StarAxiom offers Innovative and worlds industry leading Solutions in special hazard fire protection, providing fire suppression and protection for high value and/or mission critical Server rooms.
In high-risk environments such as data centers, a robust and reliable fire suppression solution is essential to safeguard costly equipment and valuable data. The use of water-based solutions could lead to irreparable damage to servers and the loss of irretrievable data, meaning that it could take weeks or even months for the facility to return to full operational capacity. The FM-200 Total Flooding Fire Suppression System provides an innovative, clean agent solution that suppresses fire safely and quickly, helps to ensure continuity of operations, and delivers effective asset protection for data centers.
FM-200™ is the world’s most widely selected clean agent for use in new applications and as a Halon 1301 replacement. It is suitable for use in a wide range of fire extinguishing applications, including total flooding, streaming, and inerting applications. FM-200 is a safe, clean, and electrically non-conductive agent that protects people, high value assets, and the continuity of business operations. FM-200 has been validated by independent agencies and received component approval from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FM). It is listed as an acceptable agent for the replacement of Halon 1301 and new applications in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) program in both total flooding and streaming systems. FM-200 is environmentally preferred alternative to Halon 1301. FM-200 is included in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2001 Clean Agent Standard and the International Standards Organization (ISO) 14520 Clean Agent Standard.
FM-200 (HFC- 227ea, CF3CHFCF3) is a safe, clean, and electrically non-conductive agent that protects people, high value assets, and the continuity of business operations. The system utilizes FM-200 (HFC-227ea) fire extinguishant, a clear compressed gas stored as a liquid (under pressure) that vaporizes upon discharge and absorbs heat to rapidly suppress fire. This results in less damage to sensitive and critical equipment, facilitating a shorter recovery time and reducing downtime.
FM-200 is an ideal choice for in total flooding applications involving Class A (plastic, cellulosic, solid) fire hazards, Class B (liquid and gas) fire hazards and Class C (electrically energized) fire hazards.
FM-200™ is of high purity and residue-free, meeting the following minimum quality specifications:
Purity, % by weight, minimum 99.0
Moisture, ppm by weight, maximum 10
Acidity, ppm by weight, expressed as HCl, maximum 0.5
Residue, % by volume, maximum 0.03
- Fast, reliable fire protection without the damaging side-effects of water
- Suppresses a fire in seconds, reducing equipment damage and downtime
- Easy to install in any new or existing server rack or closet and requires no power to operate
- Clean suppression agents require no post-discharge cleanup
- Will not harm people, equipment or the environment
- System options expand peripheral capabilities
- Clean agents will not harm electronic equipment or magnetic media and are OK to use on energized equipment
- Does not interfere with installation or maintenance of equipment
The FM-200 system is most effective when used with the automatic Fire Detection and Control System. This detection system is used to actuate Total Flooding Fire Suppression System or alarm system based on inputs received from fire detection devices. The detection circuits can be configured using cross, counting, independent or priority-zone concepts. Both automatic and manual actuators are available for release of the agent into the hazard area through fixed piping and nozzles. Several nozzle sizes are available to provide the correct flow of agent in either 180 or 360 degree horizontal discharge patterns. For large hazards, cylinders can be connected to a common manifold.
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