The Element E50 Professional fire extinguisher is revolutionizing how RV'ers, boat owners, car enthusiast and homeowners easily and safely extinguish fires. Element uses technology, created for the space program, that fights fires on the molecular level. By chemically interrupting the chain of combustion, Element safely and effectively puts out fires without the mess, toxicity, or danger associated with a traditional extinguisher.
- 50 SECOND DISCHARGE TIME
- More than 4X the fire fighting time of a 5lb fire extinguisher
- Starts up FAST
- Gives you more fire fighting time when every second counts
- ZERO PRESSURE DISCHARGE
- Creates no thrust that can otherwise spread oil & liquid fires
- One-handed operation
- No thrust discharge makes maneuvering easy
- Light & easy to carry to a fire
- SAFE & MAINTENANCE FREE
- Solid construction has no moving parts or compressed gas to ever service
- Element never expires (no shelf life)
- Will not freeze. Works in all temperatures (-140F to +320F)
- FIGHTS ALL MAJOR FIRE CLASSES
- Wood, Coal & Trash
- Flammable Liquids & Gases
- Cooking Oil & Grease
- LEAVES NO RESIDUE.
- Non-toxic, non-corrosive & environmentally friendly
- Totally clean agent leaves no mess to clean up
- Non-toxic discharge will not remove breathing oxygen in confined spaces
- Eco-Friendly, Child & Pet safe
- LIGHTWEIGHT & EASY TO USE
- 80% smaller & 10x lighter than a traditional small extinguisher
- Lightweight makes handling and use much easier
- Compact size fits almost anywhere
- Fire Fighting Agent: Potassium Nitrate Based
- Includes: (1) Element E50 fire extinguisher & (1) mounting clip
- Dimension: 11.75" tall x 1.2" diameter
- Weight: .6 lbs
- NOTE: Currently Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is responsible for the certification of fire extinguishers. UL does their testing to a standard that contains a form (physical shape) component followed by a performance component. Because Element's form does not fit inside of UL's guidelines of what a traditional fire extinguisher looks like (i.e. compressed gas cylinder with a hose and measurement gauge) it is immediately passed over for performance testing. At present UL is being campaigned to update its standards to recognize the different form offered by Element and allow it an opportunity to be tested and certified. Until the standards are updated Element cannot be used to substitute extinguishers in regulated environments that require a UL (or UL endorsed) certification, this includes RV's & boats. Element can, however, be freely used as a supplement to the extinguishers used where regulation exists.
There are no restrictions in non-regulated environments (car, home, personal garage, etc.) allowing Element to be used freely.
Element E50 Professional Fire Extinguisher
HOW TO APPROACH A FIRE WITH AN ELEMENT E50 FIRE EXTINGUISHER?
Unlike a dry chemical extinguisher that combats fire by depositing a large amount of solid powder on the fire, an Element extinguisher fights a fire by releasing Potassium Nitrate gas. This gas attaches itself to the oxygen surrounding the fire robbing its ability to stick to the chain of combustion (without affecting ones ability to breath that oxygen).
The goal is to use the gas coming out the Element E50 extinguisher to create a ‘cloud of containment’ around a fire. Creating a cloud that prevents any outside and un-attached oxygen from getting to the fire is essential and is the same strategy that should also be used with a Halon/Halotron or CO2 extinguisher.
The two worst things you can do when fighting a fire with a gas extinguisher is to be too close or to rush the process. Being very close to a fire means that a cloud cannot be formed blocking any new oxygen that will continue to feed the flame. This is particularly problematic in an isolated pan situation where being too close will only chase the flames around. Rushing the process by moving the extinguisher around a lot also prevents a cloud from being formed and diminishes the performance of the extinguisher.
The best technique is to take advantage of the long discharge time offered by the Element extinguisher and to approach a fire from a moderate distance progressively getting closer to its source. During the approach, move the extinguisher slowly around the fire always directing towards the center. This will contain the fire and allow the gas the ability to work.
Tight areas with lots of pockets (like the engine bay of a car) brings out the strengths of the Element extinguisher as the gas, which is heavier than air, will fill all the voids not directly accessible; both putting out a fire and preventing a re-flash.