DESIGN, INSTALLATION, OPERATION ANDMAINTENANCE MANUALFORPRE - ENGINEERED AUTOMATIC INDIRECT FM 200 CLEAN AGENTEXTINGUISHER UNITModels ILP-300, ILP-600, & ILP-1200January 2003P/N 800022U.L. EX 5323FMRC File 5612Firetrace USA LLC.7898 E. Acoma Drive, Suite 106Scottsdale, AZ 85260 USATelephone: 480-607-1218Fax:480-315-1316Web site: www.firetrace.comE-mail: [email protected] EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev. 5 01/07/03

TABLE OF CONTENTSSECTION 1.4DESCRIPTIONPAGE#GeneralSafety Precautions111FM-200 Extinguishing AgentCleanlinessDecompositionPhysical Properties of FM-200Fill Density3344453SYSTEM DESCRIPTION3.1General1.1.1Operating Pressure1.1.2Operating Temperature Range Limitations3.2Component Descriptions3.2.1FM-200 Cylinder/Valve Assemblies3.2.2Cylinder Mounting Bracket3.2.3Firetrace Flexible detector/Actuation Tubing3.2.4Discharge Nozzles3.2.5Pressure Switch3.2.6Recharge Adapters, FM-200 Cylinder3.2.7Cylinder N2 Recharge Adapter3.2.8Cylinder Hydro test Adapters3.2.9FM-200 Warning Nameplate667777991010101010104SYSTEM DESIGN AND LIMITATIONS4.1General4.2Design Procedure4.3Hazard Enclosure Size Limitations/Nozzle Placement4.4General Specifications4.4.1Discharge Time4.4.2Storage and Operating Temperature Range4.4.3System Operating Pressure4.5Minimum Design Concentrations4.6Unclosable Openings and Ventilation Shutdown4.7FM-200 Design Concentration Flooding Factors1111111214141414141516UL EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev. 5 01/07/03

PAGE# Volume CoverageNozzle and Discharge Tubing RequirementsDischarge Nozzle LimitationsNozzle Area CoverageDischarge Tubing & Fitting SpecificationsMaximum Tubing and Fitting LimitationsTubing BendsFiretrace Detector Tubing17202021232424255INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS5.1FM-200 Cylinder/Valve and Bracket Assemblies5.2Discharge Tubing and Nozzles5.3Firetrace Detection Tubing5.4Pressurization of Firetrace Detection Tubing26262727286SERVICE, MAINTENANCE, & FILLING INSTRUCTIONS6.1General6.2Periodic Service and Maintenance6.3Periodic Service and Maintenance Procedures6.3.1Monthly: Performed by Owner or End User6.3.2Semi-Annual Inspection6.3.3Five Year Inspection6.4Post Fire Maintenance6.4.1FM-200 Cylinder Valve6.4.2Valve Disassembly6.5FM-200 Cylinder Retest6.6Filling DIX AComponent DrawingsInstallation Drawings39APPENDIX BMaterial Safety Data SheetsNitrogenFM-20069FM-200 is a registered trademark of Great Lakes Chemical CorporationUL EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev. 5 01/07/03

1.0FORWARD1.1GeneralThis manual is written for the fire protection professional that designs, installs, and maintains FiretracePre - engineered automatic indirect FM 200 clean agent Extinguisher unit.Firetrace FM-200 automatic indirect fire suppression units are to be designed, installed, inspected,tested, maintained, and recharged by qualified trained personnel in accordance with the following: All instructions, limitations, etc. contained in this manual P/N 800022 All information contained on the agent cylinder nameplate(s). NFPA-2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems. UL and ULC Listings/FMRC Approval. Local Authority having jurisdiction.1.2Safety PrecautionsSafety precautions are essential when any electrical or mechanical equipment is involved. Theseprecautions should be followed when handling, servicing, and recharging Firetrace FM-200 firesuppression unit cylinders and equipment. If safety precautions are overlooked or ignored, personalinjury or property damage may occur.The following symbols are used throughout this manual. Always heed these precautions. They areessential to the safe use of the equipment described in this manual. DANGER: WARNING: CAUTION:This danger symbol identifies immediate hazards and provides specific instructions orprocedures, which if not correctly followed WILL result in severe personal injury ordeath.This warning symbol identifies specific instructions or procedures which, if not correctlyfollowed, COULD result in severe personal injury or death.This caution symbol identifies specific instructions or procedures, which if not correctlyfollowed, COULD result in minor personal injury or equipment or property damage.UL EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev 6. 04/23/041

