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Old 01-26-2016, 09:24 PM   #1
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BlazeCut? ever use it?

I stumbled across this fire suppression product used mostly by automobile applications. I thought it would be a great system to prevent the dreaded and all too common absorption refrigerator fire. It is an maintenance-free auto-release (248*F) tubing that is compressed with ABC rated FE-36 compound. This means little mess and not harmful to humans. It comes in three lengths (3,6,12 ft.). The 12 ft. size can extinguish a 1.16 sq meter area. I do not see any immediate drawbacks to this option. I do not have any affiliation with this company. Just wondering if anyone has used this method before? It is intriguing to say the least.

Here is a link: http://blazecut.com/small-enclosures/description/

And a video of it in action https://youtu.be/Kswau1mGBE8
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:46 AM   #2
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Some of the people over at rvforum.net have installed cylinder & valve based systems in the fridge compartment that use the same extinguishing agent. Such systems are readily available from a number of sources. I'm not aware of any reports of any RV fridge installations that actually discharged in an emergency.

Cylinder and valve systems typically use a larger amount of extinguishing agent and have a more predictable dispensing rate. They are UL listed and FM approved. A question you could ask the BlazeCut people is whether their products are similarly listed.

I would consider 1 kg of agent (the largest BlazeCut will use) to be marginal for behind a fridge.

A search for "fm200 self contained automatic fire suppression system" will turn up dozens of alternative products.
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All good points, cost must be a factor also, those fm200 systems are far more expensive than this. That could be a good or a bad thing depending on how you interpret.

The product states it is: UL,ULC,FM,LPCB,SSL,VdS,CNPP,KPI, multiple global marine approvals

IMO... As far as a ample amount for the fridge space, I still think your within scope. It has many videos of putting out roaring gasoline fires under the hood of a vehicle in seconds. That space is far greater than what's behind an RV fridge...
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FM200 another name for one of the two agents that Blazecut is using.

The trouble with the fridge space is that it is designed to allow air in the bottom and out the top, so it creates a chimney effect in the event of a fire.
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Has anyone heard reports of refer fires after the Dometic recall fix? The fix was a heat sensitive device that cut off the system if a fire develops. Maybe that solved the need?
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Even so you can never have enough assurance that your trailer is protected from such tragedy.
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