FireTrace Introduces Total-Flooding FM200 System


Firetrace International, best known for its Firetrace® fire suppression systems for the protection of “micro-environments” has expanded its fire detection and suppression offering with the launch of its full-room, Firetrace Total Flooding system.  The new system, which is being unveiled at Intersec, is seen as complementing the company’s market-leading, tube-based Firetrace solutions, which are now protecting in excess of 150,000 installations around the world, establishing Firetrace International as the pre-eminent global provider of fire protection for core mission-critical, micro-environment assets.

This latest enhancement of the Firetrace International offering means that the company can now lay claim to featuring the widest range of agent cylinder sizes, spanning from less than 1lb [0.45kg] to in excess of 1200lbs [544kg].

Commenting on the announcement, Bill Eckholm, President and CEO of Arizona-based


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Firetrace International says:  “We remain committed to the principle that the majority of business-critical assets are most cost efficiently and effectively safeguarded by providing them with dedicated in-cabinet protection.  However, we recognize that there are some applications that may be best suited by a total flooding system.  Now the customer can have one company evaluate the best approach and supply the best solution without the bias of offering only one solution or the other.”

He continued:  “By adding a full-room, total-flooding system to our portfolio of fire safety solutions, and backing it with Firetrace International’s technical, applications and installations expertise, we are providing our customers around the world with a single-source of supply for mission-critical asset protection, irrespective of the shape or size of the enclosure.”

The new engineered and pre-engineered Firetrace Total Flooding system is UL [Underwriters Laboratories] listed and utilizes DuPont FM-200® that has established itself as one of the most popular clean fire suppression agents.  This is due to its ability to quickly knock down Class A, B and C fires with no risk of thermal shock damage to delicate equipment.  FM-200 is electrically non-conductive and non-corrosive; it leaves no oily residue or deposits to damage software, data files or communications equipment so clean-up operations are unnecessary following an FM-200 discharge.

Another major consideration is the fact that, if discharged, the FM-200 gas does not itself pose any threat to human life.  At its design concentration it does not deplete the oxygen level to a point where it is unsafe for occupants to remain in the room.  Following discharge, the gas is dispersed through natural ventilation, a course of action made possible by FM-200’s freedom from any toxic side effects and its zero ozone depletion characteristics.  Other suppression agents are available to suit specific applications and fire safety needs.

In keeping with all of Firetrace International’s systems, the new Firetrace Total Flooding system is available only via the company’s network of authorized trading partners, details of which are available by contacting Firetrace International at  Firetrace International is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Its EMEA head office is in the UK and can be contacted on +44 (0) 1293 780390.  The company’s website is at


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FT11.106a (January 2011)



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