Hazard Control Technologies

Hazard Control Technologies (HCT) is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for fire departments, fire brigades and industry leaders through Encapsulator Technology. Our chemical agents, mobile equipment and enigneered systems make mitigating today’s hazards safer, more efficient and cost effective, including Fire Suppression, Spill Control, Tank Degassing + Cleaning, Soil Washing and Bioremediation.


 

 

 

 

What is an Encapsulator Agent?

A type of water additive whose basic building blocks are Spherical Micelles. These Spherical Micelles are capable of encapsulating carbon molecules, both polar and non-polar, as well as hydrocarbon liquid or vapor molecules. An Encapsulator Agent (EA) separates the fuel from the oxygen on a chemical/molecular level.

Encapsulator Agents possess unique features that set them apart from other agents on the market today.

 

An Encapsulator Agent’s unique ability to encapsulate polar and non-polar fuels, drastically reducing the risk of re-ignition, provides unprecedented burn back resistance. This is referenced in NFPA 18A, Section 7.7, Spherical Micelle Stability Test.

Encapsulator Agent droplets create a thermal circuit, forming an outer layer of agent “skin” on each droplet. This drives heat into the internal portion of the droplet where fuel is cooled rapidly without the generation of scalding steam.

In addition to encapsulating fuels, Encapsulator Agents also encapsulate harmful carbons and hydrocarbons, absorbing free radical energy and improving air quality and visibility in the process. Encapsulator Agents halt the production of carcinogens, showing a drastic decrease in cancer-causing toxins in soot and smoke.

Encapsulator Agents are fluorine free, biodegradable and noncorrosive. As the global PFOA/PFAS crisis comes to a head, the world is seeking an eco-friendly solution capable of extinguishing a large variety of fires without the use of harmful chemicals.


 

 
“Water additives based on spherical micelle technology (Encapsulator Agents) conforming to Section 7.7 have been tested extensively by independent third-party testing organizations, including Kiwa, Dekra, Daimler, Dutech, Bosch, Fraunhofer University and TU Clausthal.
 
This testing has been controlled, scientific and highly instrumented, documenting fire suppression, control and elimination of thermal runaway and encapsulation of both flammable electrolyte and other explosive off-gases, rendering them nonexplosive. Encapsulator Technology reduces the toxicity of HF gas exposure to humans.”