Dyne Fire Protection Labs introduces FK 5-1-12 analysis for enhanced fire safety

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Dyne Fire Protection Labs, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, has announced an expansion of its laboratory services to incorporate FK 5-1-12 analysis, marking a significant step in its commitment to advancing fire safety solutions.

This new service aligns with the requirements of the 2022 edition of NFPA 2001, the Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, which mandates testing and certification for each batch of agent, both recycled and newly manufactured, to meet specific standards.

The significance of FK 5-1-12 in fire protection

FK 5-1-12, a halogenated clean agent, is designed for environments where water-based fire suppression systems could harm sensitive equipment or property.

It is recognized as a viable replacement for halon and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), known for their ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP), offering a more environmentally friendly solution for fire suppression.

Dyne’s role in ensuring agent quality

With the phased withdrawal of 3M’s NovecTM 1230 from the market, the importance of verifying the quality of replacement agents has never been more critical.

Grant Lobdell, President of Dyne Fire Protection Labs, emphasized the lab’s crucial role: “As 3M’s NovecTM 1230 exits the market, it will be more important than ever to ensure the quality of the agents that will be entering the market to replace it.

Dyne will be here to help ensure both new and recycled FK 5-1-12 agent is safe, and remains safe, for the people and property it protects.”

IFSJ Comment

The introduction of FK 5-1-12 analysis by Dyne Fire Protection Labs represents a forward-thinking approach to fire safety, reflecting the industry’s evolving needs and the push towards more environmentally friendly fire suppression solutions.

By ensuring the integrity of both new and recycled FK 5-1-12 agents, Dyne plays a pivotal role in protecting assets and lives, reinforcing the importance of rigorous testing and certification in the industry.

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