You no longer need to look for multiple agents for Class A and B either, all our Cold Fire® firefighting range can do both, but it also can do Class D and F type fires.
Then provides a level of thermal protection to any surface from radiant heat, removing the chance of further damage.
Its not new either and has been around since 1991. Its been tested in accordance with UL 162, UL 71 and NFPA 18 requirements for Wetting Agents for Class A and B fires in both the US and Canada. It also has the ability to extinguish Class D and F type fires.
But its not a foam or dry powder.
Cold Fire® firefighting is truly 100% environmentally friendly as it is plant based, its non-toxic, non-corrosive and completely bio-degradable.
It has been given SNAPP (Significant New Alternatives Policy Program) by US Environmental Protection Agency as a direct replacement for Halon 1211/1301.
It works by not only removing the heat element of the combustion triangle thereby reducing the flashpoint, but simultaneously works to remove the fuel source which also prevents the possibility of re-ignition.
Its this rapid cooling and encapsulation process that prevents the possibility of re-ignition.
Not too radical really, and another thing…
When you apply water to a fire and/or heated surface, it converts to heated steam and could result in a very dangerous occurrence known as superheated steam. You see although water is an excellent firefighting medium, and yes it has been used for many hundreds of years, it simply lacks the enhanced cooling and penetration abilities so easily demonstrated with Cold Fire® firefighting.
Cold Fire® firefighting is out to destroy the molecular structure of heat.
Unlike water or even air, Cold Fire® firefighting has an extraordinary penetration capability that literally allows it to be RAPIDLY absorbed into a heated surface, its this that destroys the molecular structure of heat on contact. This allows the heat to be instantaneously released and dispersed into the atmosphere at ambient temperature.
(So sorry for the pun).