Fire Extinguishers, one of the best inventions ever made that saves many lives. It plays a vital role in the safety systems in both residential and commercial buildings. Since its inception, we are using it as the first line of defense against fire to prevent the damages that it causes. They are also placed in various vehicles.
Another device used to fight flames is the fire extinguishing ball – the one which we are going to talk about in today’s blog. They have been around for a long time now, but it has recently become popular in both homes and business across the world. Its compact size has a number of benefits.
What is the Fire Extinguisher Ball?
Back in the 19th Century, fire suppressants were infused in glass balls to fight fires. This design, unfortunately, fell out of fashion, and now it is making its comeback in the fire fighting industry.
The fire extinguisher balls that we see these days are not made up of glass, instead, they are constructed with a foam casing that is wrapped in PVC. This ball reacts to heat and flames quickly that causes the trigger to respond. Later dispersing the dry chemical powder locked inside.
This ball can be used both actively and passively to fight a fire. To actively fight a fire, one must throw this ball in the flames, where it will activate and spread the fire extinguisher material. To passively fight a fire, one must only install it in areas that are prone to fire.
Mono-Ammonium Phosphate is commonly used in these balls. This fire extinguishing material is non-toxic that helps to extinguish the flames of Class A, B, C, and E fires.
These balls are usually wrapped in bright colors that denote the use of balls and serves as a warning to those who may attempt to move the device.
How does the fire extinguisher ball work?
Since we know there are various models in the fire extinguisher ball, the basic working of various models is the same. They have a trigger strip on the outer layer of the ball which also works as a secure holding of the fire extinguisher material inside the PVC foam. When the activator or the trigger gets in contact with flames for more than a few seconds, the ball will burst open and disseminate a cloud of the fire extinguishing powder.
The range of this ball dispersing the fire extinguishing material is about 4-5 meters – it can usually put down a fire in this area. When the ball is activated or when it burst opens an audible warning sound helps people to get alert.
We spoke about the ball being used passively, here is how one can use it in 3 different ways.
- Flame detection: the ball gets activated when the flames are sensed by the trigger.
- Alarm: A loud noise alerts those who are in the vicinity.
- Fire Extinguisher: The dry chemical agent which is used in the ball reacts quickly and effectively to put down the fire.
Let us talk about the Benefits of using this ball
Fire Extinguisher Ball offers unique benefits & are usually used in concurrence with other more traditional fire extinguishers in order to provide additional protection & coverage in homes & office.
These fireballs are maintenance-free and typically have a shelf life of 5 years. One can be dependent on this ball for 5 years before replacing it. Traditional fire extinguisher cylinders need to be taken care of on yearly basis and it can become costly to maintain.
Not intended to replace but bring an alternative to the standard fire extinguisher. It is used to ensure additional protection and safety against flames. A fire extinguishing ball is reliable, effective, and provides worry-free protection around the clock. Consider including one or more in your household fire safety plan.
One such ball is the AFO fire extinguisher ball. Let us see a list of how it is beneficial to us.
- It is Fast & Effective
- Easy to use.
- Compact in size.
- Built-in alarm
- Environment friendly
- Human friendly
- 5 years shelf life
Apart from this, it is a “Make In India” product that uses 90% Mono-Ammonium Phosphate as the fire extinguishing material. Also, it is certified and approved by all the necessary authorities.
AFO – fire extinguisher ball comes in 3 different sizes covering a particular area.
A 1.5kg ball covers an area of 5.5 sq. ft. in 360o
3kg ball covers 12.12 area in 360o
5kg covers 16.16 area in 360o
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