FIRE SUPPRESSION

FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS -GAS BASED


In addition to fire detection and alarm systems, organizations that have a dedicated server / rack rooms should have minimum gas suppression systems. The different types of gas suppression systems available are CO2, NAF SIII, FM 200 and Inergen. CO2 systems are generally not recommended for usage in any manned areas. NAF S III was the second alternative to CO2 system. NAF SIII is said to cause ozone depletion and is not a suitable suppression system for manned areas. The most suitable gas suppression alternatives are FM 200 [Heptafluropropane] and Inergen [a mixture of Argon& Nitrogen]. Many IT and Technology companies are investing today in either FM 200 or Inergen gas suppression systems for the protection of their server / data center rooms.

FM 200 OVERVIEW
The FM 200 agent is one of the most effective fire suppressants available for stopping fires before they cause any damage. The FM 200 agent is safe for environment, people and property and has an unblemished record of safety in use. Fire suppression systems employing FM 200 agent are ideal for most fire protection applications that involve high value assets and mission critical facilities. FM 200 gas storage cylinders consume less space compared to other extinguishing agents like inergen. FM 200 system requires 10 seconds or less for release of gas, thus stopping ordinary combustible, electrical and flammable liquid fires before they can cause any significant damage. Fire extinguished quickly, means less damage, less repair cost, less downtime and disruption of business.

TARGET INDUSTRY SEGMENT
Software Facilities, Telecom Centres, Banks, OIL & Gas Facilities

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The chemical content of the FM200 agent is Hepta Flouropropine. FM 200 systems are operated by intelligent / conventional fire detection and alarm systems designed specially for fire extinguishant agents. During fire, heat is generated through the release of chemical energy in order for combustion to self propagate. FM 200 molecules rapidly absorb heat from within the chemical reaction so that the temperature falls below the critical point and the fire is extinguished. The FM 200 gas is stored in re-usable containers. Every container comes with a high rate discharge valve with integral pressure gauge. The intelligent / conventional detectors sense the fire and send signal to the extinguishant panel which in turn initiates discharge of gas through the electrically operated valve on top of the cylinder.

STANDARDS & COMPLIANCE
NFPA, BIS

TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS
Kidde