Is FM-200 toxic?

Is FM-200 toxic?

Is FM-200 toxic?

Clean agent systems using FM-200™ are non-toxic to humans in levels used for extinguishing fires. When designing a fire suppression system, particular emphasis is placed on accurately calculating clean agent concentration levels to be safe in occupied spaces. Because it is clear, it will not obscure your vision.

Is FM-200 safe to breathe?

FM200 is a non-flammable gas used for fire suppression. It doesn’t damage electronic products, used correctly it’s safe for people to breathe in and can be used in an enclosed space, making it ideal for data centres.

Is HFC-227ea safe?

HFC-227ea extinguishes a fire by a combination of chemical and physical mechanisms. HFC-227ea does not displace oxygen and therefore is safe for use in occupied spaces without fear of oxygen deprivation. PERFORMANCE HFC-227ea is an effective fire extinguishing agent that can be used on many types of fires.

Is HFC 227 the FM-200?

FM-200™, also commonly known as HFC-227ea, is a clean agent fire suppressant for Class A, B, and C fires and meets NFPA Standard 2001 Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems. Clean agents are fast and effective in suppressing fires, are safe in occupied spaces, and do not leave a residue.

Is FM-200 banned?

No, FM200 is not banned, there is sometimes confusion with Halon, which during the start of 1992, it was instructed that no manufacturing of new Halon was allowed from 1994, under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This was due to its environmental impact on the Ozone Layer.

Is FM-200 the same as Halon?

FM200 has been found to be less toxic than Halon 1301, which makes it safe for use in the fully automatic mode in occupied areas. The FM-200 clean agent works by interrupting the fire on a molecular level, not by taking oxygen from the protected space.

What gas is used in FM-200?

FM200 (HFC 227ea) is known chemically as Heptafluoropropane. FM200 is a colourless gas which is liquified under pressure for storage. Like Halon 1301 it has a low toxicity level and is superpressurised with Nitrogen to 24.8bar (360psi).

How does HFC 227 work?

HFC-227ea literally removes heat energy from the fire to the extent that the combustion reaction cannot sustain itself. Additionally, there is a chemical extinguishing action contributed by HFC-227ea. Trace amounts of free radicals are released in a fire, ultimately inhibiting the chain reaction of combustion.

Is FM-200 a Halon?

FM-200 is one of the best Halon fire suppression systems on the market. FM-200 will extinguish a fire utilizing a combination of chemically based products that inhibited the fire.

What does FM in FM-200 stand for?

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Approvals and Standards for the FM-200 system include Factory Mutual (FM); Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL); Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC); NFPA 2001: Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems; ISO-14520: Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems; EPA SNAP Report and MEA. Page 2.