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FM200 Gas Fire Extinguishing Systems  

FM-200® extinguishing agent is a clean gas widely accepted as 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. Because FM-200® is not electrical conductive, (but it is odourless and colourless).  it is effective in the protection of electrical hazards, such as computer  rooms.

Furthermore, it is suitable for class A fires (fires including solid materials] as well as for class 8 fires (flammable liquids].

 

Suitable for occupied areas
Discharge time:10 seconds
No residue to clean up after discharge
Widely accepted as substitute to Halon 1301
Compliance with standards IS0-14520 and NFPA 2001
Suitable for storage in welded high pressure cylinders, saving space and money
Electrically non - conductive
Zero Ozone Depletion Potential
   

Where To Use It:
With electrical or electronic equipment
Archives
Stores
Cable ducts
Engine rooms
Flammable liquids
Hazards with people inside
 
FM-200® extinguishes fires mainly by physical means, weakening and extinguishing the fire by absorbing heat.
Once discharged, FM-200® extinguishes   the fire quickly reducing   to   a minimum   damages to property and valuable equipment, likewise ensuring total safety to persons.
LPG systems containing FM-200® are designed to discharge   within   10 seconds.  Extinguishing agent pressurized with dry Nitrogen at 42 bar and stored in steel cylinders fitted  with approved valves.
 
Loss Prevention Certification Body Agencia Poteccion
Contra Incendios Ministerio del Interior
       
Centre National de Prevention et Protection Underwriters Laboratories
 
  PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
  Chemical name : Heptafluoropropane
  Chemical formula : CF3CHFCF3
  Compliance with ISO 14520 and NFPA 2001 : :HFC-227ea
  Molecular weight : 170
  Boiling point at 1.013 bar : -16.40 C
  Liquid density at 20º C    : 1407 kg/m3
  Critical temperature : 101.70 C
  Critical pressure : 29.12 bar
  Vapour pressure at 20ºC : 3.91 bar
  Relative electrical resistance at 1atm. 25º C (N2=1.0) : 2.0
  Maximum filling density     : 1.15 kg/l
  Design concentration for heptanes : 9%
  Flooding factor for heptane at 20º C : 0.721 kg./m3
  Design concentration for surface fires class A (ISO) : :7.9%
  Flooding factor for surface fires class A (ISO) : 0.625 kg./m3
  Design concentration for class A higher fires (ISO) : 8.5%
  Flooding factor for class A higher fires (ISO) : 0.677 kg./m3
  Design concentration for class A fires (NFPA) : 7.3%
  Flooding factor for class A fires (NFPA) : 0.574 kg./m3
  NOAEL : 9%
  LOAEL : 10,5%
  Ozone depletion potential : 0
  Greenhouse effect potential : 2900
 
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