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Fire Extinguisher in 348 / 355?

Discussion in '348/355' started by Element, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Qavion

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    Don't believe everything you read. We had no input in that Australian article and it was written totally independent of us. At present we have no certifications to sell to Australia and are sufficiently busy with the North American market that Australia will not factor into our plans for the foreseeable future.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Fortunately, I've discovered an alternative product here in Australia which uses the same principle/design.
     
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    In addition to being a total mess to clean up the powder from a typical fire extinguisher is corrosive and in the engine bay of a car is a HUGE job to clean up.
     
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    A number of people have raised some questions about Element so we filmed a few short videos to help address them:

    1. Let's see it action! Here is a vid showing a gasoline fire being tackled. One thing to note is that the bowl is round sided and there is over half a gallon of gasoline inside of the bowl. A traditional fire extinguisher (with its pressurized jet) would have pushed the gas out of the bowl and made a big fire ball. Element makes no thrust so it gets to work fighting the gasoline fire without spreading the liquid.



    2. Is it hard to use? In this video we get a total newbie with zero knowledge or experience with Element to figure out how to activate it. All he knew prior to the one take we used to make this video is that the unit is an extinguisher and he has to figure it out.



    3. Can you blow it out easily? In this video we show how Element will work even in the absence of oxygen by putting it under water.



    We are in the process of filming and editing some more videos showing the product in action. Also we are super excited to announce that last week we were invited to film at Jay Leno's Garage and within the month a piece should air on Jay's website introducing Element to his 2 million+ YouTube followers. Jay is just a tremendous enthusiast and immediately offered (we did not even have to ask) to have us come to his garage the moment we showed him Element at a car show because he thought it was so valuable to let people know about it. Humbling and exciting all at the same time :)
     

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