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F500 Fire Suppression and Encapsulator Agent
Fluorine-Free | 100% Biodegradable | Non-Toxic | Non-Corrosive
The F500 Encapsulator Agent is the answer to many of today’s firefighting challenges. In a world where fires have become hotter and more difficult to extinguish, F-500EA's unique capabilities meet those challenges. F500 can greatly expand your hazard mitigation capabilities and offer many advantages over traditional foam and plain water.
1) F-500 EA has a remarkable ability to cool a fire and surrounding structures, with the ability to absorb 6-10 times more heat energy than plain water without the creation of super-heated steam.
2) F-500 EA forms Spherical Micelles or “chemical cocoons” that encapsulates fuels rendering them nonflammable and non-ignitable.
3) F-500 EA interrupts the free radical chain reaction of the fire tetrahedron. This interruption results in greater visibility, reduced smoke and soot and most importantly a drastic reduction in toxins.
One Agent for Many Applications
These unique properties make F-500 Encapsulator Agent
the most versatile firefighting agent available. With proven
effectiveness on all classes of fire, F500 will remove guess
work on scene and inventory requirements at the station.
Class A Fires
F-500 EA reduces the surface tension of the water allowing
for deep penetration into the pores of the fuel. F-500 EA’s
rapid cooling results in fast knockdown and excellent
Class B Fires - Nonpolar solvent
F-500 EA forms micelles around the hydrocarbon liquid and vapor molecules rendering them non-flammable. F-500 EA encapsulates, then cools the fuel so it cannot reignite.
Class B Fires - Polar solvent
F-500 EA can encapsulate both ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels rendering them non-flammable and nonignitable.
Class C Fires
F-500 EA is not recommended for general Class C fires, however, F-500EA was the only agent tested by ConEdison that can be used for direct assault of a live transformer, tested to 345,000 volts with acceptable current feedback to the nozzle.
Class D Metal Fires
Applying foam to combustible metals creates an explosive situation since the foam is applied with water which releases hydrogen and oxygen. F-500 EA molecules are hydrophyllic and attach themselves to water droplets. This prevents the droplets from evaporating and reduces the heat rapidly. With F-500 EA there is no violent reaction from the molten metal.
Lithium-Ion Battery Fires
How do lithium-ion battery fires start?
1) Short Circuiting - Lithium-ion batteries can become unstable and short circuit.
2) Trauma - Drops and damage can cause lithium-ion batteries to become unstable.
3) Overcharging - Overcharging lithium-ion batteries can cause them to overheat.
4) Overheating - Exposing lithium-ion batteries to high heat can lead to thermal runaway.
How do you put out lithium-ion battery fires?
1) Extinguish the flames and suppress the lithium-ion battery fire
2) Remove the heat and keep the battery cells cool in order to prevent reignition
3) Protect adjacent battery cells and stop thermal runaway
F-500 EA is backed by over a decade of third-party testing, including testing completed by KIWA Institute, a global specialist in testing, inspection and certification in the Netherlands, Fraunhofer Institute and TU Clausthal located in Germany. Testing overseen by HCT Europe points to one conclusion:
F-500 EA is the only agent on the market today proven to stop thermal runaway in its tracks, safely extinguishing lithium-ion battery fires and greatly reducing the risk of re-ignition.
Testing done at Clemson University has shown that a 3% solution of F-500 Encapsulator Agent will remove up to 98.6% of the toxins found in soot and smoke when compared to straight water. Encapsulation Technology interrupts the free radical chain reaction which increases visibility, reduces soot build-up, and decreases toxicity of the remaining soot and smoke. The graphic to the right shows some of the carcinogens that were removed.
Broadview Heights, OH | Vehicle Fire Test Burn (Magnesium Steering Column)
Oregon Fire Department (OH) | F500EA Car Fire Training Live Demo
Allegheny County, PA | Test Burn (Burn Back Resistance)
Class B (Polar Solvent) Fire - Total Encapsulation
F-500 Encapsulator Agent Highlight Video
F500 IN THE NEWS...
A massive tire fire broke out on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona in 1997. More than 1 million tires were burned before F500 was flown in from Georgia to save the day.
Source : Fremont News Messenger
Date: December 3, 2020
"A Margaretta Township Fire Department report estimated 500,000 gallons of water from multiple fill sites and 75 gallons of F-500 encapsulating agent, a chemical used in fire suppression, were used to contain the Ohio 101 fire."
Source : NBC News
Date: February 7, 2023
"...a large cloud escaped the building. Before they could retreat to safety, the space ignited, setting off a powerful explosion."
"The product, known as F-500 Encapsulator Agent, has shown in early tests to be effective at putting out the stubborn fires created by lithium-ion batteries."