Clean Agent Fire Protection

FM-200®

The   Right   Choice

A quality fire protection system is much more cost effective than replacing high-value critical data and sensitive electronic equipment. Pyro-Chem has integrated state-of-the-art detection technology and clean-agent chemistry to provide affordable fire protection.

Fast

Pyro-Chem offers two programmable releasing panels (PCR-100 and PCR-400IP) that are compatible with fast acting smoke detectors to sense fire in its early stages. Upon system release, FM-200 Clean-Agent is discharged.

Effective

Similar to Halon 1301,  FM-200 agent extinguishes Class A, B and C fires by interrupting the chemical chain reaction. It absorbs heat, accelerating the suppression process.

Safe

The U.S. EPA has accepted FM-200 for use in occupied spaces at concentrations up to 9% by volume and up to 10.5% by volume for normally non-occupied spaces.  It is non-toxic when used in accordance with NFPA Standard 2001.

Clean

When protecting valuable assets or sensitive equipment, FM-200 agent stands above conventional agents.  Unlike dry chemical, FM-200 is a colorless, odorless gas that leaves no residue to clean up. Unlike water, FM-200 is an electrically nonconductive agent that will not short-out electronic equipment. And unlike the very cold discharge of carbon dioxide, FM-200 will not thermally shock delicate circuitry.

Earth Friendly

FM-200 will not deplete stratospheric ozone and it has a short atmospheric lifetime (31-42 years).  As such, it is part of the EPA’s SNAP list of acceptable Halon alternatives that are approved for use in total flooding, special hazard fire suppression systems.

Fire System Selection...

Pyro-Chem  FM-200 Systems are recommended when one or more of the following conditions exist:

  • The value of the area’s contents or its importance to business continuity requires a fire suppression system that can react in seconds.
  • Water sprinklers will damage the contents of the area to be protected.
  • Personnel occupy the area to be protected.
  • Post fire cleanup must be eliminated.
  • Ease of design and installation is needed.
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Typical Applications:

  • Cell Sites
  • Computer Rooms & Subfloors
  • Laboratories
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Museums, Art Galleries, Libraries
  • Process Control Rooms
  • Robotic Systems
  • Tape Storage Libraries
  • Telecommunications Facilities
  • Telephone Equipment Rooms
  • Vaults/Record Storage
  • Historical Buildings

Nozzles  --  Available with seven or eight ports to allow for either 180° or 360° horizontal discharge patterns. Offered in seven sizes, ranging from 3/8 in. to 2 in.

Alarm  Bell  --  Among other warnings, the control unit sounds the alarm bell, alerting workers to clear the area.

Detectors  --  Smoke and heat detectors sense a fire in the protected area. A signal is sent immediately to the control unit.

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Control  Panel  --  Upon activation, it begins a series of actions: sounding audible and visual warnings, closing down ventilation systems and triggering the discharge of the suppression system.

Pyro-Chem now offers FM-200® agent in a 343 L (757 lb.) tank with liquid level indicator... more protection in less space

Agent Tanks  --  Consist of approved DOT and TC high pressure steel tanks, factory filled with FM-200 agent and pressurized with dry nitrogen to 360 psi (25 bar) at 70°F (21°C)