Until it was proscribed by the
Montreal Protocol, Halon 1301 was your best choice for a fire-suppression
FM-200 offers all the performance of Halon without the
environmental or substitute-system drawbacks in systems that
combine active fire-protection, the benefits of clean agent
people-safe, environmentally friendly performance.
penetrates every nook and cranny of the protected facility as
it snuffs out fires in seconds.
minimizes fire-related downtime leaving no residue to damage
sensitive electronic equipment, vital software or
irreplaceable objects. There's no time consuming, expensive
cleanup, and you can get your business operations back on line
non-toxic when used in accordance with NFPA Standard 2001. It
causes no breathing problems for people and won't obscure
vision in an emergency situation.
the most versatile and tested clean agent on the market, has
zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP), a low atmospheric
lifetime (36.5 years) and no Environmental Protection Agency
Underwriters Laboratories, Factory Mutual and the National
Fire Protection Association (2001 Standard).
It has been
tested on the widest range of Class A and Class B fuels, from
heptane to ethanol, from wood to sensitive electronics.
Clean agent of the future
To be the clean agent
of the future, FM-200 had to have rapid and effective performance, be
safe for occupied spaces and delicate equipment, and be environmentally
The essential environmental consideration was for the product to have a
zero ozone depletion potential.
A clean agent of the
future also had to look beyond today to tomorrow's environmental issues.
The impact of all human activities is emerging as one of the important
environmental issues of the future, and is often measured in terms of
global warming potential. Any valid evaluation of global warming must
consider the direct and indirect contributions of the extinguishant,
system and its operation.
Since fire protection systems only discharge in the event of a fire, the
use of clean agents for total flooding fire protection is considered to be
In the rare event a system does discharge, the rapid extinguishing
performance of FM-200 mitigates the much more detrimental consequences of
an uncontrolled fire.
Even when used to
extinguish a fire, FM-200's short atmospheric lifetime of 31-42 years
assures a minimal direct contribution to global warming and rapid removal
from the atmosphere. It's relative efficiency compared to Halon 1301.
efficiency minimizes the number of steel storage containers, reducing the
often overlooked, but critically important, indirect contribution to
global warming. Therefore, the system, as well as the agent, offers
Where space is at a premium,
FM-200 is the right choice. The extinguishing performance of FM-200 requires
only a modest increase in agent storage cylinders compared to Halon 1301.
FM-200 saves your expensive floor space for productive use.
EXTINGUISHES A FIRE IN 10 SECONDS OR LESS.
Fires grow at
exponential rates until fully Involved. Heat and smoke damage
for delicate electronics is greatest in the first few minutes.
And the generation of deadly combustion products is often
greater in the initial stages of a fire before the fire can
Stopping the fire in those critical few seconds can save
millions of dollars worth of equipment and lost production.
Other extinguishants can take 60 seconds or longer to react.
And that delay can translate to serious damage and substantial
repair and downtime.
FM-200's fast action and excellent explosion Inerting
capabilities can prevent catastrophic consequences.