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Old 29-03-2013, 19:00   #1
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Fireboy, Seafire or other fire system question

I am looking into the different engine room fire extinguishing systems.

Fireboy MA series claims A, B and C fire extinguishing capability.
Seafire claims only B....(as far as I can find out, not sure it is correct)

Does anyone have any info about this?

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Old 29-03-2013, 21:33   #2
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Re: Fireboy, Seafire or other fire system question

Good question! Their websites just don't address this issue. It looks to me that none of the Sea-Fire or Fireboy systems are very effective against Class A fires (wood, paper, etc.) Both are effective against Class B fires (burning liquids). The C rating just means it won't conduct electricity.
What was interesting is that the FE-241 used by Sea-Fire in their FE series can not be used in an occupied area. The FM-200 (HFC-227EA) used in Sea-Fire FG, FD series and Fireboy can be used in occupied spaces.
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Re: Fireboy, Seafire or other fire system question

Dupont’s “FM-200" is rated ABC.
http://www2.dupont.com/FE/en_US/asse...0_techinfo.pdf

Seafire uses FM-200.
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Re: Fireboy, Seafire or other fire system question

Gord you are amazing. Were you a research librarian in a previous life?
Note though that Sea-Fire doesn't use FM-200 in all of their systems. Their FE series uses a different chemical, FE-241.

I wonder why you might choose FE-241 over FM-200?
It doesn't sound as safe as FM-200. Maybe it's more effective? Maybe it's cheaper?

Fireboy uses HFC-227EA which I think is the same thing as Dupont FM-200.
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