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Technical List 16 Engine Test (Novec)

The Fia Technical List 16 consists of an engine bay with a real-life engine installed. The engine block is then heated to 150ºc, once this temperature has been reached 2.5 litres of fuel is poured over the engine block and is immediately lit, this is then left to pre burn for 15 seconds until extinguisher activation.

 

The system used in this test is our latest in clean gas technology the N-TEC2250EK, this is a 2.25kg Novec plumbed-in system with electric push button activation. It utilises 6 nozzles in total, 4 positioned in the engine bay and 2 in the cockpit. All the components installed on this system are tested to withstand the harsh environments of motorsport but even more the environment of a fire.

 

As you can see from the footage the fire is brought under control in just 6 seconds and then the system carried on for a further 6 seconds, this proves the integrity and the ability of this small, lightweight system.

 

The N-TEC2250EK is also available in a mechanical pull cable activation, please see our N-TEC range for all available options.

8865-2015 Cockpit Test (Novec)

The FIA 8865-2015 cockpit test consists of 7.5 litres of fuel divided between 3 metal bowls, each bowl then has a plastic stack placed on top, followed by a towel soaked in fuel. The fire is then lit and left to pre-burn for 1 minute, on the 1-minute mark the fire is tackled.

The plumbed-in system used in this test is our FIA Approved N-TEC4100R, the system has been designed to conform with the latest 8865-2015 standard for plumbed-in extinguishers in closed cockpit vehicles. We developed this system with the factors of safety, ease of installation and a compact design leading the way in our development program.

As you can see from the testing footage this system suppresses the fire in just 5 seconds, it is also left for a further 1 minute to guarantee and no re-ignition solution. The N-TEC4100R not only supresses an extremely hot fire in a matter of seconds but it will also leave no residue or cause any corrosion to valuable assets found on a high-performance vehicle. Another great aspect about this system is the huge safety value it gives the driver, as with this option being a plumbed-in system it can be activated from either the driver or passenger seat and also from outside the vehicle if for any reason it was not possible to activate the system from the inside.

Not only does this system have to work in everyday motorsport conditions, but it is also tested to some of the highest standards for corrosion testing, heat resistance testing, and waterproof rated testing carried out by the BSI (British Standards Institute) so you can be rest assured that when choosing an FEV fire extinguisher, it has been tested and approved to the high standards expected by our governing bodies and test houses.

 

Please see our FIA Approved 8865-2015 plumbed-in systems.

8865-2015 Engine Test (Novec)

The FIA 8865-2015 engine test consists of 5 litres of fuel divided between 2 metal bowls, each bowl then has a plastic stack placed on top, followed by a towel soaked in fuel. The fire is then lit and left to pre-burn until the temperature of 500ºc is reached, this will usually take around 4-5 minutes, once the temperature is reached the plumbed-in extinguisher is then activated.

The plumbed-in system used in this test is our FIA Approved N-TEC4100R, the system has been designed to conform with the latest 8865-2015 standard for plumbed-in extinguishers in closed cockpit vehicles. We developed this system with the factors of safety, ease of installation and a compact design leading the way in our development program.

The N-TEC4100R not only supresses an extremely hot fire in just 4 seconds, but it is also left for a further 3 minutes to guarantee a no re-ignition solution. The system has also been designed to use 3MTM NovecTM 1230 Fire Protection Fluid which has been developed to leave no residue or cause any corrosion to valuable assets found on a high-performance vehicle. Another great aspect about this system is the huge safety value it gives the driver, as with this option being a plumbed-in system it can be activated from either the driver or passenger seat and also from outside the vehicle if for any reason it was not possible to activate the system from the inside.

Ease of installation is made possible by the unique design of the 3 nozzle system. 1 multi angle cockpit nozzle is positioned between the driver and passenger seat covering the complete cockpit and then 2 atomising gas nozzles are positioned in the engine bay giving 360º protection whilst maintaining a simple installation.

 

Please see our FIA Approved 8865-2015 plumbed-in systems.

8865-2015 Cockpit Hand Held Test (Novec)

The FIA 8865-2015 cockpit test consists of 7.5 litres of fuel divided between 3 metal bowls, each bowl then has a plastic stack placed on top, followed by a towel soaked in fuel. The fire is then lit and left to pre-burn for 1 minute, on the 1-minute mark the fire is tackled.

Originally this test was designed for the testing of a plumbed in extinguisher system, but here at FEV we like to challenge ourselves, so we decided to tackle the FIA 8865-2015 cockpit test with our FE-NOVEC2500HH, 2.5kg Novec hand held. Because the FE-NOVEC2500HH uses a waterless fire suppressant it leaves no residue, resulting in a no clean up solution, it is also electronically non-conductive making it safe for use on electronics.

As you can see from the footage and the fast fire out time of 7s, the capabilities of a high performance hand held extinguisher are endless, the great aspect about a hand held is the freedom of positioning it gives you to be able to fight a fire whether it’s inside the car, outside the car or even someone else’s car. Another great feature is the reach advantage this handheld offers over some of the aerosol or small hand held extinguishers on the market.

The FE-NOVEC2500HH is the perfect safety addition to any high-performance vehicle and has been tested and approved by the FIA for use in motorsport so you can be assured when buying an FEV hand held extinguisher that it is built and performs to the highest of standards required to gain the approval from the FIA.

 

Please click here to view the FEV Hand Held range.  

 

NOTE: We would never recommend attempting to tackle a fire this big, especially without the correct PPE or training. This video is for the purpose of showing you the performance of our hand held extinguishers.    

Technical List 16 Engine Test (Foam)

The Fia Technical List 16 consists of an engine bay with a real-life engine installed. The engine block is then heated to 150ºc, once this temperature has been reached 2.5 litres of fuel is poured over the engine block and is immediately lit, this is then left to pre burn for 15 seconds until extinguisher activation.

The system used in this test is our F-TEC3500MK, this is a 3.5 litre Foam plumbed-in system with mechanical pull cable activation and steel cylinder. It’s designed to use 6 atomising nozzles, 4 positioned in the engine bay and 2 in the cockpit. All the components installed on this system are tested to withstand the harsh environments of motorsport but even more the environment of a fire.

The F-TEC3500MK was developed after customer feedback from the motorsport industry for a good quality, easily serviced and cost-effective FIA Approved fire extinguisher was in great need. With that in mind FEV set out the challenge to develop not only a cost-effective solution but a safe, high performing and good quality one.

As the footage shows, the F-TEC3500MK brought the fire under control in an impressive time of just 3 seconds and then the system carried on for a further 19 seconds. This new era of foam products from FEV has been down to not only the extent research and development into how best foam products should be applied to fire fighting in a vehicle situation but paired with the new technology found in today’s high-performance foams, foam products are now a competitive choice when it comes to fire suppression safety.