FM-200® , chemically known as heptafluoropropane, is an alternative fire suppression system agent manufactured in the United States by Great Lakes Chemical Corporation. DuPont also manufactures heptafluoropropane (HFC-227ea) and markets to the fire protection industry under the trademark FE-227 .It is a replacement for the ozone depleting Halon 1301 used extensively before 1994.
HFC-227ea has no ozone depletion potential. Its ODP is zero. HFC-227ea has found by leading toxicologists to be safe for use when people are present. Just as with Halon 1301, people can be exposed to normal extinguishing concentrations of without any fear of health problems.
Reliable Fire Equipment Company is a distributor for:
Fike HFC-227ea (DuPont FE227) Fire Suppression Systems
Kidde FM-200® Fire Suppression Systems
Pyrochem FM-200® Fire Suppression Systems
FM-200® is a registered trademark of Great lakes Chemical Corporation.
FE227 is a registered trademark of the DuPont Corporation
Often HFC-227ea systems are employed to protect critical installations formerly protected by Halon 1301. These include:
In a typical system the extinguishing agent is typically stored in cylinders or spheres. It is delivered to distribution nozzles through a system piping network.
Critical to the functioning of the system is the fire detection and control network. Typically smoke detectors sense the presence of fire in the protected facility. The detection and control panel then sounds an alarm, shuts down air handlers, disconnects power from the protected equipment, and then releases agent into the protected area.
At Reliable Fire Equipment we make use of the Fike Cheetah Xi Intelligent Fire Suppression System, Fike's revolutionary advancement in safety and fire protection, a digital peer-to-peer, bi-directional communication system designed to respond in as little as one quarter second!
In addition the Cheetah Xi intelligent fire suppression system turns every detection and control device into a peer which can communicate with the detection control panel and with with other! Each device is also capable of generating accurate and highly detailed information making the Cheetah Xi not only one of the fastest fire suppression systems but one of the most versitile.
Assembling all the components together into a workable system optimized for your facility is the work of trained fire protection personnel. At Reliable Fire Equipment our staff will prepare shop drawings, flow and battery calculations, and provide you the hard data you need to rest assured in the confidence of a good fire protection system.
For additional assistance on the selection of your system, complete our Survey Request Form and one of our professionals will contact you.
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