Fire Suppression System - Gas Based

Fire Suppression System - Gas Based

Sensitive technologies require special protection. Gaseous extinguishing agents are often an ideal solution. Tailored to the specific application, they fight fires without side effects and without leaving extinguishing agent residues even in areas that can not be reached by sprinklers.

We use environmentally-friendly and natural substances, derived from atmospheric gases as well as environmentally-friendly synthetic gases. The extinguishing effect is based on the replacement of oxygen by the inert gases argon, nitrogen and carbon dioxide as well as by heat extraction through the synthetic gases FM-200® and Novec™ 1230.


FM 200 - Fire Suppression System

FM200 Fire Suppression is a suitable agent for normally occupied spaces. FM200 fire suppression systems are commonly used in

  • DATA Centres
  • Comms Rooms
  • Telecommunication Facilities
  • UPS Rooms
  • Medical Facilities
  • What is FM200 Fire Suppression?
    FM200 fire suppression is also known as HFC227ea. FM200 is a waterless fire protection system, it is discharged into the risk within 10 seconds and suppresses the fire immediately.

    How safe is FM200?
    FM200 fire suppression is found as an active compound as a propellant in medical inhalers. This is goes without saying that FM200 gas is extremely safe for occupied spaces with the correct fire suppression design.

    How does FM200 work?
    There is a common misconception that FM200 gas reduces oxygen this is not true! FM200 is a synthetic/chemical fire suppression gas and extinguishes a fire by removing the free radicals or heat elements from the fire triangle. (Oxygen, Heat and Fuel)

    The typical concentration of an FM200 system is normally between 7.9% to 8.5%. This concentration is determined by the risk that is being protected and by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and the ISO14520 standards for fire suppression systems.

    What are the advantages of an FM200 fire suppression system?
    The main advantage of FM200 fire suppression, is the small amount of agent required to suppress a fire. This means fewer cylinders, therefore less wasted space for storage of FM200 cylinders.

    FM200 systems reach extinguishing levels in 10 seconds or less, stopping ordinary combustible, electrical, and flammable liquid fires before they cause significant damage. FM200 extinguishes the fire quickly, which means less damage, lower repair costs. Like any other fire suppression system, FM200 systems are designed with an extra margin of safety for people. Refilling FM200 is simple and cost effective, therefore, it also means less downtime and disruption to your business.

    FM200 is classed as a clean agent which means that it is safe to use within occupied spaces. The safety of FM200 fire suppression environments is proven in over a decade of real-world experience and validated by extensive scientific studies. FM200 systems take up less storage space than most other fire suppressants.

    In addition to the fire protection benefits of using FM200, the environment will benefit as well. FM200 fire suppressant does not deplete stratospheric ozone, and has minimal impact on the environment relative to the impact a catastrophic fire would have. FM200 fire suppression is a solution that is already working in more than 100 thousand applications, in more than 70 nations around the world.


    3M Novec 1230 - Fire Suppression System?

    What is Novec 1230 fire suppression

  • Novec1230 gas is synthetic/chemical fire suppression gas/agent.
  • Novec1230 is a waterless fire suppressant and extinguishes a fire by removing the free radicals or heat element of the fire triangle (Oxygen, Heat and Fuel).
  • The concentration of Novec 1230 is typically between 5.3% to 5.6% of the room volume.
  • Novec1230 in its natural state, looks and feels like water. Novec is a non conductive liquid that has some surprise characteristics. Often Novec is exhibited by filling a fish tank with the Novec fire suppression agent, then inserting a computer screen within the liquid switch on. Mobile phones can be placed within the liquid and will operate as normal.
  • Novec 1230 boils at 48 degrees Celsius and vaporizes in the fire suppression delivery when discharged.
  • Typical Novec1230 fire suppression Applications?

  • DATA Centres
  • Comms Rooms
  • Telecommunication Facilities
  • UPS Rooms
  • Medical Facilities
  • How safe is Novec1230 Fire Suppression gas?
    Novec 1230 is classed as a clean agent which means that it is safe to use within occupied spaces. It does not reduce oxygen and uses very small concentrations by volume.

    How does Novec 1230 work?
    NOVEC 1230 DOES NOT Remove or reduce Oxygen! NOVEC 1230 is a synthetic/chemical fire suppression gas and extinguishes a fire by removing the free radicals or heat elements from the fire triangle.(Oxygen, Heat and Fuel)

    The concentration of Novec 1230 is typically between 5.3% to 5.6% of the room volume. Novec1230 is discharged into the risk between 6 and 10 seconds.

    What are the advantages of a Novec 1230 fire suppression system?
    Due to the low concentration levels of Novec1230 fire suppression, means that less Novec cylinders and less space is required, making the storage footprint for the fire suppression agent very small.

    Novec 1230 offers significant atmospheric advantages over it synthetic rivals. Novec1230 is considered as a green gas and posses no threat to both the Ozone Layer and offers Novec does not fall into the Kyoto protocol for global warming gases.

    Novec 1230 fluid has zero ozone depletion potential and the lowest atmospheric lifetime for halocarbon alternatives:

  • Novec 1230 has an atmospheric lifetime of only 5 days
  • Novec 1230 has a Global Warming Potential of 1
  • Novec 1230 fluid has the greatest margin of safety for use in occupied spaces
  • It makes good business sense to use Novec 1230 fluid because it is a sustainable, long-term technology. Not only does Novec 1230 fluid meet today’s regulations, but it meets those of the foreseeable future