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Are You Prepared for Class D Metals in Car Fires

Magnesium

Class D fires are becoming more and more common. Many magnesium components are used in today’s cars and cause a dangerous flare-up or explosion as plain water or foam is applied. Lithium batteries, being transported on our highways are a Class D hazard and even a fire in a machine shop or a supplier involved with aluminum, titanium or magnesium can present a challenge, unless you’re prepared.

Sand and powders aren’t going to cool your Class D metal fires, so there will be reignition. Only F-500 Encapsulator Agent can be safely applied to Class D metals and provide rapid cooling. If you remove the heat, you remove the fire.

To be prepared for Class D fires, there is a simple solution – F-500 Encapsulator Agent. By educting 3% F-500 EA in your hand lines, you change the cooling mechanism of water from steam conversion to thermal conveyance. The protective skin of F-500 EA prevents the water drops from converting to explosive hydrogen and oxygen. F-500 EA can be delivered from a standard firefighting nozzle.

F-500 EA also penetrates deep into Class A fires and encapsulates Class B fuels, both polar and nonpolar, rendering them nonflammable, making F-500 EA the obvious choice for car fires. F-500 EA can also be used to mitigate fuel spills without the need for absorbent and costly cleanup.

Watch the video to see F-500 EA extinguish this magnesium fire, reducing the temperature from 5000 degrees to under 100 degrees in less than a minute.

If we can help you with any questions about F-500 Encapsulator Agent, Pinnacle foam or HCT’s portable delivery equipment, please don’t hesitate to call.

Put the Engineered Advantage of F-500 Encapsulator Agent to work for you.

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