1.2.1 The following safety precautions should always be followed: WARNING:Pressurized (charged) cylinders are extremely hazardous and if not handled properly arecapable of causing bodily injury, death or property damage.1. Read and understand this manual and the other documents referenced herein.2. The valve discharge outlet safety plugs MUST be installed on the cylinder valve at all times andonly removed when connected into the discharge tubing, or when performing charging, testing, orsalvaging operations in accordance with the procedures contained in this manual.3. Wear safety glasses when working with pressurized cylinders and charging equipment. It isrecommended to wear leather gloves to avoid any cryogenic burns if FM-200 is accidentallydischarged on or near the skin.4. Make sure that the ball valve (attached to the top of the cylinder valve) is closed (lever is in “OFF”position), the detection tubing has been removed from the cylinder valve; and the safety capsinstalled, before removing the cylinder from the installation, and before performing any charging,leak tests or salvage operations.5. Follow all of the safety procedures included on the cylinder nameplate and in this manual.6. Never assume that a cylinder is empty. Treat all cylinders as if they are fully charged.Any questions concerning the information contained in this manual should be addressed to:Firetrace USA LLC.7898 E. Acoma DriveSuite #106Scottsdale, AZ 85260USAtelephone: 480-607-1218fax:480-315-1316Email: [email protected] following web site should be visited for frequent technical announcementswww.firetrace.comUL EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev 6. 04/23/042

2.0INTRODUCTIONThe Firetrace Indirect FM-200 Clean Agent Automatic Fire Extinguisher Unit is UL Listed byUnderwriters Laboratories Inc, ULC Listed by Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada, and approvedwith Factory Mutual Research Global (FM). These units are designed for total flooding applications,using FM-200 Clean Agent, in accordance NFPA-2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire ExtinguishingSystems.The Firetrace Pre-Engineered Automatic Units have been tested to limits established by UL/ULC/FMin compliance with the requirements specified in UL 2166, Standard for Halocarbon Clean AgentExtinguishing System Units and as detailed in this Manual.Each installed pre-engineered unit is equipped with its own detection and its own discharge tubingand nozzles. The pre-engineered concept minimizes the amount of engineering involved in the unitsdesign. When the discharge tubing and nozzles are installed within the limitations stated in thismanual, no hydraulic calculations are required to determine pressure drop, agent flow or dischargetime.The hazard being protected can be any size, shape or volume, provided that the hazard beingprotected is within the limitations described in this Manual. Each extinguisher unit, when installed, is aself-contained unit, meaning that it is equipped with its own automatic (non-electric) detection system,which when actuated, automatically releases the suppression agent into the hazard area.Since the units are listed as automatic units (e.g. no simultaneous manual or electric actuation meansis provided), only one (1) extinguisher unit can be used to protect one hazard. These extinguisherunits cannot be combined to protect a larger size hazard, since they are not designed to provide forsimultaneous actuation of (2) or more units.Local authorities having jurisdiction should be consulted as to the acceptability for particular hazardsand requirements covering installation.2.1FM-200 Extinguishing AgentThe extinguishing agent used in Firetrace pre-engineered automatic indirect fire suppression units isHeptafluoropropane, more commonly known as FM-200.FM-200 (1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane, CF3CHFCF3) is a colorless odorless gas, low in toxicity,electrically non-conductive, leaves no residue, and is an extremely effective fire suppression agent.FM-200 is included in NFPA-2001, under the generic name HFC-227ea, and has been evaluated andapproved for use in occupied areas as a Total Flooding agent; when used as specified under the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SNAP Program rules. Refer to the SNAP Program rules formore information.**This Unit is only for non-occupied spaces**UL EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev 6. 04/23/043

