Fike Fluoroketones & Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Safe for occupied spaces, these agents extinguish fire through heat absorption which occurs as they change from a liquid to a vapor during discharge. The gaseous mixture absorbs large amounts of heat and extinguishes fires by cooling the combustion zone.

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Chemical Agent Fire Suppression

Waterless, electrically non-conductive suppressing agents which remove heat and dissolve fires at the molecular level.

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Fluoroketone agent


Viable alternative to 3M Novec 1230; may have quicker lead times.








Hydrofluorocarbon agent


Most used and globally recognized chemical agent.


FM | UL | ULC | CE






Hydrofluorocarbon agent


Cost-effective chemical agent; requires 20 percent less agent per cubic/meter than FM-200.





Fike Impulse Valve

Factory fitted to each clean agent container, Fike’s patented Impulse Valve Technology allows the unimpeded flow of agent into the pipe network, unlike other solenoid valves which require a 90-degree turn and the loss of agent flow.

A Fike fast-acting rupture disc (Hasteloy C276/316 SST) housed in a brass valve body retains the pressurized agent within the container.

An actuator causes the rupture disc to burst and fully open.

Agent freely flows upward from the container and straight into the pipe network.

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Protect Your CNC Machines & Electrical Cabinets

Small obscured fires within CNC machines and electrical cabinets may go undetected until significant damage has occurred. Fike’s Small Space Suppression System ensures the detection and suppression of these potentially devastating fires at their source!

The Fike Small Space Suppresion System uses a flexible heat-reactive tube which is strategically routed through these small applications. The tube is pressurized with nitrogen to activate the connected cylinder of 3M™ Novec™ Fire Protection Fluid to quickly and reliably suppress the fire.

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How do chemical agents suppress fires?

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Fire Is Detected

A detector identifies the fire and notifies the fire control panel. Very early warning detectors such as air sampling, flame detectors and video analytics are ideal for certain applications to ensure the fire is detected in its incipient stages.

Pre-Alarm Activates

The fire control panel goes into pre-alarm, notifying building occupants of the hazard and the impending release of suppressing agent.

Rupture Disc Opens

The fire control panel sends an electric signal to the addressable releasing module, which instructs the releasing device to burst the rupture disc held within the Fike Impulse Valve.

Agent Flows

The pressurized agent flows from the Fike Impulse Valve unimpeded upward into the pipe network and vaporizes once it discharges from the nozzles.

Suppression Achieved

Full concentration is reached in less than 10 seconds in the protected space, where the agent absorbs the heat while also cooling the environment. No residue, minimal disturbance and zero collateral damage will occur from the releasing event.

What are the benefits of using chemical agents to suppress fires?

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Fast-Acting Suppression

Chemical agent suppression systems are dispersed and reach required concentration levels within as little as 10 seconds, suppressing a fire before it results in catastrophic damage. They are designed specifically to extinguish fires, unlike traditional sprinklers which are primarily designed to contain the fire until fire safety personnel can arrive.

Minimal Cleanup & Residue

Ruined electronics, soggy carpet, damaged furniture and hidden mold  are all common results of an activated sprinkler system. Today’s chemical agent suppression solutions result in little to no cleanup, allowing operations to quickly return to normal.

Keep People Safe

Chemical agents are safe for people and are approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency for use in normally occupied spaces.

Comprehensive Options

Whether the owner of the fire suppression system seeks the “greenest,” most cost effective or most globally recognized fire suppression system, a variety of chemical agents exist to meet the organization’s specific objectives.

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