HFC-227ea Heptafluoropropane

Home / Products / Fire Extinguishing Agent Products / HFC-227ea Heptafluoropropane

HFC-227ea Heptafluoropropane Industry Knowledge Extension

HFC-227ea, also known as heptafluoropropane, is a colorless, odorless, and non-conductive gas that is primarily used as a fire suppressant in total flooding systems. It is a halocarbon compound that contains seven fluorine atoms, two carbon atoms, and one hydrogen atom.
HFC-227ea is a clean agent, meaning it does not leave any residue after use, making it ideal for protecting sensitive electronic equipment, such as data centers, server rooms, and telecommunications facilities. It works by absorbing heat and extinguishing flames through a chemical reaction, which reduces the oxygen concentration in the air.
HFC-227ea has a very low global warming potential (GWP) of 3, meaning it has a much lower impact on the environment compared to other commonly used fire suppressants, such as halon and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). However, it is still a greenhouse gas and should be handled with care to prevent its release into the atmosphere.
Linhai Limin Chemicals Co., Ltd., our HFC-227ea is clean, low-toxic, effective and economical, it is worthy of your choice.

The fire extinguishing principle of HFC-227ea Heptafluoropropane?
HFC-227ea Heptafluoropropane works as a fire suppressant through a combination of physical and chemical mechanisms. When HFC-227ea is released into a space during a fire, it quickly vaporizes into a gas and distributes evenly throughout the area, filling the space.
The primary mechanism by which HFC-227ea extinguishes fire is by reducing the concentration of oxygen in the air. In a fire, the heat causes the oxygen in the air to react with the fuel, producing a chemical reaction that sustains the fire. By reducing the concentration of oxygen, HFC-227ea interrupts this reaction and extinguishes the fire.
In addition to reducing oxygen concentration, HFC-227ea also absorbs heat from the fire, further suppressing the flames. When HFC-227ea reacts with the heat of the fire, it undergoes a chemical reaction that releases heat energy and converts the HFC-227ea into a less reactive compound. This endothermic reaction removes heat from the fire, further reducing its intensity and making it easier to control.

Where is HFC-227ea Heptafluoropropane suitable?
HFC-227ea Heptafluoropropane is suitable for use in a variety of applications where fire suppression is necessary, particularly in areas where water-based systems may cause damage to sensitive equipment or where other agents may be ineffective. Some examples of areas where HFC-227ea may be suitable include:
Data centers and server rooms: HFC-227ea can quickly suppress fires in these areas without damaging expensive computer and telecommunications equipment.
Museums and archives: HFC-227ea can suppress fires in these areas without damaging valuable artifacts and documents.
Control rooms and substations: HFC-227ea can quickly suppress fires in electrical control rooms and power substations without damaging the equipment.
Telecommunications facilities: HFC-227ea can suppress fires in telephone exchanges and communication centers without disrupting vital communications networks.
Industrial applications: HFC-227ea can be used to protect against fires in a variety of industrial applications, such as in the manufacturing of electronic components, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.