FM-200 extinguishes a fire by a combination of chemical and physical mechanisms without affectingthe available oxygen. This allows personnel to see and breath, permitting them to safely leave the firearea. It is an effective Total Flooding extinguishing agent that can be used on many types of fires. Itis effective for use on Class A surface fires, Class B flammable liquid fires, and Class C electricalfires.2.1.1. CleanlinessFM-200 is clean and leaves no residue, thereby minimizing after fire clean up, along with keepingexpensive downtime to a minimum. Most materials such as steel, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, aswell as plastics, rubber and electronic components are not affected by exposure to FM-200. Thisagent is also environmentally friendly, having an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of DecompositionooWhen exposed to temperatures of 1300 F (700 C) FM-200 will form products of decomposition(halogen acids). Test results have shown that when the agent is rapidly discharged, causing rapidextinguishment of flames, the amount of decomposition products formed is minimal.2.1.3. Physical Properties of FM-200 (HFC-227ea)Chemical Name:Heptafluoropropane (CF3CHFCF3)Molecular WeightoBoiling Pont ( F) @ 14.7psiaoFreezing Point ( F)oCritical Temperature ( F)Critical Pressure (psia)3Critical Volume (ft /Ibm)3Critical Density (Ibm/ft )ooSpecific Heat, Liquid (BTU/Ib- F) @ 77 FoSpecific Heat, Vapor (BTU/Lb- F) @ constantopressure (1 A.) @ 77 FHeat of Vaporization (BTU/Ib) at Boiling PointooThermal Conductivity (BTU/h ft F) of Liquid @ 77 FoViscosity, Liquid (Ib/ft hr) @ 77 FoVapor Pressure (psia) @ 77 FOzone Depletion Potential170.01.9- 00Refer to NFPA-2001 for additional information.UL EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev 6. 04/23/044

2.1.4. Fill DensityEach Firetrace FM-200 storage cylinder has been designed for a maximum fill density as shown inTable 3-1, and super- pressurized with nitrogen to 150 psig 10, -0 psig at 70oF (10.4 bars gage 0.7, -0 bars gage at 21oC). It is important that these values not be exceeded.Fill density and temperature significantly affect the pressure in the storage cylinder. At elevatedtemperatures the rate of increase in pressure is very sensitive to fill density (see Figure 2.1). If themaximum fill density is exceeded; the pressure will increase rapidly with temperature increase so as topresent a hazard to personnel and property. Adherence to the limits on fill density and pressurizationlevels will prevent excessively high pressures from occurring if the storage cylinder is exposed toelevated temperature. This will also minimize the possibility of an inadvertent discharge of agentthrough the cylinder pressure relief device, where provided. It is recommended to not mount thecylinder in direct sunlight if this would create elevated cylinder temperatures.Isometric Diagram of FM-200TM160075 lb/ft314001200Pressure psig70 lb/ft3100080065 lb/ft360060 lb/ft355 lb/ft34002000-50050100150200Temperature FFigure 2.1: ISOMETRIC DIAGRAMFM-200 PRESSURIZED WITH NITROGEN TO 150 psig AT 70oFUL EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev 6. 04/23/045

3.0SYSTEM DESCRIPTION3.1GENERALThe Firetrace FM-200 Automatic Indirect units are available in 3 sizes, namely:Model ILP 300 : Charged with 3.0 Lbs. of FM-200Model ILP 600 : Charged with 6.0 Lbs. of FM-200Model ILP 1200 : Charged with 12.0 Lbs. of FM-200These units are designed for use in Total Flooding applications only, where the hazard is normallyunoccupied. (See NFPA-2001, Section 1-6 for personnel safety exposure limits for FM-200 [HFC227ea])The Firetrace Indirect Units can be used, but are not limited, to protect the following: Electrical and electronic cabinets. Telecommunication areas. Data Processing areas and cabinets. Other high value assets. Laboratory fume /exhaust cabinets Pump enclosures UPS units Flammable Chemicals storage cabinets Generator Enclosures Transformer Cabinets Computer/Data Storage Cabinets CNC & VMC Machining centers Many other applicationsFM-200 is a gaseous fire-extinguishing agent that is effective for use on: Class A – surface type fires Class B – flammable liquid fires Class C – electrical equipment firesFM-200 should not be used where the following materials may be present. Pyrotechnic chemicals containing their own oxygen supply. Reactive metals such as lithium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, titanium, zirconium,uranium and plutonium. Metal hydrides. Chemicals capable of undergoing autothermal decomposition, such as certain organicperoxides and hydrazine.For hazards beyond the scope described above, it is recommended that the designer consult withFiretrace, NFPA-2001, and the local authority having jurisdiction, as to the suitability on the use of FM200 for a particular hazard, for personnel exposure effects from the design concentration, and forinstallation requirements.UL EX 5323/FMRC File 5612P/N: 800022UL Rev 6. 04/23/046

Firetrace FM-200 Automatic Indirect Units consists of the following major components: FM-200 Cylinder/Valve assembly. Cylinder Mounting Bracket. Firetrace detector/actuation tubing and fittings (no substitute). Discharge nozzles. Pressure