Fire Suppression Systems FM200

This is the replacement option most similar in system design and function to Halon and the most common halocarbon for this use is FM200. Like Halon, FM200 is a liquefiable gas, stored in liquid form and only achieving its operating gas state when released at the dispersion point.

FM-200 systems are designed to detect and suppress fire at its earliest stage and extinguish in seconds through a chemical reaction so the oxygen level in the facility remains at a breathable level. FM-200 is absolutely safe for people and is approved in occupied areas, unlike Co2.

FM-200 requires a relatively limited volume of stored liquid, so is the preferred choice where space is limited.

Gaseous fire extinguishing systems or fire suppression systems offer extra peace of mind where buildings contain valuable equipment such as main frame, computers, other vital communication rooms, data storage or valuable archives, even antiques and art! If a fire is detected the gas is discharged throughout the protected space, extinguishing the fire and causing minimum damage to the contents of the room in seconds 

Clean agent systems provide electrical non-conductivity, minimal down-time to users following a fire and leave no residue, ensuring no clean-up and immediate business continuity.

Carbon Dioxide Gas Extinguishing (CO2)

Carbon Dioxide (Co2) extinguishes fire by reducing the oxygen content in the surrounding atmosphere to a level where combustion cannot be supported. The system is designed to provide fire suppression by maintaining low oxygen levels, and generally discharge in one minute. The Co2 is stored in cylinders at high pressure and is an extremely versatile and economical extinguishing agent. The majority of Co2 systems will have a second reserve bank of cylinders as back up, enabling you to continue your work with no interruption and full fire protection. As with FM-200 there is very little or no clean up process post discharge, simply thoroughly ventilate the area after discharge and refill the cylinders.

Maintenance of Fire Suppression Systems

Without regular servicing and preventative maintenance any suppression system is non compliant with current British Standards which recommends that regular servicing must be carried out on a bi-annual basis.,This is best served by a maintenance program to be put in place and diarised so this is not over looked.

  • Fire suppression systems are fit for compliance with legal obligations
  • Compliance with British Standards Codes of Practice
  • Compliance with insurance company requirements
  • Reduced risk of false alarms and equipment failure
  • Extended life from your equipment

Our suppression expertise means that we are capable of servicing every type of fire suppression system on the market. All fire suppression systems maintenance work is undertaken by competent and experienced Service Engineers in full compliance with BS ISO 14520.