UAE, January 14, 2015– DuPont, a leading innovation and market-driven science company, will present its leading range of clean agent fire suppressants at the 17th edition of Intersec 2015, the leading trade fair for Safety & Security in the Middle East running from January 18th to 20th, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Since the 1950s DuPont has provided the technology to safely protect the world’s most important assets. Today FM-200® systems protect thousands of Middle East facilities, ranging from electrical rooms of Royal Family palaces in Riyadh and Makkah to those of the Dubai Metro, from substations in Jeddah and Madinah to the Burj Khalifa, from the Makkah Railway to the Dubai International Airport and in numerous datacenters and telecommunication facilities throughout the Middle East region.
Bashar Abu Sitta, Fluorochemicals Sales Manager - Middle East & Africa said, “Intersec is an excellent platform for showcasing DuPont’s state-of-the-art solutions and promoting greater regional awareness on fire protection. When it comes to the protection of sensitive, expensive and mission-critical assets from the ravages of fire, FM-200® waterless fire protection systems are the most widely specified clean agent systems worldwide. Since their introduction over two decades ago, FM-200® systems have provided the peace of mind that comes with proven performance, a perfect history of safety in use, and the most cost effective waterless fire protection available.”
FM-200® systems offer the most cost-effective, safe and sustainable protection offering the best combination of the properties desired in a waterless agent characterized by extremely low toxicity. FM-200® is being treated differently than HFCs in other more emissive applications due to its negligible emission, as evidenced by the recent regulatory decisions of the US EPA and the revised F-Gas II Regulation, which recognize the value, importance and sustainability of FM-200® and impose no restrictions on its use.
Fire extinguishing systems using agents that do not deplete stratospheric ozone fall under Section EA, Energy and Atmosphere, in the latest version (V3) of the Green Building LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating Systems Guides introduced by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2000. DuPont® FM-200® does not deplete stratospheric ozone and hence total flooding fire protection systems utilizing FM-200® can contribute to obtaining LEED® certification.
In the Middle East, DuPont offers the FM-200® Falcon Customer Protection Program (CPP). Falcon CPP gives customers in the region the assurance that they have chosen the best fire protection for their critical applications. The Falcon CPP provides a 20 year warranty for DuPont customers and is currently available in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
FM-200® retains its status as the safest, highest performing, most cost-effective clean agent for a wide range of critical applications, saving lives and protecting property. It remains a viable choice of clean agent fire extinguishant after the new revised regulations come into force and for the foreseeable future. FM-200® remains the best choice of clean agent available, yesterday, today and tomorrow.