The National Archives Organizes an Awareness Lecture about FM200 Gas

The National Archives Organizes an Awareness Lecture about FM200 Gas

The National Archives Organizes an Awareness Lecture about FM200 Gas


In its quest for maintaining a safe work environment that protects both employees’ lives and the facilities, the National Archives organized an awareness lecture for its new staff members about the environmentally friendly FM200 gas, Halocarbon, which is available at the NA for fire suppression. Such awareness activities are conducted in implementation of the Integrated Management System (IMS) and in order to qualify the NA’s staff for all circumstances as per work requirements.
The lecture targeted the employees working in the place where the FM200 fire suppression system is available. The system works automatically if there is an increase in the temperature (in case of fire). The lecture aims at spreading awareness among the employees about the characteristics of this gas, which is highly required by institutions maintaining valuable and important documents, electronic devices, and modern offices, as is the case with the NA.
The lecture has been given previously to educate all employees including those who recently have joined the NA about the gas’ function, dangers, and purposes. This is in addition to how to use it, how to prevent damage, and the evacuation plan. Lecturer Mubarak Madani, First Warrant Officer, delegated from the Emergency and Public Safety Department of the Abu Dhabi Police HQ, assured that this gas is an environmentally friendly as it does not cause any damage to people or property and can be removed easily by ventilation. It also does not have any environmental impact on the ozone layer.
In the lecture delivered at the NA, the lecturer explained that the gas stops the oxidation process and prevents the interaction between oxygen, the material, and heat. The fire is extinguished not through suppression but by reducing the heat before it turns into fire.