The Fire Safety Stick – fire extinguishing device, is a simple and easy way to ensure that you are prepared in the event of a fire in your home, vehicle, caravan or boat.
It weighs far less than a conventional fire extinguisher and can operate for much longer. And best of all, there is NO residue left behind after use.
Environmentally friendly and can safely be stored for easy access in an emergency. The Fire Safety Stick will help you to contain a fire, preventing it from becoming a threat to life or property. In fact, for enclosed fires (eg. within a caravan) you can activate the Fire Safety Stick, leave it inside to extinguish the fire, as you get out to safety.
Unlike any other conventional extinguisher it needs no servicing, refilling, checks or maintenance and has no expiry date. No danger from pressurised containers which can explode or malfunction. Store the Fire Safety Stick in an easily accessible place. Strike the activator, point the nozzle at the base of the flames to smother the fire at its core.
Suitable for more fire types than other conventional extinguishers:
- Class A - Solid Materials: Plastic, Wood, Paper, Textiles
- Class B- Flammable Liquids: Petrol, Diesel, Oil, Paraffin
- Class C - Flammable Gases: Methane, Propane, Butane
- Class E - Electrical Fires: TVs, Computers, “White-Goods”
- Class F - Cooking Oils & Fats: eg. In the kitchen – frying
Why Fire Safety Stick?
The Fire Safety Stick is the very latest in Fire Extinguishing technology to become available to the UK market. Compare it to any other conventional fire extinguisher available. No other one can claim ALL these:
- LIGHT & COMPACT Small enough to keep in your glovebox (Just 170g, 25cm x 3cm for the 25 sec. FSS)
- Lasts LONGER to fight the fire - At least 25 seconds compared to just 12 seconds*
- Leaves NO MESS - No residue, no damage, totally non-toxic, environmentally friendly
- SAFE & EASY to use - Easy to activate, one handed use
- Long Expiry Date – No Maintenance - Requires no maintenance, service refilling or batteries
*Compared to a 3.5kg powder extinguisher
FIRE SAFETY STICK COMPARISON
Extinguishing A Car Engine Fire
How does the Fire Safety Stick it work?
The Fire Safety Stick (FSS) is a manual, portable fire extinguishing device. It uses a Potassium powder jet (a unique method among conventional fire extinguishers) that employs the vaporisation of the powder in the environment followed by the condensation of its extinguishing substance. It works by interrupting a fire’s chain of reaction (the “auto-catalyst” of the fire).
Fire Safety Stick is composed of stable, solid minerals; it does not contain gas and is not pressurised. The aerosol-like jet is only produced when the charger is struck with its base. The produced aerosol jet is free of thrust and is essentially an inert salt that emits gas already present in the atmosphere.
Here’s the chemistry behind it
This process allows the stick to extinguish all types of fires through saturation, while its slow bio-degradation in the environment, further prevents the likelihood of subsequent fires.
The extinguishing process involves two different reactions: one is physical and the other, chemical. The physical reaction relates to potassium’s tendency to oxidise rapidly in air. When in contact with air, alkaline salts consume great quantities of oxygen, thus depriving fires of oxygen. Then the chemical reaction is created through the stable link between potassium particles and the fire’s combustion particles.
Through the two reactions, a quick oxidation process takes place, immediately transforming the jet from a solid state into a gaseous state freeing the potassium particles. These atoms are able to intercept and interrupt any other free particles produced by the fire’s natural chain reaction combustion process.
Potassium has strong inhibitor qualities due to its weak ionization energies. The extinguishing agent being used is composed of Potassium Nitrate, organic oxidizer, and plasticizer resin.
When Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) discharges from the extinguisher it vaporizes in the environment followed by the condensation of its extinguishing substance. When it reacts (inside the body of the extinguisher) it breaks down and the aerosol that is formed is made up primarily of free radicals of Potassium K+, of Nitrogen N (an inert gas), and water vapour.
The aerosol that comes out of the unit reacts with the fire. Potassium radicals (K+) capture the Oxygen of the combustion thereby extinguishing it.
At the end of the extinguishing process the following is discharged to the atmosphere:
As a solid: particles of Potassium (that have reacted with the Oxygen of the fire) having a size between 3-4 microns. These particles are invisible at sight and heavier than air. They disperse in the atmosphere and tend to deposit on the ground in no appreciable amounts.
As a gas: As Nitrogen; an inert gas already present in the air we breathe at more or less 78%.
As water vapour (and lastly) extremely minimal toxic by-products that are a result of the combustion process.