A-Gas signed an agreement with The Chemours Company to license FM fire test data for HFC-227ea.
With this data, A-Gas aims to bring the first UL-listed, FM-approved recycled HFC-227ea to the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) fire suppression system market. A-Gas will market the product as FM-200R starting in the summer of 2023.
Marketed under The Chemours Company’s trademark, FM-200, HFC-227ea is a widely accepted replacement for Halon 1301. Since the production of CFCs and bromine-containing compounds has ceased, HFC-227ea has been an acceptable alternative.
HFC-227ea leaves no residue on valuable equipment after discharge and can be used to protect a wide range of applications. It contains no bromine or chlorine and does not contribute to the destruction of the ozone.
With the introduction of recycled, UL-listed and FM-approved HFC-227ea as an available clean agent, A-Gas and Chemours are enabling the industry to utilize a recycled and circular option for their “first fill” needs. This is especially important now that the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act has been enacted. The AIM Act phases down the importation and production of HFCs in the US and will phase down an additional 30% from baseline levels in 2024.