| Cold Fire®
Hand held Fire Extinguishers
Please be sure to
read our technical information about hand held fire extinguishers so that you
will understand why we do not recommend, nor carry, ordinary dry chemical fire
extinguishers (click here to read).
this page contains a great deal of information. The
price/ordering table is at the bottom of this page.
Cold Fire® testing performed by RV Safety Systems:
The photo above were taken
at a test session I held at a local fire training facility. The testing
was done on January 28, 2004 at the Platte Canyon Fire Protection District
(Bailey CO) fire training center. The test shown was done with three large
car tires in a container with a mixture of diesel and gasoline. The fuel
was allowed to start the tires on fire. The tire fire was allowed to burn
for approximately one minute to make sure the tires were fully involved. A
2.5 gallon hand-held fire extinguisher (described below) charged with Cold Fire
was used to extinguish the fire. The tires and fuel were extinguished
within seconds. The fuel and tires were then reignited and allowed to
again become fully involved. Using the same extinguisher (with no
recharging) the tire/fuel fire was again extinguished. This was repeated a
third time - again using the same extinguisher with out any recharging.
Three large tire fires extinguished with one 2.5 gallon
Cold Fire fire extinguisher!
I have followed the Cold
Fire technology for over 15 years as it gained acceptance (and became the
dominant fire suppression system) in NHRA drag racing. I have witnessed,
first hand, its unbelievable fire suppression capability. Drag racing
fires often involve large amount of nitromethane fuel and motor oil and
the result is a horrendous fire. As soon as the fire bottles are released,
the fires are generally extinguished within a few seconds. Having
witnessed the racing fire fighting capabilities, I was still a bit surprised
when I did the tire fire test!
General Cold Fire®
We are proud to be an authorized Cold Fire
Cold Fire® gets its name from its extraordinary ability to
remove HEAT from any object in which it comes in contact. The suppressants in
Cold Fire® act as encapsulators that use water as a catalyst to remove heat and
work to encapsulate the fuel source from a fire.
Why Use Cold Fire®?
- UL Listed Wetting Agent for Class A & B Fires
- EPA-SNAP Listed
- Considered an acceptable subsitute to toxic foams and
- Non-Corrosive-product can be dumped directly into
- No need to flush out lines
- Prevents Reignition When Properly Applied
- Reduces Density of Hydrocarbon Smoke
- No Messy Clean Up
- Indefinite Shelf Life
Industries Which Use Cold Fire®:
- Federal, State, City & Local FIre, EMS, and Police
- Military/Governmental Entities
- Port Authorities
- Aviation & Marine Industry
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Trade Industry - Plumbing, Welding, Roofing
- Motorized Racing Industry
- Correctional Facilities
- Paper & Textile Industry
- Mining Industry
- Oil Refineries / Petrochemical
- Steel Industry
COLD FIRE® FREEZE-PROOF MIXTURE:
Cold Fire is a superior fire suppression material, but it
is a water based solution. As such, it can freeze when exposed to low
temperatures. However, by adding potassium acetate to the
solution, the freezing point can be reduced to as low as -76 degrees F (50%
solution by weight). A 35% solution will reduce the freezing point to -22
degrees F. Potassium acetate is generally sold as a dry powder.
Cold Fire is available in a premixed solution
with a -50 degree protection. They use potassium acetate.
It is available in 5 gallon containers but it is very expensive
The 50% solution means that the solution is equal parts of
PA (dry powder) and water by weight. Using weight to determine solutions
(as opposed to volume) can be a bit confusing since the PA adds to the volume of
the water. The following will simplify making the solution:
Potassium acetate is classified as "non-hazardous"
according to MSDS information. It is widely used as a spray for airport
runways to prevent freezing. On the opposite side of the scale, it is
sometimes used as a component for IVs in hospitals when patients need added
potassium. PA can be found at some large chemical distributors.
Unfortunately, they sell it in rather large bulk containers
Kidde markets a freeze proof additive for the
2.5 gallon extinguisher. The part number is AX506. It is
a mixture of potassium acetate and potassium carbonate. Cold
Fire has not tested this material with the Cold Fire
Portable Fire Extinguishers:
Our high performance handheld extinguishers are
easily charged by the owner using shop air. They are grouped by the charge
pressure. Each extinguisher is made of the stainless steel for long life.
Each extinguisher comes with one 32 OZ bottle of Cold Fire®
1.5 and 2.5 Gallon extinguishers. These units
have a large volume with the capability of extinguishing very significant fires.
They should be charged to 125 PSI. You can download instructions on
charging of these units here.
1.5 Gallon: 7 inch diameter, 19 inches tall
2.5 Gallon: 7 inch diameter, 24.5 inches tall
1- to 4-Liter extinguishers. These units have
less volume than the 1.5 and 2.5 gallon extinguishers, but because they are
charged to 175 PSI, coupled with the extreme fire suppression capacity of Cold
Fire®, they have
great capability for fighting many fires that the RV owner might encounter. They
are far superior to dry chemical extinguishers and don't leave any of the mess,
or cause corrosion problems. Their compact size makes
them ideal for most RV applications. You can download instructions
on charging of these units here.
These units have a rather large conical spray
pattern. That makes excellent units for inside the house or
coach. We have one in the bedroom of the coach. Our
escape plan is to use that extinguisher to spray our way out of the
coach in the event of a fire inside the coach when we are in bed.
1 Liter: 3.5 inch diameter, 13.5 inches tall
2 Liter: 4.5 inches diameter, 15.5 inches tall
3 Liter: 5.0 inches diameter, 18.5 inches tall
4 Liter: 5.5 inches diameter, 19.5 inches tall
Bracket for the 1- to 4- Liter handheld extinguishers
32 oz. Concentrate of Cold Fire®
Application: Easy-to-use bottle to re-fill 1.5 and 2.5 gallon
5 gallon containers of Cold Fire®
We carry the large containers of concentrate for use by race car teams or race
|1 1/2 Gal. Extinguisher
|2 1/2 Gal. Extinguisher
|1 Liter Extinguisher
|2 Liter Extinguisher
|3 Liter Extinguisher
|4 Liter Extinguisher
|Bracket for 1 Liter Extinguisher
|Bracket for 2 Liter Extinguisher
|Bracket for 3 Liter Extinguisher
|Bracket for 4 Liter Extinguisher
|32 oz. concentrate
|5 Gallon container of Cold Fire® Concentrate