Clean Agent Systems in Qatar

1. FM200

Water is a tremendous fire suppression agent. It's readily available, Inexpensive and environmentally clean. But sometimes water can damage equipment and is not a suitable extinguishing method for certain Locations. This is where gaseous fire suppression comes in. There are various types of gases and to each its own benefit.

FM-200 is the world's leading fire extinguishing clean agent. It is widely used in protecting some of the world's most valuable properties and equipment.

80% percent of the gaseous fire suppression market uses HFC-227ea (FM200 Gas) based suppression. It's effectiveness in putting out fires has long been known due to its versatility, cleanliness when compared to other clean extinguishing agents.

Sprinkler systems are great protection methods, but require significant heat for activation, by that time it might be too late to save expensive and valuable contents and equipment. Their main priority is to protect building structure and lives of humans, but create a large downtime and could prove costly. In fact, a large number of businesses that suffer significant fires that delays their business activities never recover.

One of the main advantages of FM-200 is that the system extinguishes fires in less than 10 seconds, which makes it the fastest suppression rate available in the market. This results in sensitive equipment and locations being protected in a split second operation. Not only that, the United States Environmental protection agency (SNAP listing of Halon alternatives) and the UK Halon Alternatives groups have approved the use of FM-200 where human life is present. Unlike CO2 suppression, which is toxic to human exposure for longer periods, FM-200 is people safe which make it the primary suppression agent in hospitals, commercial offices, print houses, computer rooms, data and telecommunication centers, medical and scientific labs thus becoming the market leader in gaseous fire suppression.

ADVANTAGES OF FM-200

  • Suppresses most fires in < 10 seconds, allowing equipment to be protected instantly;
  • Safe for use with human presence and environmentally friendly;
  • Suitable for Class A, B and C Fires;
  • Zero Ozone depleting potential;
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Factory Mutual (FM) Approvals;
  • Qatar Civil Defense Department Approved;
  • Electrically non-conductive, safe on electronics and leaves no residue;
  • Requires minimal space for cylinder installation and storage than other clean agent gases.

Typical Application

  • Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Labs
  • Call centers
  • Computer facilities
  • Oil & Gas industry Installations
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Television and radio stations
  • Schools and Universities
  • Shipping and storage
  • Electric control Panels
  • Engines
  • Pharmaceutical facilities
  • Military vehicles

2. Inert Gases

At a time where the whole world is gearing its focus towards eco-friendly products, so is the fire protection industry. There is no better way to suppress fires than with already present atmospheric gases.

Stored in high pressure cylinders, Inert gas systems are configured in centralized banks and in some cases as a modular system. One of the best features of Inert gas suppression is that through multiple banks of cylinders all situated in one location, can be piped back to the central cylinder bank using directional valves, which in turn, protects multiple hazards with only 1 storage location.

Inert gases are electrically non-conductive, leave no residue to clean up after gas discharge reducing the time it takes to get back to work and are suitable for occupied areas. Not only that, Inert gas suppression has an advantage of excellent visibility during discharge should a fire occur, creating less panic by allowing occupants of the protected hazard to follow fire exit routes with ease and visibility.

Advantages of Inert Gas Suppression

  • Suitable for occupied areas (Non-toxic)
  • Electrically non-conductive
  • High pressure cylinders allows for further storage location
  • Leaves no residue on discharge
  • decreasing business downtime than traditional sprinkler systems
  • 0 Ozone depletion potential
  • Low running cost because it uses atmospheric "green" gases to suppress fires (Cheap to fill and Re-fill)
  • No visibility issues when system is active should a fire occur allowing safe passage to fire exit routes
  • QCDD Approved
  • LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) United Kingdom approval

3. Fire Trace Cabinet Suppression System

Cabinet / Enclosed suppression system, is a simple automatic fire suppression system that acts as detection (released via nozzle) installed directly on a fire hazard as a form of local application protection all in 1 small system. This type of system is what we have labeled as the modern fire extinguisher which allows us to target our hazards direct, providing safety for any application 24 hours a day and without the need for maintenance.

Why Cabinet Fire protection?

  • Fully Automated - Unlike a fire extinguisher, does not need any human operation (Non-toxic)
  • Requires no power to operate
  • Simple and cheap
  • Excels in closed spaces and inaccessible areas where blazes can ignite
  • Does not malfunction
  • Uses FM-200 as an extinguishing agent and thus safe for humans, Unlike Dry Powder and CO2 based systems

How does it work?

When a fire occurs, the tube in the system acts as the detection system with a fixed temperature rating melts. Upon melting, the rupturing of the tube activates the nozzle and thus the agent is discharged directly onto the fire source putting out the fire within seconds. Operation Timeline Phases:

Automatic Extinguishing in 3 simple steps

  • Step 1: The tube ruptures in a maximum of 10 sec.
  • Step 2: Agent discharge time is 5 sec. (via nozzle)
  • Step 3: Fire suppression through 15 sec. max.

Where can I use it?

  • Enclosures & Confined areas
  • Electrical Cupboards
  • Control Panels
  • Switch Gear
  • Cable Ducts
  • Generator
  • Escalators
  • CNC machines
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Boats and Marine Equipment
  • Trucks, Van and Buses

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