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F500 Encapsulator Agent Does It All

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Highlights of F-500 Encapsulator Agent

F-500 Encapsulator Agent is an evolution for fire extinguishing agents, and currently the most versatile agent on the market. It is the only agent that has been tested and approved for almost all kinds of fire. With the number of hazards that firefighters face today, it is important that the extinguishing agent used be versatile and effective, as is the case with F-500 EA. With its capabilities to quickly cool and extinguish all types of fire, F-500 EA stands out from its competition for this and much more. It is also useful as a decontamination agent, since it eliminates 98.6% of the toxins that cause cancer in soot and smoke. Watch the following video that highlights F-500 Encapsulator Agent being used on different fires and hazards facing the world today. It addition to these incredible characteristics, this product is free of fluorine in its composition, being environmentally FRIENDLY.

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How Cooling with F500 EA Extinguishes Fires

The Importance of Cooling to Extinguish a Fire

You may think water does a great job of cooling a fire, but water does not cool efficiently and creates a lot of dangerous steam. Foams are designed to form a blanket to separate the fuel from the oxygen, but foam traps in the heat, often resulting in reignition.

There is one, unique solution – F-500 Encapsulator Agent.

Just 1-3% F-500 EA changes the cooling mechanism of water from steam conversion to thermal conveyance. This means there is no scalding steam, just a warm vapor. F-500 EA also greatly reduces smoke, increasing visibility and removing up to 98% of the cancer-causing toxins.

With its ability to extinguish fires three ways; removing the heat, encapsulating fuels and interrupting the free radical chain reaction, F-500 Encapsulator Agent is well-suited to Class A, Class B polar and nonpolar, Class D and three-dimensional fires, and is the only agent recommended by multiple organizations for lithium-ion battery fires and transformer fires.

Watch the video to see how F-500 EA extinguishes a fire without touching the flames. By simply removing the heat, F-500 EA rapidly extinguishes the fire.  Remove the heat; remove the fire!

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How to Apply F500 EA to Class D Fires

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F-500 EA Rapidly Cools Class D Fires – Safely!

Never apply water or foam to Class D fires, but if you add just 3% F-500 Encapsulator Agent to the water, you change the way the droplets react with heat. A plain water drop inefficiently removes heat by steam conversion. F-500 EA droplets efficiently absorb the heat by thermal conveyance. The F-500 EA molecules form a protective skin that prevents the hydrogen flare-ups and explosions from the high temperatures of Class D metals.

Class D magnesium is found in steering columns, door and seat frames, and dashboards, so every time you approach a vehicle fire, you should protect yourself and your equipment by using F-500 EA for all car fires.  Although a 3% solution of F-500 EA is recommended for Class D fires, on car fires, a 1% solution of F-500 EA will prevent violent magflash explosions and quickly reduce the temperature.

Take a look at this video to understand the recommended technique for fighting Class D fires.

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F500 EA vs High Expansion Foam on Tire Fire

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There’s only one firefighting agent that can be used to extinguish Class A, Class B polar, Class B nonpolar, Class D fires and is recommended for transformer fires and lithium-ion battery fires. And no other agent can encapsulate spilled fuels and render them nonflammable. But can F-500 EA compete head to head against high-expansion AFFF?

You bet it can.

Foam has to form a blanket to smother a fire. Even with high expansion foam, this can be a challenge on three-dimensional fires. Plus, foam does very little to cool and actually traps in the heat, causing reignition.

Only F-500 EA is going to rapidly cool the tires and encapsulate the oil exuding from the tires, rendering them nonflammable. Only F-500 EA virtually eliminates cancer-causing toxins and steam.

Enjoy this video as F-500 EA and foam are shown side-by-side on these three-dimensional fires.

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Titanium is No Match for F500 EA and the TKO Nozzle

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Never apply water to a Class D fire, unless you add 3% F-500 Encapsulator Agent. The F-500 EA prevents the water from separating into explosive hydrogen and oxygen.  The F-500 EA molecules form a protective skin around the water droplets and rapidly absorb the heat.  Foam, powders and sand will take a very long time to extinguish Class D fires, because they don’t remove the heat.

Watch this impressive video using a modest 20 gpm TKO Nozzle, with F-500 Encapsulator Agent and an eductor built in to the nozzle.

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F500 Encapsulator Agent vs One Million Tires

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On a Tuesday morning, the Watertown Fire Department responded to a tire fire in Dodge County, Wisconsin. It turned out to be the largest coordinated fire in the state of Wisconsin with 106 fire departments responding with 920 firefighters. One million tires were involved. Failing to control the fire, the Chief was told about F-500 Encapsulator Agent. Within 24 hours, a truckload of F-500 EA arrived at the Wisconsin border and was escorted by state police to the scene.

After two and a half days, on Thursday evening, they began applying F-500 EA. During the night, they were already gaining control of the fire. The F-500 EA was able to penetrate the tires, rapidly cool and encapsulate the burning oils, exuding from the tires. Overhaul continued until Sunday morning when the fire was declared to be extinguished.

You should read this excellent article.  The pictures are amazing.

