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This is cut and pasted from rulebook. Many different manufacturers have these systems. Lifeline is Champcar sponsor and has systems that are champcar legal. 

 

3.9. ONBOARD FIRE EXTINGUISHER
3.9.1.1. 3.9.1.2.
3.9.1.3.
3.9.1.4.
Fire suppression systems must have SFI or FIA certification.
Minimum 5 LB or 2 Liter bottle capacity – either AFFF/FE-36/NOVEC 1230 – Rechargeable systems are highly advised.
Minimum two (2) extinguisher nozzles, one (1) pointed centrally towards the top and center of the engine, and one (1) located in the driver’s seating area. THIS IS THE MINIMUM. Be advised that multiple nozzles reduce line pressure and more quickly exhaust the fire suppression system. Competitors are advised to match the system capacity to the desired number of nozzles and area of coverage.
Onboard Fire Suppression Systems shall be inspected for recertification at least every two years after the date of original certification or as specified by the certifying

manufacturer. When a unit is determined to be acceptable for continued service, a new conformance label marked with the inspection date shall be used. Infield recertification is permitted, but ONLY by the original manufacturer or its authorized agent. Mailing of certification labels to customers is strictly prohibited. Systems shall have a maximum field service life of 6 years (SFI) or 10 years (FIA) from the original date of installation.
All onboard fire systems shall identify the activation point for the automatic system by a circle “E” decal. Decals available at ChampCar Tech Inspection.
Cars arriving at pit in or pit out with the fire system arming pin not removed will be issued a 5- minute penalty.

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Fire suppression chemicals are EXTREMELY CORROSIVE to electrical connections, aluminum etc. Lifeline has a Novec agent that they claim is not corrosive. Install as many nozzles as you can. You do not want track firefighters spraying "Purple K" on your car. 

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