COMMERCIAL VESSELS FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS







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Fireboy FES Series

An engineered system utilizing a fixed nozzle agent distribution network, the system is designed and installed in accordance with the IMO FSS CODE (SOLAS, IMO MSC/ Circ.1267 “Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems”). 

When properly engineered, these Fireboy Total Flooding Clean Agent Systems fire suppression systems will suppress surface burning fire in Class A, B, and C hazards.


Complete suppression using HFC-227ea fire extinguishant has the following advantages:

  • The low concentration of HFC-227ea fire extinguishant required means less visual obscurity and minimal risk to personnel.
  • The small quantity of agent discharged minimizes over-pressurization of the protected area.
  • Maximum safety for personnel due to low toxicity.
  • The ability to prevent re-ignition as long as concentration levels are maintained.
  • Protects engine rooms and machinery spaces
  • Coverage up to 17,500 cubic feet
  • No water
  • No oily powdery residue
  • Total flooding system

System Operation

The system consists of extinguishing agent stored in high strength steel cylinders. Manual or automatic actuators release the agent into the protected space. The agent is distributed and discharged into the protected space through fixed piping and nozzles.

Each nozzle is designed to deliver a uniform discharge of agent into the protected area. For large protected spaces, cylinders can be manifolded together. The cylinders are connected to the manifold by means of a flexible discharge bend and check valve.


Cylinders can be mounted internally or externally of the protected space.

FES System listings and approvals:

  •  USCG
  • ABS Approval
  • FES RINA Approval
  • FES MED – Marine Equipment Directive
  • MCA Certified

HFC-227ea (DuPont™ FM-200®) fire extinguishant listings and approvals:

  •  Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • RINA
  • Factory Mutual (FM)
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
  • NFPA 2001
  • EPA SNAP
  • Australian Industrial Chemicals Notification
  • German Institute for Environmental Hygiene and Medicine