A rare book. A painting by an Old-World master. An ancient tapestry. Fire is not the only threat to these irreplaceable items that you are responsible for protecting. The wrong choice of fire extinguishing agent can be as destructive as the fire itself. Water or chemical damage can add up to millions of dollars in restoration costs or result in the total destruction of these priceless treasures. That's why we've worked to develop a full range of clean agent fire extinguishants by Chemours. They are safe for people, electrically nonconductive, noncorrosive and free of residue. Protecting treasures for future generations to enjoy is what matters most--to us, and to you.
» Fact Sheet: For Museum Curators
FM-200® is the leading chemical agent replacement for other industry fire extinguishants. Designed to flood an enclosure, FM-200® should be used where agents such as water, dry chemicals and carbon dioxide are unacceptable because they present a safety risk to people and valuable property. FM-200® is useful to extinguish fires in museums, historical sites and libraries where delicate or irreplaceable items are present.
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FE-25™ can be used in new applications and replace other industry fire extinguishants in existing systems with minimal modifications, making it the most cost-effective fire extinguishant for museums and libraries. Requiring less piping than sprinkler systems, FE-25™ preserves museum and historical space by avoiding unsightly and large installations. FE-25™ is an excellent choice for flood suppression where people are present.
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In a portable fire extinguisher, FE-36™ is discharged as a stream of gas and liquid droplets that ceases the combustion process through heat absorption and chemical interaction. FE-36™ is also used in applications such as a small self-contained total flooding units and is well suited for precious item storage vaults as well.
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FE-13™ has the lowest toxicity and is the safest for protecting areas where people are present. FE-13™ is used in occupied areas such as electrical control rooms and communication facilities. It leaves no residue that would cause damage or post-fire cleanup.
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