Lifeline was established in 1980, and soon became the leading manufacturer and supplier of on board fire suppression systems to the motorsport industry.
The first generation of systems produced by Lifeline were manufactured using Halon 1211 as the extinguishing agent; however, due to environmental pressures the manufacture of Halon ceased under the Montreal Protocol. Thus the race was on to devise an effective replacement for an extinguishing agent that had provided many years of valuable service. Lifeline took the pioneering route of introducing a lightweight, environmentally friendly, foam based extinguishant ZERO 2000.
Zero 2000 systems quickly became the accepted preference for competitors and industry alike but Lifeline did not stop its research and development programme there. As soon as the chemical industry brought new gaseous products to market we tested, and tested, and tested! Ultimately this brought us to a new smaller and lighter range of clean agent gas systems and handhelds which we call Zero 360. The name relates directly to the panoramic qualities of the gas discharge which, due in main to our unique nozzle design gives a fire smothering gas cloud seeking out and suppressing fire in the hidden engine bay corners. A clear advantage over the foam based product. We now include both Dupont™ FE36 and 3M™ Novec™ 1230 in our Zero 360 range according to the application. These are both defined as clean agents by the USA EPA and other international accepting bodies and therefore identified as being non-toxic, non-carcinogenic and non-ozone depleting agents.
The latest development using the 3M™ Novec™ 1230 clean agent is the Zero ZERO extinguisher system. This capitalises on a new high rate discharge nozzle and is designed specifically for single seat race and sports car users. The high performance of this design has enabled us to reduce the quantity of agent needed to extinguish the FIA fire test to a incredible 1.5kg and therefore further reduce overall size and weight, making it perfect for the tight packaging requirements of modern competion car design.
The Zero 3620 range is the latest and most advanced range of Motorsport Fire Suppression Systems available today. They have been rigorously tested to the new FIA 8865:2015 standard for Plumbed in Fire Extinguisher Systems.
The latest range of Lifeline Zero 360 fire extinguishers are the result of extensive research and development. Using Novec™1230 Lifeline have made a significant step forward in motorsport safety, convincingly passing the FIA tests conducted by the British Standards Institute and observed by the MSA.
Lifeline Zero 2000 systems are constructed using only the finest materials and are supplied complete with all of the components required for a professional installation. It performed supremely well in engine fire tests, and thus has the full acceptance of the MSA, FIA and SCCA.
Lifeline's range of FIA certified systems have been homologated by the FIA for use in International motorsport and has been awarded the homologation numbers EX.002.98 and EX.020.05.
Lifeline offers a full range of hand held extinguishers to suit all budgets and motorsport applications.
The types of extinguishant offered are
- ZERO 360 Gas Fire Extinguisher
- AFFF Foam Fire Extinguisher (Aqueous Film Forming Foam)
- ABC Powder Fire Extinguisher
- Monex BC Powder Fire Extinguisher
All Lifeline hand held fire extinguishers are supplied complete with a bracket and quick release strap for easy access.