As a result of our long term, mutually beneficial relationship, Siemens – one of the largest electronic and engineering companies in the world – has asked Valley Fire to be one of two Chicagoland distributors for its Sinorix™ Intelligent Fire Suppression Systems. Sinorix, Siemens’ brand name for a product manufactured by DuPont called FM200, is a clean agent (gas) fire suppression system developed in the late 1980s to replace Halon 1301. Compared to Halon 1301, FM200 is less harmful to the environment and non-toxic to humans. There are a number of other FM200 gas systems on the market that are sold under the following trade names:
FM200 extinguishes a fire through heat absorption and the release of a small amount of free radicals that inhibit the chain reaction responsible for combustion. It will not damage delicate equipment, which is vital for facilities that cannot afford a fire-related interruption or the loss of data that can result from the activation of a water-based fire sprinkler system. FM200 is stored in cylinders and delivered through a network of piping to distribution nozzles. When smoke detectors detect a fire, the control panel sounds an alarm, shuts down air handlers and disconnects power from the protected equipment. Once these processes have been completed, the system releases the agent for suppression.