The use of a potassium powder jet – an unique method among fire extinguishers – involves the vaporization of the powder in the environment
followed by the condensation of its extinguishing substance. The product works by interrupting a fire’s chain of reaction (the “auto-catalyst” of the fire). The device is composed of stable, solid minerals; it does not contain gas and is not pressurized. The aerosol-like jet is only produced when the charger is stricken with its base. The produced aerosol jet is essentially an inert salt that emits gas already present in the atmosphere.
This process allows Fire Stryker to extinguish all types of fires through saturation. Its slow biodegradation in the environment furthers the prevention 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 oxidize rapidly in air. When it comes into contact with air, alkaline salts consume great quantities of oxygen, thus depriving fires of oxygen. The chemical reaction is created through the stable link between potassium particles and the fire’s combustion particles.
Through these two reactions, a quick oxidation process takes place, immediately transforming the jet from a solid state into a gaseous state which frees the potassium particles. These atoms are able to intercept and interrupt any other free particles produced by the fire’s chain reaction combustion process. Potassium has strong inhibitor qualities, due to its weak ionisation energies.
Fire Stryker's potential impact on the environment and on users:
• ODP Ozone Depletion Potential = zero
• GWP Global Warming Potential = zero
• ATL Atmospheric Life Time = zero
• Electric conductibility: none
• Activation time: Immediate
• Electrostatic discharge: none
• Usability temperature: from -140º F to +320º F
• Usability humidity: up to 98% U.R.
• Granulometry: from 2 to 4 microns
• Corrosiveness: none
• Steam: none
• Thermal shock: none
• Residue after use: negligible
• Not dangerous to human health
• Does not produce any “organic accumulation”
• Environmentally safe
• Lifetime guarantee
• The device is not pressurised
• The device does not need to be tested
• The device is not considered hazardous material
• The device does not need maintenance