Chemical or Synthetic Fire Suppression

Chemical or Synthetic Fire Suppression from TVF

There are a number of key benefits from using these systems:

  • Non-conductive - they can be used safely on eletrical fires in locations such as server rooms and data suites
  • Space saving - they require only small quantities of the gas or chemical, storage cylinders occupy minimal space compared to water tanks

The most commonly used of the chemical / gas systems is currently HFC227ea (trade name FM200), which is a clean agent that is not harmful to the ozone layer in its undischarged state.

FM-200 is a colourless, odourless gas which is a highly penetrative in the hazard zone, it acts on fires largely by physical means, lowering the temperature of the flame and fuel to a point at which combustion reactions cannot be sustained. There is no significant obscuration on discharge and this non-corrosive and electrically non-conductive agent causes no damage to sensitive equipment with no post-discharge clean-up required.

FM 200 systems are ideally suited to the protection of high value assets from losses by fire damage and the accompanying catastrophic plant down-time. Applications include:

  • Computer suites, EDP facilities and telecommunications hardware
  • Control rooms such as railway signalling centres and air traffic management centres
  • Stores and archives
  • Heritage sites such as art galleries and museums
  • Medical and laboratory equipment  

Advantages of FM200

  • Fast and effective against a wide range of Class A, B and electrical fires.
  • Safe for occupied areas
  • Non-corrosive and electrically non-conductive
  • No post-discharge residue and clean-up
  • 25 bar engineered and pre-engineered systems available
  • Range of system release options
  • Low installation and maintenance costs
  • Computer design maximises effectiveness of system
  • FMRC/LPCB approved components with ULI listed systems available on request

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