Pyro-Chem has integrated state-of-the-art fire detection technology and clean-agent chemistry to provide cost effective fire protection for applications containing high-value critical data and sensitive equipment.
FM-200 Clean Agent fire suppression systems provide an environmentally acceptable solution for your fire protection needs, where clean-up presents a problem, where electrically non-conductive medium is needed, and where people compatibility is an overriding factor.
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-400) that are compatible with the fast-acting smoke detectors to sense fire in its early stages. Upon system release, the Pyro-Chem system will discharge the FM-200 Clean-Agent Suppression System in 10 seconds or less. The gaseous agent then spreads throughout the hazard area to suppress the fire. This fast reaction can mean the difference between a minor incident and a major loss.
Effective Fire Suppression Agent
Similar to Halon 1301, FM-200 agent extinguishes Class A, B, and C fires by interrupting the chemical chain reaction. Additionally, FM-200 agent has the ability to absorb heat, further speeding up the suppression process. In other words, when you opt for FM-200 as compared with other Halon alternatives agents, less agent can do the same job.
Safe in Occupied Spaces
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. Therefore, people can be evacuated from the protected area in the presence of FM-200 at design concentrations.
Clean Agent Protects Valuable Assets
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.
Acceptable Halon Alternative
FM-200 will not deplete stratospheric ozone, has a short atmospheric lifetime (31-42 years), and has minimal global warming potential. 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.
- Pyro-Chem FM-200 Approvals & Standards
- Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FMRC)
- Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)
- Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, Inc. (ULC)
- NFPA 2001: Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems)
- Compliant with ISO-14520: Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems
- EPA SNAP Report
- MEA Approved
- Typical Applications of Pyro-Chem FM-200 Clean Agent Systems:
- Cell Sites
- Computer Rooms & Sub-floors
- Process Control Rooms
- Robotic Systems
- Tape Storage Libraries
- Telecommunications Facilities
- Telephone Equipment Rooms
- Vault/Record Storage