Mineral-based fire suppression agent for metal fires and Lithium-ion batteries
Firechief PyroFlow is a new and environmentally friendly suppression agent made from expanded glass granulate. It can be used for preventative fire protection and fire fighting where Lithium-ion batteries are present. The small, lightweight spheres consist of foamed recycled glass containing tiny internal pores, forming a partially closed cell structure. Since the granulate is 100 % mineral based, it is non-combustible.
How does Firechief PyroFlow work?
By using Firechief PyroFlow as a packaging media, in the event of a battery fire Firechief PyroFlow melts to form glass, caused by the high temperatures as released by such an incident. In the process, the granules absorb a lot of heat as they melt, thus cooling the fire, and at the same time forming an impermeable shell around the fire load encapsulating it from further reaction.