Using FM 200 Fire Suppression Systems

Ever since there have been bigger setups around the city, the need for fire suppression systems became the utmost necessity. Protection against unmanaged and uncontrolled fire that takes place on buildings and on ships due to some errors or human negligence became necessary because when there are too many people around, things are bound to go wrong. Fire safety started by putting pails of water in different places and also sand. This practice was good but only in small units, but as the units grew bigger it became unsuccessful. Another drawback of sand and water was that when it was put in something, it was saved from fire damage but was nearly destroyed due to water or sand.

These practices were of the past; today there are much sophisticated methods such as fire sprinklers, flame and smoke detectors. To protect property and goods against water damage there was a greater need for some non liquid agent that could help in fire fighting. Hence, Halon came into use but after many years of its use it was discovered it harmed the ozone and was banned upon the revelation. Its successor came in the form of the FM 200 fire suppression system. FM 200 isn’t an ozone depleting gas nor is it toxic in any manner making it completely safe for use in public places without damaging the environment.

FM 200 is a colorless, odorless gas that leaves no residue behind when used. Like every other gas sold commercially it is available filled in single skinned containers of many sizes. Every organization can purchase the gas upon its use and need. The bigger need there is, more cylinders can be procured or if there is enough space to put in a huge cylinder, a custom cylinder can be made to eliminate the hassle of handling many cylinders. The FM 200 gas is used in many places today such as shopping complexes, restaurants, residential buildings, ships and boats too.

The cylinders need to be inspected for leaks and the pressure of the gas is also needed to be measured. The pressure can be known by measuring the gas level inside the cylinders. Using the ultrasonic liquid level indicator cylinders of every size and type can be measured. The gas can be measured using the device and a decision can be taken. If the level is way too low, there is an imminent need for a refill and it should be arranged.

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