Product

Fire Suppression System

Total Flood systems offered

  • FM-200 systems (ECS/9300 and ADS/PHX)
  • Novec 1230 Fluid systems
  • FE-13 Systems
  • Argonite systems

Other relevant information

CHART OF DESIGN CONCENTRATION VS TOXICITY

Trade Name
Min. Design Concentration
NOAEL
LOAEL
Halon 1301
5
5.0
7.5
FM-200
6.25
9.0
10.5
FE-13
18.0
30.0
>30.0
Novec 1230
4.2
>10.0

FE-25
8.0
7.5
10.0
*Note: All Concentration levels are % v/v

FM-200 AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • FM-200 is a responsible choice by any measure:

- Zero Ozone

- Depletion Potential

- Low Atmospheric Lifetime

- Efficient Use of Resources

- Fixed Fire Protection is

- Essentially Non-Emissive

FM-200®SYSTEMS

FM-200 Agent

  • The foremost Clean Agent –worldwide
  • Heptafluoropropane
  • HFC-227ea

FM-200 PEOPLE SAFETY

  • NOAEL: Highest Concentration at which
  • No Adverse Effect is Observed
  • LOAEL: Lowest Concentration at which Adverse Effect is Observed
  • PBPK: Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling
  • NFPA 2001, 2008 Edition Allows Use of FM-200 As Follows:

- In Normally Occupied Spaces

- Concentrations up to 10.5% v/v

- In Normally Not Occupied Spaces

- Concentrations up to 10.5% v/v

- Concentrations exceeding 10.5% v/v provide occupants can evacuate within 30 seconds

- Lock-out valve, mechanical time delay, pressure operated siren and signage required

  • FM-200 is so safe, It has been designated as a replacement propellant in medical inhalers.

FM-200 AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • FM-200 is a responsible choice by any measure:

-Zero Ozone

-Depletion Potential

-Low Atmospheric Lifetime

-Efficient Use of Resources

-Fixed Fire Protection is

-Essentially Non-Emissive



FM-200 APPLICATIONS

  • Telecommunications
  • Data Centers
  • Computer rooms
  • Clean Rooms
  • Process Facilities
  • Marine Offshore
  • And Many More…

FM-200 STRENGTHS

  • Cylinder storage space
  • Rapid discharge time
  • Rapid extinguishment
  • People Safety
  • Equipment Safety
  • Field Recharge
  • ADS flexible design
  • Proven all over the world



FM-200 WEAKNESSES

  • Agent cost
  • ECS/9300 System design constraints
  • Some perceived environmental disadvantage



SEA-FIRE FM200 SYSTEM

Modes of operation

  • Automatic: heat activated
  • Manual Option/Automatic: manual pull station(Cable activated)


U.L. LISTED / F.M. APPROVED SYSTEMS REACH EXTINGUISHING CONC. IN 10 SEC. OR LESS

  • Minimizes fire size and harmful combustion products



3M™NOVEC™1230 FIRE PROTECTION FLUID

  • Manufactured by 3M
  • Introduced by 3M in 2003, at NFPA
  • Fluoroketone
  • CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3)2
  • What is Novec
  • 1230 fluid?
  • Extinguishes fire through heat absorption – Removes enough heat from the fire tetrahedron to prevent combustion
  • Stored as a liquid at room temperature…

quickly vaporizes when discharged!



NOVEC 1230 FIRE PROTECTION FLUID

  • 3M has long history in clean fire protection industry
  • Novec 1230 fluid is an advanced halon replacement, designed to balance industry concerns for human safety, performance and the environment.

