Here you can find a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding The Ster Fire Ball and fires in general. Please have a look at these questions before contacting us becuase the aswer to your question might already be present on this page. In case your question remains unanswered please contact us and we will try to inform you as soon as possible.
How do the Ster Fire Balls work?
When a fire occurs, it happens because there is a combustible fuel, oxygen and heat present to ignite the blaze. Whenever those three elements are present together, a fire will occur. The Elide Fireball will ignite within a few seconds, as soon as it comes in touch with the flames and control the fire.
Can Ster Fire Balls be used on fires outdoors?
It really depends on the usage. In the initial stages of a fire, the Fireballs are perfect to control the fire effectively. The Fireballs are designed to prevent a fire and not to fight a fire. In the latter case, one would need the help of firemen and more professional fire-fighters. However, the Fireballs are perfect to use in petrol stations and in cars.
Can the Ster Fire Ball be used to extinguish forest fires?
The effective radius of the standard Ster Fire Ball is perhaps too limited for outside use. Also prevailing winds may fan a fire, or cause the fire retardant chemical to spread unevenly, if such winds are strong enough. A larger Fireball is being developed that can handle such situations.
Is the fire fighting chemical used in Ster Fire Balls dangerous?
No, definitely not! It is not dangerous to humans, animals or property; it has received safety certification from the European Union and many other countries around the world, and is environmentally-friendly. Our product is non-hazardous!
Is the sound of Ster Fire Balls activating harmful to hearing?
It will emit a bursting sound at approximately or less than 140 DB, and is thus within universal standards for protection of hearing. It is generally accepted that less than one hundred such bursts per day to unprotected ears will not produce permanent hearing loss. Actually we see like to see this loud burst of sound as an effective fire alert to surrounding people.
What are the main weaknesses of various fire fighting systems?
A lack of maintenance is one of the most common problems with conventional fire fighting equipment. They generally need inspection, cleaning (especially sprinklers) and occasional testing or else their ability to disperse a fire fighting agent or water may deteriorate. Pipes carrying water or chemicals can become clogged with sediment or rust, dry chemical spray extinguishers may lose pressure or their internal chemicals may ‘cake up’, etc., making them unusable when most needed. Firefighters often need many precious minutes to arrive on the scene, and in that time, due to outmoded or poorly maintained equipment at the scene, a fire runs free with the terrible losses to life and property that it often entails.
Why do we need Ster Fire Balls if we already have other fire fighting equipment?
The Ster Fire Balls are by far the easiest and most natural, logical and simple-to-use way of attacking most fires. If you can reach a Ster Fire Ball before the fire does, just throw it in and stand back a bit. A child can use it.
How does one deploy the Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball?
Mount them in the vicinity of fire prone materials or electrical circuits. When touched by a blaze, they burst with a loud bang! that gives you a clear early warning of a fire in progress. You can check to see if it has been fully extinguished or seek safety in time if it hasn’t. The balls can even be used to help clear a path of exit through a conflagration.
How do we avoid the worry of an accidental fire?
Equip your home and workplace with Ster Fire Balls! They can react to a blaze on their own without human intervention. When they burst, they disperse their fire retarding chemical up to 9.12 cubic meters of area around them…an effective radius of 1.296 meters over which the chemical is spread omnidirectional!
What is the main compound found inside the Elide Fireball?
Non-toxic Mono Ammonium Phosphate. It’s found to be harmless to human, non-skin irritant, non-eye irritant and no hazardous materials released during fire fighting measures. It is completely CFC-free, so not hazardous to the OZON-layer.
Does the Elide Fireball activate on heat exposure?
NO. The device, as tested by SIRIM, is specially designed and invented to act as a protection to initial fire, supplementing bigger systems like the sprinkler systems, CO 2 gas systems, etc. Therefore, in order not to create unnecessary false alarm, the device will activate only upon contact with open flame. Other effects like heat, pressure and drop will not activate the device.
Will the Elide Fireball's compound damage electrical components?
No. Elide Fireball‘s compound – Mono Ammonium Phosphate is a non-conductive agent. It would not damage electrical components. However, it is recommended to clean the residue thoroughly on the affected electrical components.
What are the most important features of the Elide Fireball?
• Auto Activation
• Light weight & Easy-to-use
• Non-toxic & Environmental-friendly
• Act as a fire alarm
What are the basic problems in extinguishing a fire?
When fires occur, sometimes they go unnoticed in the initial crucial minutes of the blaze as it builds. Before the victim is aware of the problem, they may be surrounded by the fire, or succumb to smoke – itself a very dangerous killer. There is thus the need of having fire fighting equipment that can either extinguish the entire blaze or clear an avenue of escape for persons at risk.
How does one deploy the Elide Fire Extinguishing Ball?
Mount them in the vicinity of fire prone materials or electrical circuits. When touched by a flame, they burst with a loud bang! That gives you a clear early warning of a fire in progress. You can check to see if it has been fully extinguished or seek safety in time if it hasn’t. The balls can even be used to help clear a path of exit through a conflagration.