An Overview of Cold Fire Extinguishing Spray in Residential Homes
A fire extinguishing product must always be a part of a residential home equipment to protect the homeowners, as well as the home structure from the imminent danger of an unexpected fire occurring inside the home. A new fire extinguisher called cold fire extinguisher spray is found to be better than the conventional extinguisher as it can put off fires faster.
The basic features of cold fire extinguisher spray are the following: it is a multipurpose suppressing agent, biodegradable, non-toxic, water soluble, and safe product, which can be kept under the kitchen sink, near the barbecue area or anywhere in the house where there is risk of fire. A fire exists if these four components are present – fuel, oxygen, heat and chemical chain reaction, in which these are called tetrahedron, such that most fire suppressing agents extinguish fires by breaking down one part of the tetrahedron component, which is either the heat or fuel, but with cold fire extinguishing spray process, its formulation has the following functions: capability to absorb heat, brings the fuel source under its flash point more quickly, stops the chemical chain reaction caused by the fire and breaks down the molecular structure of the hydrocarbon fuel source, thereby preventing re-ignition.
The cold fire extinguisher spray product has the following advantages: environmentally friendly as it is 100% biodegradable, non-toxic, non-corrosive; reduces the density of hydrocarbon smoke, thus allowing more visibility during fires; has unique rapid cooling capability which enhances safety and lowers the chances of flashover and re-ignition; shelf-life is indefinite if stored in closed containers between temperatures 28 degrees Fahrenheit and 120 degrees Fahrenheit; can be mixed by batches to create a booster tank; does not clog equipment or hose lines; and it is non-slip.
When there is water used at the same time in extinguishing the fire, cold fire extinguisher spray becomes more efficient and brings these additional advantages, such as: it enhances the water’s ability to penetrate the source of the fire for fire fighters to gain entry into a room much faster, extinguishes fire with less water, and reduces the amount of water damage. Cold fire extinguisher spray can extinguish chemical fires, such as ethanol fires, methanol, and other solvents, and a foaming nozzle is recommended to help bring down the vapors and kill the flames. The difference between using a foam spray and cold fire spray is that foam is both toxic and corrosive, sits on top of the fuel source, blanketing and smothering to eliminate the oxygen, but it does not encapsulate or cool the source, but cold fire spray does not only create a foam blanket to smother the fuel but it works into the fuel source to encapsulate and break the chemical chain reaction.
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