Fire Knockdown In A Can
The Stat-X First Responder is a handheld unit with a pull actuator. It is designed to be thrown into rooms with active fires and provide immediate fire suppression. It buys time for hose set-up, stops flashover, and can provide an emergency escape route through a wall of flames.
The Stat-X First Responder can slow a fire long enough to allow fire departments to arrive. It is also an exceptional tool for energy companies for use in
- manhole fires
- underground vaults
- boiler rooms
- machine/engine rooms
- command centers
- electrical rooms
Stat-X First Responder Features:
- Provides fire “knockdown” and rapid suppression in enclosed spaces
- Environmentally friendly — No ozone depletion or global warming potential
- Safe for industrial firefighters and occupants trapped by fire
- No oxygen depletion — works by interference with free radicals at low concentrations
- Provides a reliable, cost effective fire protection tool for a wide range of fire conditions
- Small, compact, and easily portable to point of attack
“My department received three of the Stat-X First Responders® units as a demo from our local dealer. On June 30, 2012 I arrived first on scene to a closet fire. Since our first due engine was not on scene yet I tossed the Stat-X into the closet that started to have flames rolling out of it over my head. As soon as I tossed it in I closed the door and held it while I listened to the Stat-X discharge. Once I heard it finish discharging, I peeked inside quickly and noticed the fire was extinguished. The engine arrived shortly after and we overhauled the room as needed. This product worked like a charm and damage to the house was minimal.”Roger Thorpe
New Paltz Fire Department
New Paltz, NY
Examples of Stat-X Use in the Energy Industry
A Fire erupts in a manhole with worker stuck in the manhole and either incapacitated or unable to escape though the flames. Co-worker immediately deploys First Responder and tosses it into the manhole away from the trapped worker. Stat-X suppresses and extinguishes the fire, leaving more time for egress or power shutdown.
Fire Erupts in an underground transformer, or any below grade enclosed space fire. Workers twist and pull the Stat-X ring, toss it into the fire area. Deploy another as necessary to suppress/extinguish the fire reducing damage and downtime.
How to Suppress a Fire With Stat-X In the event of a fire:
- Activate the Stat-X First Responder units by removing the safety clip and pulling the ring pin.
- Throw the unit near the fire where it will actuate following a 5 second delay.
How the Stat-X Works
After activation the First Responder produces an ultra-fine, potassium-based aerosol that provides extremely fast knockdown and rapid suppression of fires. Fire is suppressed when the ultra-fine aerosol particulates interfere with the flame’s free radicals, terminating propagation of the fire.
The Stat-X aerosol is significantly more effective than other aerosols alternatives because it does not reduce the oxygen levels. The agent will hang in suspension after delivery providing ongoing suppression capabilities.