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Prepare for Todays Car Fires

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According to NFPA, 17% of the fires firefighters respond to are car fires. Are you properly prepared?

Today’s car fires are different from car fires of 20 years ago and you should be using the most current tools to fight them.

·Magnesium Components – Steering columns, door and seat frames and dashboards. Using water or foam will result in a flare-up or dangerous explosion. The F-500 EA molecules form a protective skin around the droplets completely changing the way heat is removed from fire. An F-500 EA solution will not explode when it hits the magnesium and begins cooling, rapidly. The Solution – F-500 Encapsulator Agent

·Lithium-ion Batteries in Hybrid and Electric Cars – NFPA testing showed an average of 1692 gallons of water to extinguish one of these fires, with one battery re-igniting 22 hours later. Foam won’t work. Only F-500 EA has been repeatedly proven to extinguish these fires, quickly and permanently. How much water can you carry to a car fire?  The Solution – F-500 Encapsulator Agent

·Class B Fuel Fires and Spills – Fuel floats on water. Water is not the answer. Foam can smother spilled fuel, but not flowing fuel, which is a 3-dimensional, Class B fire. And which foam would you use? Most fuels today contain ethanol (E10, E85), requiring expensive AR-AFFF. F-500 EA excels at polar or nonpolar Class B fires, whether flowing or spilled on the ground. With F-500 EA, you can actually render spilled fuel nonflammable, and get the traffic moving.  The Solution – F-500 Encapsulator Agent

·Tires – Tires exude oil as they burn and are actually challenging for water or foam, taking 10-20 times longer to extinguish than F-500 EA. There’s a reason they used F-500 EA to extinguish the one million tire fires in Gila River, AZ and Watertown, WI.  The Solution – F-500 Encapsulator Agent

The solution is simple – add 3% F-500 Encapsulator Agent to your stream.

As you watch this video, you will see F-500 EA is the tool you want to extinguish car fires.

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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