Car – Gas Fire Extinguishers

FEV has been producing car gas fire extinguishers for over 25 years. Over that time the brand has become synonymous with quality, reliability, and safety.

Our FX G-TEC Gas

We have worked alongside a highly prestigious and respected chemical company to develop an alternative to Halon 1211, which was discontinued after it emerged the gas was damaging to the environment.  We understood that it was essential to find an effective replacement for Halon 1211 gas, so we set about creating Viro3 – the first FIA homologated gas system now known as FX G-TEC gas.

An environmentally friendly alternative to Halon 1211, FX-G-TEC leaves no harmful residue after being fully discharged and offers an improved level of visibility over powder-type fire extinguishers.

For this reason, our FX G-TEC car gas fire extinguishers are used everywhere – whether it be Formula 1, World Rally, touring or sports racing.

WHY FX-TEC GAS?

Our FX G-TEC gas is a very effective way to suppress a fire in an engine bay or another part of a race or road car. Since it cools down the fire, this not only stops it in its tracks but it prevents it from reigniting as well.

Plus, gas is a very clean option and doesn’t leave a huge amount of residue on expensive engine or body parts – residue which can cause corrosion over time.

Gas fire extinguishers can also be smaller because more gas can be fitted into a smaller container. A 1.5 kg gas extinguisher, for example, is equivalent to a 4-litre foam extinguisher. Therefore, if space and weight is an issue, gas is the most efficient method to use.

Applications

Here at FEV, we supply gas fire extinguishers to several Formula 1 teams, as well as a number of WRC teams. However, their applications can be endless, since they can also be used for many other forms of motorsport and even track day cars.

Plus, since all our gas suppression systems are FIA and MSUK approved, they can be suitable for any level of motorsport.

In some situations, gas isn’t always the best option though, so it’s best to check with an expert before deciding. Simply get in touch with us if you’d like any expert advice.

Gas Mechanical

For those who prefer a pull cable gas fire suppression system, these systems are an affordable option in our gas product range.

An integral part of these systems is the use of lightweight aluminium cylinders and parts such as upgraded metal connectors, aluminium tubing and nozzle technology.

The mechanical systems we use offer an efficient and cost-effective weight and space-saving option for your vehicle. They also come available in two sizes and are both stored pressure.

Please note: 3kg system is applicable for FIA Rallying (please see more info on our FIA Rallying handhelds that we can offer as part of a package here).

PART NO: 100.000.138

N-TEC2250MK - 2.25kg Novec mechanical fire extinguisher with kit - View more details

PART NO: 100.000.153

N-TEC3000MK - 3.0kg Novec mechanical fire extinguisher with kit - View more details

Gas Electrical

Electrically-activated systems operate via a button and – as with the other gas systems – use 3m Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid as the fire suppressant.

Used by competitors all over the world to meet competitive racing requirements, electrical operated systems offer a consistent and reliable solution when it comes to specific weight and space restrictions. They also come available in two sizes and are both stored pressure.

Please note: 3kg system is applicable for FIA Rallying (please see more info on our FIA Rallying handhelds that we can offer as part of a package here).

PART NO: 100.000.148

N-TEC2250EK - 2.25kg Novec electrical fire extinguisher with kit - View more details

PART NO: 100.000.157

N-TEC3000EK - 3.0kg Novec electrical fire extinguisher with kit - View more details

Gas Remote Charge

Our remote charge systems are electrically activated by a push-button and feature our innovative Remote Charge technology.

Using this technology, the cylinders for these systems can be compacted and produced to meet any and all vehicle requirements. We also use renowned bladder technology to provide total discharge, constant nozzle performance and the added ability to operate them in any position required.

Please note: 3kg system is applicable for FIA Rallying (please see more info on our FIA Rallying handhelds that we can offer as part of a package here).

PART NO: 100.000.163

N-TEC2000R - 2.0kg Novec remote charge fire extinguisher with kit - View more details

PART NO: 100.000.167

N-TEC3000R - 3.0kg Novec remote charge fire extinguisher with kit - View more details 

GET IN TOUCH

With almost three decades’ worth of experience to our name, there is no form of motorsport we don't know about and we can even help with FIA and MSUK regulations.

Whether you’re building a single-seater for racing or you simply want to ensure your high-performance track car is as safe as possible, please do not hesitate to speak to our team today.

FAQs

Where are your car gas fire extinguishers used?

Pretty much everywhere! Whether it be Formula 1, WRC, touring or racing, our fire car extinguishers are used throughout motorsport and have kept a number of competitive drivers safe over the years.

How can I decide which one is right for me?

Each type of car fire extinguisher has its advantages and disadvantages so it really depends on the amount of space you have and how you intend to use it. If you’re unsure though, our team here at FEV would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have to help you decide.

Why did FX G-TEC gas replace Halon 1211?

FX G-TEC gas was produced as an eco-friendly alternative to Halon 1211, which was shown to be bad for the environment, contributing to the ever-growing threat of climate change. It is also safer for drivers to use, as it improves their visibility after it has been discharged.

N-TEC3000R product image

N-TEC3000R

Remote Charge NOVEC 1230 Gas Extinguisher. 3 Engine Nozzles, 2 Cockpit Nozzles.
Model no: N-TEC3000R. FIA - TECHNICAL LIST 16

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N-TEC2000R product image

N-TEC2000R

Remote Charge NOVEC 1230 Gas Extinguisher, 3 Engine Nozzles, 2 Cockpit Nozzles.
Model no: N-TEC2000R. FIA - TECHNICAL LIST 16

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N-TEC3000EK product image

N-TEC3000EK

Electronic Plumbed-In NOVEC 1230 Gas Extinguisher.
Model no: N-TEC3000EK. FIA - TECHNICAL LIST 16

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N-TEC2250EK product image

N-TEC2250EK

Electronic Plumbed-In NOVEC 1230 Gas Extinguisher.
Model no: N-TEC2250EK. FIA - TECHNICAL LIST 16

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N-TEC2250MK product image

N-TEC2250MK

Mechanical Plumbed-In NOVEC 1230 Gas Extinguisher.
Model no: N-TEC2250MK. FIA - TECHNICAL LIST 16

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N-TEC3000MK product image

N-TEC3000MK

Mechanical Plumbed-In NOVEC 1230 Gas Extinguisher.
Model no: N-TEC3000MK. FIA - TECHNICAL LIST 16

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