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Fm-200 fire extinguishing
At sea, safety requirements for ships
are of the utmost importance. This also
applies to fire protection measures. After
all, in the event of fire, rapid escape is
usually impossible and the prompt arrival of
help from outside cannot be expected.
In light of the various types of fire risks
which exist on board ships, specific
solutions are ne cessary for the space or
object to be protected in order to ensure
optimal fire protection on board.
Areas that deserve special attention include
machine rooms and rooms with electrical and
electronic devices, such as control rooms
and switch cabinets. In the event of a fire,
the failure of machines or devices on board
a ship at sea can have fatal consequences.
In such risk areas, fire suppression systems
must put out fires quickly and residue-free,
in order to ensure that sensitive equipment
is not damaged.
If you’re building a new vessel or
retrofitting a halon system on an existing
one, the best fire protection decision you
can make is to select a Gielle FM-200 Fire
Life Safety. The FM-200 clean agent
works by interrupting the fire on a
molecular level, not by taking oxygen from
the protected space. So it is the preferred
fire suppression agent for protection of
shipboard spaces where crew or other
occupants may be present.
Marine Approvals. Gielle FM-200
Systems are approved for use in marine
applications such as machinery spaces and
flammable liquid storage areas by major
Weight. Gielle FM-200 Systems weigh
less than either carbon dioxide or water
mist systems. So they provide more
fuel-efficient solutions to shipboard fire
Space. Gielle FM-200 Systems take up
less space than other types of fire
suppression systems. This means more room
for revenue-generating cargo or passengers.
The Gielle FM-200 Marine System is a clean
agent suppression system intended for use in
total flooding applications on marine
vessels. Its high-performance discharge
capability is well suited to both Halon
retrofit and large hazards. Whether you’re
refitting an old halon system or building
new, the Gielle Marine System is for you.
FM-200 Fire Suppression System are used to
suppress fires in specific hazards or
equipment where an electrically
non-conductive agent is required, where
agent cleanup creates a problem, where
extinguishing capability with a low weight
is desired and where the hazard is normally
Gielle FM-200 systems are intended to
protect spaces containing the following
• Class A - surface type fires–wood or
other cellulose type material
• Class B - flammable liquids
• Class C - energized electrical equipment
The system offers versatile protection for
small, medium and large shipboard
applications including machinery spaces.
Fm-200 extinguishing agent
FM-200 (1,1,1,2,3,3,3 - heptafluoropropane)
is a compound of carbon, fluorine and
hydrogen (CF3CHFCF3). It is colorless,
odorless and electrically non-conductive.
It suppresses fire by a combination of
chemical and physical mechanisms without
affecting the available oxygen. This
allows personnel to see and breathe,
permitting them to leave the fire area
Unnecessary exposure to FM-200 or any clean
agent should be avoided per marine
regulations. In the very unlikely instance
where a discharge occurs in an occupied
space, personnel will be able to see and
breathe, permitting them to leave the area
safely. As such, the system is
authorized for use in normally occupied
FM-200 has acceptable toxicity for use in
occupied spaces when agent concentration is
in accordance with NFPA 2001, and the
applicable rules of the International
Maritime Organization (IMO) and US Coast
Fm-200 system hardware
FM-200 is stored in steel cylinders
superpressurized with nitrogen to 360 psig.
The cylinder valve assembly is equipped with
a supervisory pressure switch connection for
monitoring cylinder pressure. A pressure
gauge and a safety disc are fitted to the
valve in accordance with DOT requirements.
Other system components include mounting
brackets, control heads, pull stations,
pilot cylinders, flex hoses, discharge
delays, sirens, check valves, nozzles, etc.
System controls can be configured to comply
with all marine regulatory requirements.
Flexible Storage Location: Gielle Marine
System cylinders can be stored further away
from the hazard being protected, providing
increased flexibility when choosing
container storage location.
FM-200 piping design is accomplished with
Gielle flow calculation software which
performs the complex flow calculations
necessary to maximize agent distribution
with a discharge time of ten seconds or
Replacing halon with fm-200
Halon 1301 Drop-In: The combination of the
aforementioned features allows the system to
be used as a virtual “drop-in”
replacement for existing halon
installations. Most changes are limited to
agent storage cylinder and nozzle
The Gielle Marine System is the most
optioned system as a Halon replacement
system. Often, the system can be dropped
into existing pipework reducing retrofit
time and costs.
Contact us for an immediate quotation.
Our quality is certified
Halon Solutions operates in accordance with UNI EN ISO 9001, UNI EN ISO 14001,
SA8000:2001 quality standards
The right approvals and certifications.