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Spontaneous Fire Extinguishers

The Firearc Mixes Chemical Agents Upon Twisting a Cap

— October 16, 2013 — Unique
The Firearc is a way to prevent fire extinguishing devices from ever leaking or malfunctioning in the event of an emergency.

Because content packed in a compressed gaseous state inside a fire extinguisher for a prolonged period of time is more prone to faulty malfunctions, the solution, according to designer Eason Chow, is to separate the reactive agents of acid and carbonate salts in individual vacuum states to drastically extend its shelf life. Creating an instant chemical reaction by a simple twist action of the top cap, which has a pressure meter to indicate its readiness, to produce massive amounts of carbon dioxide can streamline the use of the Firearc.

The separation of the substances in a non-pressurized form ensures that once the chemicals reaction to form carbon dioxide in a vacuumed state, the chances of the fire extinguisher failing due simply to expiration is greatly minimized.
Trend Themes
1. Extended Shelf Life - Designing fire extinguishers with separated reactive agents in individual vacuum states can extend their shelf life and minimize malfunctions.
2. Instant Chemical Reaction - Adding a twist action cap with a pressure meter to fire extinguishers can create an instant chemical reaction to produce carbon dioxide, streamlining their use.
3. Non-pressurized Form - Separating fire extinguisher substances in a non-pressurized form reduces the chances of expiration and failure due to the chemicals reacting in a vacuumed state.
Industry Implications
1. Fire Safety Equipment - The fire safety equipment industry can explore the opportunity of designing fire extinguishers with extended shelf life and instant chemical reaction capabilities.
2. Manufacturing - The manufacturing industry can capitalize on producing fire extinguishers with non-pressurized separation of substances to minimize malfunctions and increase reliability.
3. Emergency Preparedness - The emergency preparedness industry can consider incorporating fire extinguishers with extended shelf life and instant activation for more effective fire response.
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