Hydrogel is not only not dangerous for the environment, but also for humans. The most common extinguishing agents are dangerous to use. The decomposition components are often toxic gasses (Ammonia, Sulphur Dioxide, etc.), which are formed by the high temperatures during extinguishing. Using these agents to extinguish a fire, should only be done while wearing an oxygen mask. Normally, only professional fire extinguishers use such equipment. But what about people at home, office, hotel, schools or working environment… Hydrogel decomposes in water vapor only and is therefore very safe to use.
According to the most stringent European chemical laws, Hydrogel is classified to be not hazardous for humans, does not cause skin irritation, etc. like many other agents do. Check our Safety Data Sheet in the download section. Although Hydrogel contains more than 95% water, it can be safely used on electrical equipment (up to 1000 Volts) with a variety of nozzle designs.
The unique characteristics of Hydrogel makes it the perfect agent to extinguish Lithium ion battery fires. By many experts, Lithium ion battery fires are considered to be a life threatening risk which has arisen from the energy transition of last 10 years. Every day, dangerous fires are caused by Lithium ion batteries. Hydrogel is capable to extinguish these fires effectively.
“HYDROGEL makes the world a safer place”