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Watch this Impressive Video Extinguishing Jet Fuel Fire with a P19 Crash Truck

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#You Need F-500 Encapsulator Agent For Three-dimensional Fires!

NFPA 11, Annex A.1.1 –

     “Foam is not suitable for three-dimensional flowing liquid fuel fires or for gas fires.”

Which makes more sense?

Trying to lay foam on a three-dimensional object, like the plane in this video,

OR,

Rapidly cooling the plane and jet fuel while you encapsulate the vapors, rendering the fuel nonflammable. Foam does its best to separate fuel from oxygen, but F-500 Encapsulator Agent extinguishes a fire three ways; encapsulating the fuel, rapidly cooling and interrupting the free radical chain reaction.  Any one of those three elements will extinguish a fire.

Watch as a P19 Crash Truck applies F-500 Encapsulator Agent to this plane crash demonstration – impressive extinguishment in 15 seconds.

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F500 EA Provides Impressive Burn Back Resistance

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This video shows the impressive Burn Back Resistance of F-500 Encapsulator Agent.  Applied at only 1%, the wood won’t ignite, even with a 2000°F torch.

One agent is all you need. You can use F-500 EA for Class A, B polar, B nonpolar, Class D, three-dimensional fires and it is recommended by ConEdison/FDNY for transformer fires and by many companies for lithium-ion battery fires. F-500 Encapsulator Agent is now recognized by NFPA 18A Section 7.7.

Watch this amazing video!

 

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Why You Should Be Using F500 EA

If you are concerned about firefighter cancer, you should be using F500 EA.

If you are concerned about the environment, you should be using F500 EA.

If you are concerned about lithium-ion battery car fires, you should be using F500 EA.

If you are concerned about Class D fires or mag flash during car fires, you should be using F500 EA.

If your firefighting agent does not provide permanent burn back resistance, you should be using F500 EA.

If you know that foam is not recommended for three-dimensional Class B fires, you should be using F500 EA.

F-500 Encapsulator Agent is now recognized by NFPA 18A Section 7.7.  It extinguishes a fire three-ways. F500 EA encapsulates fuels, rendering them nonflammable.  It rapidly cools – remove the heat; extinguish the fire. F500 EA interrupts the free radical chain reaction.

One agent is all you need. You can use F-500 EA for Class A, B polar, B nonpolar, Class D, three-dimensional fires and it is recommended by ConEdison/FDNY for transformer fires and by many companies for lithium-ion battery fires.

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Extinguishing a Three Dimensional Fire

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This short video shows how effective F-500 Encapsulator Agent is on three-dimensional fires. Foam is not recommended for three-dimensional fires because it can’t create a blanket to smother the fire. In fact, NFPA 11 Annex A.1.1 states, “Foam is not suitable for three-dimensional flowing liquid fuel fires or for gas fires.”

F-500 EA extinguishes a fire in three ways. It encapsulates hydrocarbon fuel and vapors, rendering them nonflammable. It also rapidly cools the fuel and structure. If you remove the heat; you remove the fire. Finally, F-500 EA interrupts the free radical chain reaction, which virtually eliminates toxins in the smoke, including cancer-causing toxins.

Enjoy this short video!

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Solar Panel Fires Need F500 Encapsulator Agent

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You have homes and businesses in your area with solar panels. Whether the building or the solar panels are on fire, you should be concerned.  If the sun is shining, the panels are electrified.  Be safe – use F-500 EA for all solar panel fires.

ConEdison and FDNY found F-500 Encapsulator Agent was the only agent tested that could be applied to energized transformers, tested at 345 kV with negligible electrical feedback to the nozzle. Transformers should be de-energized before fighting transformer fires, but the margin of safety is there for the firefighters, in case nearby equipment is energized.  Remember, foam is highly conductive and should never be used for these fires.

Solar panels often have lithium-ion battery storage.  If these batteries are on fire, again, you want to use F-500 EA.  Multiple companies have tested, recommended and use F-500 EA for lithium-ion battery protection.

Watch this interesting video!

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Today’s Challenging Technology Fires Need F-500 Encapsulator Agent

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Among the many modern challenges facing firefighters are Class C fires related to aging transformers in the United States, the growing use of lithium-ion batteries for energy storage and solar panels for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

Facts:

Transformer Fires – The average transformer in the United States is 40 years old; one in five will result in a fire.  Neither water, nor foam will extinguish this Class B, three-dimensional fire in a reasonable time and powders don’t cool the massive metal.  F-500 Encapsulator Agent has been tested and recommended by ConEdison for application on de-energized transformer fires, however, tests conducted up to 345 kV proved a 3% F-500 EA solution creates negligible electrical feedback to the nozzle, streaming from 125 feet, if energized peripheral equipment is contacted with the stream.

Lithium-ion Batteries – Multiple companies have found F-500 EA to be the only practical agent to extinguish electric and hybrid car fires, as well as lithium-ion battery storage facilities.

Solar Panel Fires – As long as the sun is shining, solar panels continue producing electricity. Foam is conductive and should never be used for these fires. F-500 EA will cool the panels and extinguish the fire, without electrical feedback to the nozzle.

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