call-Out Service

When you specify a system for fire protection, lives, livelihoods and the environment are at stake. At IPH, we pride ourselves on offering expert advice to support your decision, ultimately delivering the appropriate fire solution when looking to safeguard all things in your care.

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