FM-200 Fire Suppression System


fm1   In response to the impending production phase-out of Halon fire extinguishing, Kidde Fire Protection can offer the GX20 System using FM-200® (Heptafluoropropane), manufactured by Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, as a replacement for Halon 1301 in applications requiring a clean, environmentally acceptable fire extinguishing agent, suitable for use in manned areas.

  General Features

  • Heptafluoropropane is the scientific name of FM-200® and chemical formula is C3F7H.
  • Clean, colourless, odourless gas containing only carbon, hydrogen and fluorine.
  • A zero ozone-depletion potential, non-corrosive and electrically non-conductive agent causes no damage to sensitive equipment.
  • Safety to personnel for occupied areas.

Fast and Effective

  • FM-200 works by physical action, the molecules absorb heat so that the temperature of the flame falls to a point below which it cannot propagate, and the fire is extinguished shortly.
  • Fast and effective against a wide range of Class A, B and electrical fires.

Safety to Personel

  • FM-200 ® is certified non toxic, not harmful to humans.
  • Since FM-200 contains no chlorine or bromine and does not possess the properties associated with the compounds thought to damage stratospheric ozone it has an ozone depletion potential of zero.
  • Electrically non-conductive agent causes no damage to sensitive equipment.


  • The amount of FM-200 need to put out the fire with only 6.25% to 9% by environment’s volume.
  • FM-200 is stored as a liquid in nitrogen-pressured containers at 25 bar, leading to minimal storage requirements, saving cost of equipment.
  • Due to no chemical reaction with the normal materials FM-200 should be no destruction or damage to equipment in the fire area with no post-discharge residue, saving costs for t clean-up after fire.


FM-200 system is ideally suited to the protection of high value assets from both loss by fire damage and the accompanying catastrophic plant down-time. Applications include:

  • Computer suites
  • Telecommunications facilities
  • Internet Service Providers, Control rooms
  • Railway signaling centre, Air traffic control centre
  • Heritage sites - art galleries and museums
  • Medical and laboratory equipment
  • Petrochemical plant
  • Offshore oil and gas installations
  • Pipeline pumping stations



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