Have you ever imagined what might happen if a fire broke out on your boat while you were sleeping? While we presume you have the required number of Coast Guard authorized portable fire extinguishers on board, what if you don't wake up in time to use one? Fortunately, the Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball, a new and unique form of fire extinguishing equipment, has reached the market. The ease of installation and design of this gadget, which allows for passive or active use, set it apart. As a result, we think this product would be a fantastic addition to your boat's portable Coast Guard-approved fire extinguishers or fixed mount system.
Active vs. Passive Use
The ELIDE FIRE BALL is a passive device that is installed in situations where there is a risk of fire. Above electrical outlets, over a cooking range, behind an electrical panel, or in an engine room are all common instances on a yacht. The ELIDE FIRE BALL can be tossed into a fire when used vigorously. This gives the ELIDE FIRE BALL an edge over typical portable fire extinguishers, which require users to approach a fire before using an extinguisher. Due to the intensity of the fire, this is not always practicable.
What Are Elide Fire Balls and How Do They Work?
The way Elide Fire Balls work distinguishes them unique from traditional handheld and fixed-mount fire extinguishers. The ELIDE FIRE BALL's polystyrene shell protects non-toxic, environmentally beneficial monoamonium phosphate, a dry chemical fire retardant. When an ELIDE FIRE BALL comes into touch with a fire's flame, it activates and disperses the dry chemical with a benign explosion, extinguishing the flames surrounding it. Direct contact with a flame is required for activation. Heat alone is insufficient for activation. It is important to note that when the ELIDE FIRE BALL detonates and discharges the dry chemical, the explosion poses no threat to anyone close.
What kinds of fires can Elide Fire Balls put out?
Elide Fire Balls include a dry chemical fire suppressant that extinguishes fires rated Type A (Trash, wood, paper), Type B (Liquids and gases), and Type C (Energized electrical sources).
Where should Elide Fire Balls be mounted?
Red EFBs are meant for any dry location like a salon or master stateroom. Blue EFBs are designed for placement in areas that can get damp like a bilge, hanging locker, or engine bay. Mounting couldn’t be easier. Simply install the basket-style holder above any location where a fire might conceivably occur. Possible locations include above electrical outlets, over the galley range, behind electrical panels or in an engine room.
Elide Fire Balls provide how much coverage?
The four-inch balls, regardless of hue, cover 19 square feet. Choose the six-inch ball for more coverage, which covers up to 60 square feet with a maximum dispersion radius of four and a half feet.
Is it necessary to refill or service Elide Fire Balls?
Elide Fire Balls do not require any maintenance or service because they are not pressurized. Elide Fire, USA offers a five-year warranty on each ball, with a usable life of nearly seven years. The Blue all-weather ELIDE FIRE BALL comes with a three-year guarantee and a five-year usable life.
Are Elide Fire Balls approved by the USCG or other government authorities in the United States?
No. The goods of Elide Fire USA are currently uncertified by US regulators. Elide Fire has won numerous honors throughout the world and has been certified in a number of nations. Elide is working to get USCG certification for their goods as soon as possible.