Fireaway announces United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval

Fireaway Inc. has announced receipt of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Certificate of Approval (COA) for its condensed aerosol fire suppression systems.

By Stat-X Fire Suppression Systems March 2, 2023
Left: Thermally-operated units. Right: Manually-activated units, 2-unit configuration. Courtesy: Stat-X

Fireaway Inc. has announced receipt of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Certificate of Approval (COA) for its pre-engineered Stat-X condensed aerosol fire suppression systems to protect Class A (surface), B, and C hazards in marine applications. USCG certified fire protection products are required for vessels operating within the waters of the United States. Stat-X is the first aerosol fire suppression system to secure this respected approval.

Fire protection systems for marine applications are undergoing rapid technology and regulatory changes.

  • Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) based systems, such as FM-200, are being phased out through various global regulations, including the US EPA phasedown schedule which began in 2022.

  • Manufacturers of other fluorine-based chemicals (such as FK-5-1-12, a.k.a. Novec 1230) used in similar fire suppression systems are voluntarily phasing out production based on accelerating regulatory trends1. EU regulators have already initiated this process.

Fireaway president and CEO, Lance Harry, P.E., points out, “Stat-X is an ideal alternative to these HFC, and Fluorine based systems that will soon become unavailable. The advantages of Stat-X are simple installation, limited maintenance requirements and overall, more cost effective than a gas-based system.”

You can see Stat-X fire suppression listed on the USCG approved equipment list (EQList Search) here.

About Stat-X Fire Suppression Systems

Stat-X fixed systems and Stat-X First Responders devices are highly advanced condensed aerosol fire suppression solutions.

Stat-X is manufactured by Fireaway Inc., an ISO 9001-2015 certified company with production facilities in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Minden, Louisiana.