FM-200 Fire Suppression

FM-200 Fire Suppression Systems

It is extremely important to make sure that your property is protected in the event of a fire. One way to ensure that your property is safe from fire damage is to have a fire suppression system installed. Fire suppression system installation is done in areas where fire sprinklers would not be a suitable form of fire protection. This includes areas where water damage could ruin property and assets or where it would not be effective at putting out a fire. FM-200 is a common form of fire suppression that can be used to extinguish a fire quickly and effectively.

Properties of FM-200

FM-200 clean agent fire suppression extinguishes fires through heat absorption. It is a gaseous halocarbon also known as HFC-227ea that is colorless and odorless. It was initially introduced as a replacement for other forms of fire suppression that were ozone depleting. FM-200 is approved by the NFPA and is stored in cylinders near the area that is being protected. This form of fire suppression discharges within 10 seconds and leaves no reside behind. It is electrically nonconductive and safe to use in occupied spaces.

Benefits Provided

The installation of an FM-200 fire suppression system in your facility can have many benefits. FM-200 leaves behind no residue which means it requires no clean up after a fire and will not damage property. It has a low environmental impact and is safe for humans. FM-200 can be easily stored and does not take up much space. Also, since it acts very quickly in the event of a fire, it buys extremely valuable time for people exit a building safely or extinguish a fire before it causes extensive damage.

Places to Protect

FM-200 is used in a wide variety of applications. It is installed in telecommunication facilities, computer rooms, and control rooms where it can prevent damage to equipment. It is also used in museums, historical archives, and art galleries where there are valuable and unique assets that would be irreplaceable if destroyed. Another common place FM-200 is used is in record storage facilities where important information and data needs to be protected.

WSFP Design & Installation

At Western States Fire Protection, we can design and install an FM-200 fire protection system for your facility. Our systems will protect your property from damage while keeping a low environmental impact. We have over 40 locations in the western half of the U.S. to serve your fire protection needs. We are a full-service fire protection contractor that is dedicated to protecting lives and property. Contact us today for more information on our FM-200 fire suppression systems.

Commercial Fire Protection

Fire Protection Systems for Commercial Properties

In early April, there was a two-alarm commercial structure fire in Henderson, Nevada that damaged a single-story business.  Employees attempted to put out the fire on their own, but it grew so quickly and overwhelmed them, they all had to get out and escaped safely.  One employee was treated and released for smoke inhalation.  The cause of the fire was accidental and caused around $75,000 worth of damages.

Fire Protection Systems Can Save  Lives and Limit Damages

Commercial fire protection systems are critical for the protection of your employees and property.  Whether it is a fire sprinkler system, fire suppression system, fire detection, smoke detection, and or monitoring system, having the right systems in place can help people escape in the event of a fire.  Every second counts in a fire so it is critical that there is a proper system in place to help employees and customers have that precious time to get out safely.

Fire Sprinkler Systems & Fire Suppression Systems

Fire sprinkler systems and fire suppression systems are at the front line of fire protection.  Most buildings can use fire sprinkler systems that use water to control a fire.  Wet pipe, dry pipe, deluge, and pre-action are the typical types of fire protection systems installed. Some property and locations contain special hazards or substances where water is not the first choice to put out a fire, in this case a “Special Hazards” fire suppression system is required.    All have their specific use and purpose.

Smoke & Fire Detection Systems

Fire detection and smoke detection systems are the first response to an active fire or smoldering fire.  These will trigger the alarms that will help people get to safety.  They also can be configured so everyone in the building can be notified at the same time.  This way those that are a distance away can start moving towards the exits before the fire or smoke gets to where they are.  These systems can be tied into a monitoring system that will send an alert to the fire department so that emergency personnel can respond much quicker.  These alarms can be sent to any number of people to let them know of the current situation.  The monitoring system can also be used for security alerts and video monitoring.

Protecting Lives and Property

At Western States Fire Protection, we have one mission: Protecting Lives and Property.  We are located across the western half of the United States, we are a full-service fire protection company that has over 30 years of experience and 40 locations that can meet your fire protection needs.  We have what it takes to ensure that your employees and property will be fully protected in the event of a fire.  We design, install, and maintain fire sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems, smoke and fire detection systems, and provide monitoring of security systems.  We also have an emergency response service team on call 24/7 that will help you should anything happen to your fire protection system which requires an immediate response.  Contact us today to find out how Western States Fire Protection can help you get the fire protection you want and need.