What is AFO Fire Extinguisher ball?
The AFO Fire Extinguishing Ball is a new and innovative concept in firefighting. It is effectively a dry chemical powder based fire extinguisher that excels at spot protection but can be used equally effectively against fires generally. It is highly portable, stable and operates within about 3 – 10 seconds. It requires NO training, is light and easily carried and is highly effective.
What does it do?
When the ball comes in contact with flame, the ball will detonate within a few seconds & extinguish the fire.
What area does it cover?
Up to 9 sqm.
What fire types or classes?
The AFO can be used on 5 classes of fire which are A, B, C, E and F.
Fire Extinguishing Classifications
Class A – Wood, paper, textiles, plastic, rubber
Class B – Flammable liquids, fuels or paints
Class C – Combustible gases or gas fires
Class E – Energised electrical equipment
Class F – Cooking oils and fats
Where is it made?
AFO is made in INDIA , In Haryana. Its a MAKE IN INDIA product.
Who is using it?
Firefighting departments internationally, emergency services, construction companies, printing companies, hospitals , computer and server rooms, farmers, engine rooms, transport companies ,self-storage companies, hotels, restaurants , high rise buildings, universities , car parks, business and home owners, mines and international state owned enterprises.
Are the components of the product toxic?
No, the contents of the ball is mono ammonium phosphate (Non Hazardous) which is safe for humans and the environment. It is bio degradable and the powder can be disposed of after use.
Is there training required?
No special training is required to use it.
Spot protection and ignition point?
Although the AFO can put out quite large fires it excels if mounted as close as possible to where a fire is most likely to start & smothers the flame before it gets a chance to spread.
Life of the product?
If all principles on safe usage, instructions of use and proper installation of the the fire ball is maintained, the WARRANTY period of the usage of the product is at least 5 years.
Is there any servicing required?
It is a no maintenance product.
What happens after 5 years?
The product remains stable but loses a percentage of its effectiveness.
Does it work?
Yes, it’s the safest, fastest & simplest way to extinguish a fire as it attacks all 3 components of the fire.
QUALITY OF AFO?
The AFO provides 24/7 fire protection without having to have anybody present at the time of ignition. It acts as a “Silent Guard”. When used manually it can be thrown or rolled from a safe distance away from the heat and the fire because of the lightweight, size & simplicity.
CAN IT BE USED INDOOR OR OUTDOOR?
It can be used indoor or outdoor, but should be kept indoor only as it is water resistant and cannot be exposed to excessive amounts of water as it may penetrate the outer PVC coating decreasing its efficiency.
How do you use it?
It’s ideally used when its mounted on the walls with the stand that comes with it or rolled or thrown into the fire..
Can you use it for specific spot protection?
Yes, it works wonders when used for a particular area.
Any special storage requirements?
Keep dry and away from direct sunlight in temperatures between -40 degrees Celsius & + 85 degrees Celsius
How stable is the product?
The product is very stable, a variety of drop,compression tests have been conducted and it is proved that AFO activates ONLY when it comes in contact with a naked flame.
Does it replace my existing Extinguisher?
Certainly not, we recommend that if you have an extinguisher and a fire blanket to keep them (if in service date) and have them as back up fire- fighting equipment. Use the AFO first and if there is any fire left burning after the AFO has detonated then use your extinguisher to finish extinguishing the fire. The AFO is a first aid to the fire and it supports your other fire extinguishers.
Does it replace Fire Fighters?
NO! NEVER ! W e never claim AFO to be used without other fire extinguishers. It supports them or helps them to put off fire at initial stages.It is a fire prevention and extinguishing device. If a fire is beyond your abilities to extinguish, your safety should always come first and with any fire you should contact your local fire department whether it’s extinguished or still burning.