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Firetrace E4

Introducing Firetrace E4: Total Flooding Systems using 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid and Chemours™ FM-200™ Clean Agents


Clean agent fire suppression from Firetrace

Firetrace International, the world leader in special hazard fire suppression, now offers a full range of engineered clean agent systems for larger environments and complements the Firetrace line of in-cabinet fire suppression systems.

Firetrace E4 clean agent fire protection systems, featuring 3M Novec 1230 Fire Suppression Fluid, are poised to change the industry by offering dramatic systems performance improvements utilizing low-pressure hardware.

Systems OPTIMIZED for Novec

In developing Firetrace E4 systems, traditional conventions were thrown out, allowing a fresh look at how E4 could benefit from the unique flow characteristics of Novec 1230.

Novec 1230 doesn’t share the same volatility as HFC 227ea, and as such can be safely charged to 500 psi (35 bar) in the same hardware that would limit HFC 227ea pressurization to 360 psi (25 bar).

This increased pressure, combined with the liquid flow characteristics of Novec 1230 in the discharge piping, has enabled unparalleled flexibility in discharge network design, enabling designs that require less piping, lower installation costs, and well as designs that simply could not be achieved without the incorporation of expensive nitrogen driver systems. Some of the highlights include:

  • 700%+ liquid agent to pipe volumes
  • 300%+ greater distance from cylinder to nozzle
  • 400%+ increased vertical piping capability
  • Bull T’s up to 88/12 split, Side T’s 55/45 to 93/7 split

E4 system cylinders are available in fill ranges ranging from 8 to 1300 lbs. (3.5 to 588 kg) that can be combined to create fire suppression systems sized appropriately for any room. Firetrace Engineered Clean Agent Systems can be activated either manually or automatically using electrical activation.


  • Computer Facilities
  • Telephone Equipment Facilities
  • Radio and TV Communications Facilities
  • Cellular Telecommunications Facilities
  • Storage of Documents and other Valuables
  • Hospital Facilities
  • Control Rooms
  • Libraries
  • Test Facilities
  • Museums
  • Flammable Material Storage
  • Wind Turbines

System Sizes

Firetrace clean agent system cylinders are available in the following nominal capacities: 35 pounds (15L), 75 pounds (29L), 160 pounds (62L), 270 pounds (103L), 400 pounds (153L), 600 pounds (227L), 950 pounds (368L) and 1300 pounds (490L). Each of these cylinders can be under-filled in one pound increments to meet the exact amount of Novec 1230 required.

Nozzles are available in various discharge patterns for pipe sizes ranging from 1/2 inch to 2 1/2 inches.

Quality You Can Count On

Firetrace Engineered Clean Agent Systems are manufactured in an ISO 9001: 2008 / AS 9100 Rev C: certified facility. Firetrace is dedicated to delivering advanced fire protection that precisely meets or exceeds our customers’ delivery requirements, so you can meet your deadlines.