  • Halon 1301 and halon1211 replacement
  • Unique physical properties
  • Balanced protection for your assets and employees
  • –Performance

    – Health and safety

    – Health and safety

  • Novec 1230 fluid benefits
  • – Completely safe and approved for use in occupied spaces

    – Best environmental profile of all “active” agent halon alternatives

    – Provides minimum business interruption with maximum asset protection

    – Ease of transportation

  • Bulk transport
  • - Low vaporpressure (6 Psig) –bulk air travel

  • Offered in
  • – 11 lb Demo Container,

    – 661 lb Drums

    – 2425 lb totes

  • Features
  • – EPA SNAP/NFPA 2001 standard

    – Design concentrations well below safety thresholds

    – Clean environmental profile

    – GWP = 1; ATM life = 5 days

    – Liquid at room temperature > low Pv

    – No residue

    – Electrically non-conductive

3M™NOVEC™1230 FIRE PROTECTION FLUID KEY APPLICATIONS

  • Pharmaceutical / Healthcare
  • Data processing centers
  • Telecommunications
  • – Cell sites, switching centers

  • Industrial
  • – Oil and gas

  • Museum & cultural heritage
  • Any environmentally ensitive market or end user



FE-13 Systems

  • Gaseous agent from DuPont
  • HFC-23
  • No ozone depletion potential
  • Acceptable global warming potential


What Is FE-13?

  • Trifluoromethane
  • CHF3
  • HFC-23
  • Boiling point = -115.7F (-82.0C)
  • Vapor pressure = 686 PSIA @ 77F


FE-13 People Safety

  • NOAEL = 30%
  • LOAEL = >50%
  • HFC-23
  • Typical use concentration = 18%
  • Large safety margin
  • – Tough hazards -mixed flammables

    – Variables

    – Inerting


FE-13 Agent Characteristics

  • High Pressure
  • – Low boiling point = wide temp range

    – High velocity = expansion

    -Large spaces

    -High ceilings

    -Clutert


FE-13 and the Environment

  • ODP = ZERO
  • HGWP = 5.7
  • The EPA Says…“HFC-23 is Acceptable as a Halon 1301 substitute.”
  • “Since HFC-23 is ... a by-product of manufacturing ... EPA is allowing the use of this agent wherever applicable given technical or market considerations.”


FE-13 Applications

  • Mixed flammables
  • Forensic Evidence storage
  • Rail locomotives
  • Mining vehicles
  • Rooms with variable fill” capacity
  • Rooms with extremes in temperature
  • Inerting


FE-13 Strengths

  • Flexible design
  • High ceilings (25 ft) with one tier of nozzles
  • Inerting applications
  • Safety margin for people exposure
  • Design temperature limits


FE-13 Weaknesses

  • Cylinder storage space requirements
  • Perceived environmental issues
  • Relative cost of system
  • - high pressure system (piping, cylinders etc)

  • Recharge capability

ARGONITE® SYSTEMS

INERT Gas

  • Two commonly, commercially available Inert gases
  • Mixture of naturally occurring gases:

IG-55
IG-541
– Nitrogen
50%
52%
– Argon
50% 40%
– Carbon Dioxide
0%
8%


What are INERT Gases?

  • Same density as the atmosphere…will mix with the air and hold concentration levels
  • Does not conduct electricity
  • No toxic by-products when exposed to heat
  • No visible obscuration during discharge
  • No residue after discharge
  • Suitable for Class A, B & C Hazards
  • Stored and Discharged as a Vapor (Gas)



How Does it Work?

  • Extinguishes through physical means
  • Reduces enclosure’s O2 concentration
  • Safe for people


Features of Argonite Agent

  • No decomposition products
  • Clean
  • Electrically non-conductive
  • Effective against Class A, B and C fires


Benefits of Argonite Agent

  • A truly “green” agent
  • A safe work environment
  • Readily available
  • Easy to mix
  • Longer hold time
  • Air tight enclosure not required
  • No agent related downtime
  • Cost-effective system


Features of Argonite Agent

  • Multiple release modes
  • Selector Valve option reduces costs
  • Operating Temperature: -20ºF to +130ºF



Argonite Strengths

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Oxygen Depletion Potential (ODP) : 0
  • Global Warming Potential (GWP) : 0
  • Atmospheric Lifetime (ALT) : 0


Argonite Weaknesses

  • Large cylinder footprint/storage
  • Pressure relief venting
  • High pressure hardware/piping –costs


Argonite Summary

  • Argonite should not be marketed as a direct competitor of FM-200.
  • Argonite is an environmentally friendly alternative and a welcome addition to our portfolio.
  • Complimentary Product

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