What is ColdFire®?
ColdFire® is a rapid cooling fire extinguishing agent. The product is a combination of plant extracts and water and is environmentally friendly; UL listed Wetting Agent for Class A (wood and paper) and Class B (fuel and oil) fires, also works on Class D (metal) fires. ColdFire® has been listed by the Environmental Protection Agency under their SNAP Program Vender list as an acceptable alternative to Halon 1211 and 1301. ColdFire® is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and biodegradable.
How Does ColdFire® Work?
To understand how ColdFire® works, you must first understand the basic structure of fire. In order for a fire to be created, three components are necessary, fuel, oxygen, and heat. These three components form what is called a “Fire Triangle”. Most agents extinguish fires by breaking down one leg of the fire triangle to stop the flame propagation. ColdFire® works to break down and remove 2 components from the fire triangle, heat and fuel. ColdFire is considered to have 6 times the penetrating capability of water. This characteristic, coupled with its extraordinary capability to absorb heat, allows ColdFire® to penetrate a fire faster, absorb the heat, and bring the fuel source generating the fire under its flashpoint more quickly. ColdFire® also works to simultaneously encapsulate the fuel source of the fire. ColdFire® works to encapsulate the fuels vapors and begins to break down the molecular structure of the hydrocarbon fuel source extinguishing the fire and preventing re-ignition.