Stat-X Aerosol Fire Suppression
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Stat-X® fire suppression is an advanced aerosol technology that protects enclosed special hazards. Aerosols are an effective new alternative to traditional special hazard fire protection.
Consider Stat-X aerosol fire suppression when evaluating the use of halon substitutes, CO2, inert gas, dry chemical, or water mist. Stat-X fire suppression is an approved halon replacement and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) alternative and is currently used worldwide in many critical applications.
Stat-X First Responder® Aerosol Fire Suppressant
Small, light handheld unit with pull actuator designed to be tossed into an enclosed space with an active fire to provide immediate fire suppression.
Stat-X® Fixed System for Electrical Units
Electrical fixed systems are electrically actuated and range in size from units containing 30 grams up to 2,500 grams. Tied to conventional fire detection systems and releasing panel.
Stat-X® Fixed System for Thermal Units
Fixed system thermal generators are standalone units incorporating detection mechanism and eliminates the need for separate detection and releasing controls.
How Stat-X Works
Stat-X devices are termed condensed aerosol agent generators because they generate an ultra-fine suspension of highly ionized potassium firefighting particles upon actuation. The key elements in the generation process are:
- Device is sealed and stable until actuated
- Actuator at top energizes proprietary compound, creating aerosol agent by exothermic oxidation
- Build-up of ultra-fine particles and nitrogen gas breaks membrane seal and exits through ports
- Discharge fills protected area with a soft suspension of Stat-X agent without “super-pressurizing” space
- Potassium ions combine with fragments of combustion, inhibiting the fire chain reaction
- Agent particles also absorb heat from the fire and form inert gases upon decomposition
- Minute Stat-X agent particles (≤2 µm) remain in suspension afterwards, helping check re-ignition
- Post-fire area can be easily vented, with no harmful byproducts generated
The superior effectiveness of condensed aerosols is due to a unique set of characteristics unmatched by other special hazard agents. This is why it is by far the most efficient fire suppression agent by weight.
Who uses Stat-X?
Safety professionals who need effective and economical special hazard fire protection, Stat-X aerosol technology delivers up to 35% savings in equipment and lifecycle costs compared to traditional systems.
Fire responders use Stat-X First Responder® as a suppressor tool. It contains and suppresses small fires in an enclosed space before it becomes unmanageable and requires water which increases damage and cost of recovery.
SWAT, military or special ops can use Stat-X for immediate fire suppression for entry or to suppress fire while awaiting first responders.
When would Stat-X be used?
Energy Company Employee
Scenario A: The worst case – 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 Stat-X First Responder and tosses it into the manhole away from the trapped worker. It will suppress/extinguish the fire, buying valuable time for evacuation or power shutdown.
Scenario B: Underground transformer fire, or any below grade enclosed space fire. Just twist and pull the ring, toss Stat-X First Responder in. It will suppress/extinguish the fire, buying valuable time for evacuation or power shutdown.
Scenario A: Firefighter arrives at the scene of an early stage fire. After evacuating people and before additional resources arrive at the scene, toss a Stat-X First Responder into the rooms which are involved with the fire. This will buy time for further rescue and for firefighters to lay hose.
Scenario B: Firefighters are concerned about potential flashover from a fire down a hall and water isn’t available yet. Toss a Stat-X First Responder ahead of the firefighters to eliminate many of the contributing factors of a flashover.
Scenario C: A firefighter is trapped or can’t get to a victim due to an intense area of fire. Toss a Stat-X First Responder into the flame area for immediate fire suppression.
Scenario A: Police arrive at a vehicle fire as a result of an accident. There are occupants trapped in the burning vehicle and the fire department has not yet arrived. Break a window, toss the Stat-X First Responder into the vehicle to knock down the fire and remove the occupants.
Scenario B: SWAT arrives on site and must deploy “flash bangers” into an area to stun criminals. These flash bangers often ignite combustibles. Toss a Stat-X First Responder into the flame area for immediate fire suppression for entry or to suppress fire while awaiting the arrival of the fire department.
Scenario C: Police arrive on the site of a structure (house) fire, in advance of the fire department. Occupants can be seen or heard in the fire area. Deploy the Stat-X First Responder to possibly attempt rescue, or at least suppress and hold the fire in check until the fire department arrives.
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