FM-200 and CO2


FM200 and CO2 Sys 01Developed as a Halon replacement, FM-200® is the best people-compatible, clean agent fire protection for vital facilities. It extinguishes fire through a combination of chemically-based fire inhibition and cooling. It is environmentally acceptable, safe to use with sensitive equipment, fast acting, efficient and effective.

Benefits of Using FM-200®

  • Fast-Acting - FM-200® can stop fires in just seconds. Extinguishing fires quickly means less damage, repair costs and extra safety.
  • Safe For People - FM-200® has been tested extensively to ensure safe exposure to people.
  • No Collateral Damage - FM-200® does not leave oily residues, particulates, water, or corrosive material. This eliminates collateral damage to delicate equipment.
  • Environmentally Responsible - FM-200® has a low environmental impact because it has a low atmospheric lifetime. It also has zero potential to deplete the ozone layer.
  • Small Space Requirement - Other fire suppression systems, such as CO2 and inert gases require as much as seven times more storage space.
  • Globally Accepted - FM-200® is the most widely accepted clean agent in the world. It is used in tens of thousands of fire suppression systems.

CO2 Systems

FM200 and CO2 Sys 02CO2 systems are the preferred choice as an extinguishant for a multitude of critical facilities. Fast, efficient and adaptable to a wide range of hazards, the discharge of carbon dioxide [a low-cost clean agent] is non-damaging to property and electrically non-conductive. Multi-Hazard Protection can be designed to provide automatic, simultaneous discharge for a variety of hazards and configurations.

CO2 systems are used for:

  • Power Generation
  • Cement Plant/Blast Furnace Indirect Coal Firing Systems
  • Metal Production and Processing
  • Printing
  • Automotive
  • Electronics Operations
  • Electronics/Computer Production
  • Research Facilities
  • Shipboard (Marine) Systems
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval Facilities

Low pressure CO2 systems and equipment are best suited for applications where large quantities of CO2 are needed. A high pressure systems are recommended for smaller hazards or where space is limited.

Benefits of CO2 Systems

  • Fast – Within seconds, CO2 penetrates the entire hazard areas to smother the combustion.
  • Environmentally Friendly – CO2 exists as a gas in the earth’s atmosphere and is one of the by-products of combustion. It’s use has no environmental impact.
  • Non-damaging – CO2 does not cause spoilage, requires no clean up and leaves no residue.
  • Non-conductive – CO2 is electrically non-conductive, allowing use for a wide variety of special applications.
  • Adaptive – CO2 is effective on a wide range of flammable and combustible materials.

A CO2 system consists of one or more banks of cylinder storage containers to supply the CO2extinguishing agent. Flexible discharge hoses connect the cylinders into a piping manifold. The manifold distributes the agent into the piping network. Nozzles regulate the flow of CO2 into the protected area.

Fire And Safety Technology(FAST). also specializes in deluge systems and other special hazardsfire suppression systems.