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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Cell Sites
- Computer Rooms & Subfloors
- 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.
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)