FAQ - frequently asked questions


How does it work?
There are three elements a fire needs to ignite: heat, combustible material (e.g. fuel) and an oxidizing agent (usually oxygen).


Why are some fuels more combustible or fire hazardous than the others?

Easily flammable substance is such which gives off flammable vapour. When such vapour is mixed in air, i.e. with oxygen, a fast combustion reaction can take place.

Such materials are easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly.


Why is the wood harder to ignite than plastic material?

Certain materials or substances are more flammable than the others and as such they are more easily ignited, as explained above. They easily mix with air and form an ignitable mixture which feeds a fire.


What are the elements a fire needs to ignite?

Easily flammable substance is such that gives off vapour, which vapour is mixed in air, i.e. with oxygen. There are three ingredients needed to have fire: fuel (i. e. easily ignited substance) – oxygen – heat, and these are often referred to as a Fire Triangle.


What fire is the most easy to extinguish?

Logically, it is most easy to put out a small fire since a small fire produces far less heat that needs to be cooled, and lowering of the temperature is a prerequisite to putting out a fire completely.


What are the major concerns related to the issue of dousing the flames?

Sometimes it happens that people do not notice a fire in its initial stages, with the first minutes being often decisive. Before people realize there is a problem, the flames may grow into a full grown fire that would block all the escape routes, or the people may suffocate from the smoke produced in a fire. Smoke per se poses a real danger since it can kill even faster than the fire itself. To this end, it is inevitable to have a fire fighting device at one’s disposal, which could be used to put out the fire completely or at least to create an escape route for the endangered persons.


What are the most serious shortcomings of various fire fighting systems?

What is often viewed as a common problem is inadequate maintenance of a fire fighting equipment. Generally, such equipment needs checks and cleaning (this applies mainly to the self actuated fire extinguishing systems – dispersers) and occasional tests of operationability to prevent a risk of a reduced dispersion of a fire-extinguishing agent or water. Tubes and pipes supplying water or a chemical agent may silt up and get clogged, pressure in dispersers of chemical powder-based fire extinguisher may fall and the chemical silts, which may result in the equipment being clogged when urgently needed. Often it takes some time before the fire fighting crew gets to the site where the fire had broken out and meanwhile the fire spreads rapidly, inflicting heavy human and material losses.


How to eliminate accidental fire worries?

Get your home and working place equipped with the Elide Fire Balls. The fire fighting device ELIDE FIRE is fully automatic, there are no pins to remove, no triggers to depress, and no experience is necessary. Upon being self activated, the explosive device breaks the containment vessel and the fire fighting chemical agents is evenly dispersed in all directions.


It is to be installed in close vicinity of materials posing a fire risk or near electric circuits. Once the Fireball comes in direct contact with flame or fire, it will explode. The noise is a warning signal of a fire breaking out. You may either check whether the fire was completely put out or you may decide to get to a safe place in case the fire has not yet been extinguished. The Fire Ball may be also used to create an escape route from fire.


What to do in the case of fire spreading through the ceiling or any other higher situated place?

The Fireball is to be installed in close vicinity of places that pose a fire risk. That is the best safety measure to be taken, since ELIDE FIRE is efficient enough to douse flames wherever the fire breaks out.


Does the chemical extinguishing agent used in Elide Fire Ball pose any hazard?

No! It is absolutely safe for people, for pets, for things and the environment. Our product has been granted a safety certificate in Germany and is environment friendly. Our product is environment friendly and does not pose any hazard! All natural and non-toxic dry powder FUREX 770 is ecologically clean.


Can the sound made by an activated fire extinguishing device Elide Fire damage hearing?

The noise is created by a Fire Ball when a containment vessel gets broken. Intensity of noise is approximately 140 dB and less and as such it still complies with the universal hearing protection standards in force. It can be concluded that up to one hundred “detonations” of a Fire Ball within one day shall not result in permanent hearing loss.


Is it possible to apply Elide Fire Ball to contain a huge fire caused by oil fuel?

This is not recommended since the detonation may be followed by dispersion of oil or flammable liquids. Provided, however, that the flammable liquid is contained in a small area and the Fire Ball is activated in a manner preventing dispersion of the liquid or preventing immersion of the Fire Ball into the liquid, than and in that event the Fire Ball may be effectively applied to extinguish the fire. In such a situation one needs to bear in mind that the aim is to get the fire –fighting chemical powder dispersed, not to make the flames grow. To this end it is strongly recommended that the Fire Ball be detonated above the flames instead of the explosion taking place in the epicenter of the fire.


Why should we need or use Elide Fire Ball when there are many other fire extinguishing devices and systems?

Elide Fire Ball can be applied to contain and extinguish most of the fires in a much more simple and natural manner than the other fire extinguishing devices and systems. If you get to the Elide Fire Ball before the flames reach the device all you have to do is to throw the Fire Ball into the fire and step back. There is no experience needed on part of potential users of Elide Fire Ball and there is no capability required to react swiftly under stress.