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FPS short description


In many countries of the world the only affordable energy storage device to anyone is the LPG cylinder. The propane butane provide high energy density, easy to use gas. Cost-effectively be liquefied and stored so good. South America to Europe via India to South East Asia hundreds of millions of pieces of LPG cylinders in use. The large fuel, gas, oil products and chemical tanks for fire protection is much better resolved, but nevertheless they can explode at times.  

The problem

The LPG gas cylinder serious drawback that as a result of open flame, explodes in 2-3 minutes, depending the filling of cylinder. (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4-GesAl3ng )


The essence of FPS solution is to manage the heat of the fire and thus delaying the direct thermal effect reach of the stored gas. The FPS equipped propane gas cylinder can resist to open flames minimum of 60 minutes instead of traditional PB cylinders 2-3 minutes explosion, the FPS usable to protect large, explosive materials storage tanks as well!  


FPS has the next features described below: 

  • it protects the cylinder/tank from the direct heat & thermal effects
  • enhances the protection, the fire resistance time of the cylinders / tanks
  • FPS technology can be used to save domestic gas cylinders and large tanks
  • in the case of household size cylinders the production extra costs cca. 30%, in case of large tanks the extra cost proportionally less
  • It can be retrofitted to large tanks
  • no toxic component of the system
  • is not dangerous to humans and the environment if involved in a fire, even
  • Zero a GHG  emission

Tags: chemical industry, oil industry, gas industry, gas storage, oil refining, chemical storage, pressure vessels, fire protection  

Competitive advantages

What are the advantages over competitors:

  • not need to mix the stored / protected material
  • consumption
    • not need to energy in small size
    • in large size, the installed system operation energy requirements meets the supervisory system of power consumption
  • Lifetime of FPS is equal the storge tank / cylinder lifetime in case of standard usage,
  • complexity – a simple design, is easy to manufacture
  • installation
    • In case of PB cylinders a 6 year old child can use it,
    • In case of large tanks planning and investment needed,
  • operation
    • In case of PB cylinders does not need to manage,
    • In case of large tanks – the managing claim is very low, does not require specialized knowledge, only supervision.
  • repairable – cost effective could be improved solution

Project status

The FPS project is currently in the TRL 6 (real-life tested) state. FPS tests was successfully proven & protocol made by the Hungarian Disaster Prevention Research Institute (http://www.kki.katasztrofavedelem.hu )

Business model

SMART is looking for partners who would buy FPS license to use it during manufacture fireproof PB cylinders.

Market review

The company which manufactures / distributes the FPS technology PB gas cylinders could gain a significant competitive advantage. The manufacturer / distributor company which use the FPS technology can preceded by the current cylinder manufacturers.


In the EU approximately 200 million units, worldwide – according to estimates – more than 1 billion PB cylinders may be in circulation.


The FPS patent process is started in Hungary, and then extend the protection of international PCT patent. 

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)

A manufacturer-distributor can get a significant appreciation in the area of corporate social responsibility, and itself represents a significant marketing value if FPS-protected PB cylinders place on the market. We have in mind not only the firefighters, but also to protect the people that use millions of cylinders of gas.