AMETEK AMERON Expands Its Fire Extinguisher Gas Chromatograph Capabilities to Asia

BALDWIN PARK, CA, Sept. 26, 2019 – AMETEK AMERON’s state-of-the-art Fire Extinguisher Gas Chromatograph (FGC) System recently completed a required safety test to help certify a new line of helicopters for Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (KAI). The test — performed at KAI’s headquarters in Sacheon of South Korea’s South Gyeongsang Province — measured the fire extinguishing gas agent concentration in the company’s new Light Civil Helicopter (LCH). The successful outcome brings the LCH one step closer to market.

AMERON’s FAA-approved FGC System measures halogenated gases up to 12 sample points inside engines, auxiliary power units or cargo. Measuring these gases during the release of the fire extinguisher determines whether the fire suppression system produces enough extinguishing agent concentration to meet the minimum performance standards for an aircraft engine fire. The MASS Systems FGC’s modular design enables flexible layout configurations for an easier testing process. MASS Systems provides FGC testing services to aircraft manufacturers around the world as these tests are a required element of aircraft certification.
“We’re very excited to have supported KAI’s LCH fire suppression system test,” said Souvanh Bounpraseuth, the Director of Engineering for AMETEK AMERON. “Our testing was successful and timed perfectly. The aircraft engine fire suppression system and our FGC equipment performed flawlessly.”

About AMETEK Ameron
Founded in 1988, AMETEK AMERON has pioneered numerous advances in aerospace fire suppression systems and is a leader in pressurized gas systems, fire extinguishers and pressurized stored energy systems. It is certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation, and its products meet or exceed MIL-I-45208A specifications. AMERON is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace and Defense, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion. For more information, contact us at 4750 Littlejohn St., Baldwin Park, CA 91706. Tel: +1-626-337-4640, fax: +1-626-337-1641, website:

About Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd.
Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (KAI) is a leading South Korean aerospace and defense company. KAI products include variety of independently designed fixed and rotary wing aircraft, UAV, space vehicles and aerostructure components for major aerospace customers. For additional information, contact: Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd, 78 Gongdan 1-ro, Sanam-myeon, Sacheon, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea. Tel: +82-55-851-1000, website: