FM200 v Novec 1230

 V With the massive rise in the price of FM200 (click here for article) we thought it would be useful to compare it to the alternative, Novec 1230. FM200 and Novec 1230 are very similar in many peoples opinions as both are clean chemical agents, stored as liquids and can have issues if discharged into very high temperature fires, but…

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EU F Gas Regulation 517-2014

Reduction of Quantities of HFC Gas Allowed Into The UK And Europe (FM200) As a result of the publication of the above regulation, from 2016 there has been reductions in the quantity of HFC’s that are allowed into the European Union. Please click F Gas Regulation 517-2014 to download a copy. FM200 is just one of the many HFC’s in…

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Why We Use Main & Reserve Cylinders for FM200 Systems

Rehan asked the question “why we use main and reserve cylinders in FM200 system, tell the function”? There are a number of reasons for using main and reserve cylinders but these are not unique to FM200 but also apply to Inert Gas, NOVEC 1230 and CO2. So the reasons below apply to FM200 and all the others as well. The…

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10 Year Testing

John recently wrote to “Ask The Experts” to ask “What is 10 Year Testing and Do I Have to replace my Equipment?” Here’s our answer:- 10 Year Testing is carried our because the cylinders (Pressure Vessels) used to hold the agent or gas are pressurised and under EU requirements (see below) all Pressure Vessels must be tested at least every…

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Whether single cylinder bank is acceptable for many rooms like inert gas?

Sachin recently wrote to Ask The Experts with the following question, “Whether single cylinder bank is acceptable for many rooms like inert gas?” Here’s our answer:- You can use a single FM200 cylinder for multiple hazards but on one main condition, that all the hazards are exactly the same size. If they aren’t and say you use an amount of…

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How far we can keep the FM 200 cylinders from the Hazard?

Sachin recently wrote to Ask The Experts with the following question, “How far we can keep the FM 200 cylinders from the Hazard?” Here’s our answer:- We always advise keeping the cylinders as close as possible to the hazard. The distance will be dependent upon a number of things such as whether the system is 24 or 42 bar and…

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Can you store IG100 at 165 bar not 200

Paul recently wrote to Ask The Experts with the following question, “Can you store IG100 at 165 bar not 200”? Here’s our answer:- IG100 as well as IG55 and IG541 were all originally designed around 150 bar systems, but as systems have developed and to reduce the amount of cylinders required (the higher the pressure the more agent can be…

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ProInert IG55

Please advise when the IG55 system is designed for 200 bar & when for 300 bar

Our experts we recently asked the following question:- Please advise when the IG55 system is designed for 200 bar & when for 300bar This is our answer:- It is down to each individual project but usually we would use 300bar on most projects as this would use less cylinders and therefore this would usually be a lower cost. We do…

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Pyro-Chem Kitchen Knight II

Is a fire suppression system a legal requirement?

Graeme recently asked the question “I am building a restaurant. Is a fire suppression system a legal requirement?” to our Ask The Expert on www.conceptfire-uk.com Our expert answered as follows:- There is no legal requirement in the UK for a Fire Suppression System in a kitchen but you must carry out a Fire Risk Assesment by a competent person and…

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Combined Extract & Over Pressure Vent

Fire Suppression Systems – Smoke Exhaust Fans Interfacing

Rami recently asked the question “Can I use the sounder circuit to trigger smoke exhaust fans via relay?” to our Ask The Expert on www.conceptfire-uk.com Our expert answered as follows:- Unfortunately I can’t see how you could do this at the correct time as you would only need to operate the exhaust fans after a fire has been extinguished as…

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