FE-25™ Fire Extinguishing Agent (HFC-125)
FE-25™ Fire Extinguishing Agent is a hydrofluorocarbon with the ASHRAE designation of HFC-125 and is manufactured by DuPont. Chemically it is pentafluoroethane, CHF 2 -CF 3 . It does not contain bromine, like Halon 1301 (CF 3 Br) , which is the component identified as contributing to the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer. With zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), FE-25™ is environmentally preferred.
FE-25™ is an acceptable Halon 1301 alternative. It’s chemical and physical properties most closely resemble those of Halon 1301 making FE-25™ the first choice when retrofitting an existing Halon 1301 system.
BFPE International maintains a large quantity of FE-25™. In the event you have a discharge, we are able to recharge your system within 24 hours, so that you are able to resume business with minimal interruption.
Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems utilizing FE-25™ as the fire extinguishing agent are:
ECARO-25 ® Clean Agent Fire Suppression System manufactured by the Fike Corporation
Specifications and Design Guides:
Contact BFPE International for a clean agent fire suppression system containing FE-25™.
Some examples of high value items protected by FE-25™ clean agent fire suppression systems are:
- Engine Nacelles of the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/C aircraft
- Engine Nacelles of the U.S. Navy V-22 aircraft
Use of FE-25™ in Total Flooding
Class-A (solid) Hazards – FE-25™ can be used where people are normally present or normally occupied spaces, which represent more than 90% of the applications utilizing clean agent fire suppression systems for fire protection.
Class-B (liquid and gas) Hazards – FE-25™ can be used in areas that are not normally occupied or that have limited access.
Class-C (electrically energized) Hazards – FE-25™ is electrically non-conductive and non-corrosive, making it ideal for protection of areas with electrical equipment.
Explosion Suppression - FE-25™ can be used in the area of explosion suppression, with the primary application in grain elevators.
Institution and Agency Recognition for FE-25™, listed as HFC-125 and as an acceptable replacement for Halon 1301 in the:
- U.S. EPA’s Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) Program
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2001 Clean Agent Standard
- International Standards Organization (ISO) 14520
- European Committee for Standardization (CEN) 14520