FM-200™, also known as HFC-227ea, is a clean agent fire suppressant that is designed to deliver maximum fire mitigation with minimal loss. The FM-200™ fire suppression system is comprised of a waterless, colorless, non-toxic gas made up of carbon, fluorine, and hydrogen. A fire needs oxygen, heat, a fuel source, and the chemical chain reaction of all three in order to thrive. The FM-200's chemical composition works to suppress fires by interrupting the chemical reaction and removing the heat which then stops the fire and prevents it from spreading. Unlike other fire suppression methods, the FM-200 clean agent system does not displace oxygen which allows the environment to remain safe for humans. Additionally, its colorless attribute does not compromise vision which allows occupants to safely exit the building.
FM-200 is one of the most cost-effective clean agent fire suppression systems and takes up minimal space. Being a waterless method of fire mitigation means that it can be used in a variety of high-value areas in order to swiftly and efficiently stop fires while minimizing loss and downtime. It leaves behind no residue or water damage, which translates into no clean-up and very minimal loss. Kidde FM-200 fire suppression systems disperse gas within 10 seconds or less of a fire's inception, which is significantly faster than traditional sprinkler systems. Rubber, plastic, and most common metals are not affected. Plus, the FM-200 system is electrically non-conductive which ensures that electronics remain operational.
FM-200 is safe for use around humans and is also an environmentally safe, Halon 1301 alternative with zero ozone-depleting potential and low global warming potential. It's designed in line with NFPA 2001 and is UL/ULC listed, FM approved, EPA approved, and also offers a marine system with USCG and ABS approvals.
FM-200 is suitable for a variety of fire hazard areas including spaces with class A, B, and C fire hazards. Kidde FM-200 fire suppression systems are easily installed and adapted for a variety of businesses no matter how large or small. It's ideal for virtually any business but especially for businesses with valuable assets that could be ruined with water - such as IT rooms, museums, art displays, medical facilities, paper archives, record storage, and bridges of ships.
If you're looking for a cost-effective way to reduce risk, lessen potential downtime, and improve the safety of your employees, contact us today to see how fire suppression solutions can work for you.