Fire Classes

There are five different classes of fires: Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, and Class K Fires. Each type has unique challenges and requirements for effective fire suppression, so it’s important to respond appropriately to protect lives and minimize property damage.

SUPERIOR PROTECTION WITH ENCAPSULATOR TECHNOLOGY

Encapsulator Agents can
effectively extinguish blazes
containing mixed materials

AC 150/5210-6E

Aviation hazards are growing more complex every year. Ensuring the safety of passengers is top of mind as contemporary synthetic materials capable of emitting explosive, toxic, and flammable gases become commonplace. Flight teams need a fluorine-free fire suppression system capable of handling today’s high hazards, providing peace of mind for the general public, employees, and first responders.

Encapsulator Technology is an innovative aircraft fire extinguisher offering advanced fire protection against multi-class and three-dimensional hazards in ways that fluorine-free foam and plain water cannot. Experience F-500 EA – a revolutionary fire suppression agent. 

Understanding

Fire Classifications

Class A Fire

Class A

Wood, Paper, Cloth, Rubber, Dust, Etc.

0.5% – 1% F-500 EA®

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Class B Fire

Class B (2D)

Flammable Liquids – Ethanol, Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Oils, Etc.

3% F-500 EA®

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Class B Fire

Class B (3D)

Transformers, UnderTurbine Lube Oils, Racks, Distillation Column, Aircraft Turbines.

3% F-500 EA®

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Class C Fire

Energized Environments

Energized Electrical Equipment – Transformers, Solar Panels, Etc.

3% F-500 EA®

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Class D Fire

Class D

Magnesium, Titanium, Aluminum, Etc.

3% F-500 EA®

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Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion Batteries

Energy Storage Systems (ESS), EVs, E-bikes, Etc.

3% F-500 EA®

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F-500 EA: UNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCE ON VARIOUS FIRE CLASSES

F-500 Encapsulator Agent is the answer to today’s growing fire hazards. By working on all four components of the fire tetrahedron simultaneously, we provide superior protection against Class A, Class B, Energized Environments, Class D, and Lithium-ion Battery fires. 

 

Aircraft Fire Extinguisher
Class A Fire

Class A Fire

Today’s most common fires contain a variety
of ordinary combustible materials. When rubber tires burn,
they emit smoke that contains cyanide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, benzene, styrene, and 1,3-butadiene. Our F-500 EA® extinguishing agent can rapidly extinguish these fires while reducing the concentration of carcinogenic toxins at the nozzle.

Aircrafts
Airports
Car Parks

 

Class B Fire

Class B Fire (2D)

Class B extinguishers are used on combustible liquids such as gasoline and ethanol. Fuel spills can complicate roadside incidents, machinery leaks, and many more modern emergencies. Where non-fluorinated foams may take several applications to form a reliable blanket, F-500 EA® encapsulates the fuel source instantly.

Aircraft Fire Extinguisher
Aircrafts
Airports
Car Parks

 

Aircraft Fire Extinguisher
Class B Fire

Class B Fire (3D)

A single transformer fire could be detrimental to the local power grid if given the opportunity to spread. While non-fluorinated foams are incapable of mitigating these complex fire hazards (NFPA 11), F-500 EA® can efficiently extinguish a three-dimensional fire such as one in a transformer. It cools the metal part and encapsulates the ignited oil, making it non-combustible. 

Aircrafts
Airports
Car Parks

 

Class C Fire

Energized Environments

The utilization of solar and electric power sources for residential and commercial energy continues to jump. According to Suggested Operating Guidelines (SOGs) published by FDNY, F-500 EA® is a versatile solution for fire departments and professionals with proven effectiveness in energized environments up to 345 KV.

Aircraft Fire Extinguisher
Aircrafts
Airports
Car Parks

 

Aircraft Fire Extinguisher
Class D Fire

Class D Fire

Contemporary vehicles contain countless lightweight magnesium and titanium parts. Facilities responsible for processing these combustible metals are at an increased risk.
F-500 EA® mitigates these hot burning metal fires reaching 2,000-4,000°F or more without generating an explosive reaction.

Aircrafts
Airports
Car Parks

 

Lithium-ion Batteries

Lithium-ion Batteries

Energy Storage Systems (ESS), Hybrids, EVs,
and Personal Electronics are now essential components of our daily lives. According to FDNY, structure fires involving eMobility devices were the leading cause of NYC’s fire-related deaths in 2023. Over 15 years of third-party testing points to one solution → F-500 EA®.

Aircraft Fire Extinguisher
Aircrafts
Airports
Car Parks
According to the FAA, approximately
70% of their recorded lithium ion battery fires
are passenger related

Renowned organizations like Bosch, General Motors, Tesla, and more are benefiting from the peace of mind provided by the world’s most versatile lithium-ion battery fire extinguisher: F-500 EA. Encapsulator Technology effectively mitigates lithium-ion battery fires on three levels – flammability, explosivity, and toxicity. 

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MODERN FIRE HAZARDS

For industries where fire safety and response time are critical, having a suppression system that can address the different classifications of fires with efficiency is essential. At Hazard Control Technologies, we adhere to the highest safety and quality standards, offering products that rapidly encapsulate fuel and halt further flame spread.

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