RME Global Services Pty Ltd

"Superior First Aid and Fire Training"

Background


On 11July 1997, at the scene of a devastating fire that broke out in the Royal Jomtien Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand,  a 450 room, 17 story high, luxury hotel in which 93 persons lost their lives. From the tragedy and loss of human lives and properties witnessed by Mr. Phanawatnan Kaimart a Thai firefighter was the event and inspired the invention of a fire extinguisher in the shape of a ball now know as the “Elide Fire Ball”.

Issues With Current Extinguishers

Generally, most extinguishers are heavier in weight which makes them more cumbersome to use and the user is required to get closer to the fire putting them at risk. Usually within 1.5 metres to get appropriate coverage to extinguish the fire.

Other factors can come in to play also, such as, type of material on fire, using the appropriate extinguisher for that class of fire, incorrect usage can spread the fire further, requires regular inspection and servicing, ongoing cost involved with servicing.

The Elide Fire Ball

The Elide Fire Ball weights 1.3 Kg +-5%. It is round in shape, fits in one hand and can be easily deployed into a fire or place in a fixed location via a mounting bracket. One unit covers and contains fires within a space of up to 9 m3 or a radius of around 1.3 metres. The Elide Fire ball will only activate upon ignition by flame (85 degrees) and is effective  the full 360 degrees. Its useful life is 5 years. 
As The Elide Fire Ball contains mono ammonium phosphate (about 94% active material) – it is a dry chemical fire extinguisher. It is environmentally friendly and safe for humans, plants and animals.

It can extinguish 5 classes of Fire:
Class A - Ordinary combustible materials such as paper, cloth, wood, rubber, plastic
Class B - Flammable liquids, substances such as petrol's, oils, diesel, ethanol, aviation fuels, thinners, etc.
Class C -  Gas – all flammable gases, e.g. LPG, Methane, Hydrogen, Acetylene etc.
Class E -  Electrical – All electrical fire where the electrical component may be either passive or active, such as electrical equipment, fuses, computers, power sources, etc. *Note once the electrical sourced is removed it will become one of the other classes of fire.
Class F -  Cooking fats and oil.

 

The real beauty of this device is it can be utilised in conjunction with the fire equipment and systems that are all ready in place and as per your state or territory legislative requirements.
It takes away everything that can be confusing about extinguishers and simplifies it. Which one to use? How to operate it? How close to I need to be? All this removed and placed in one little neat package.

How do I use it?

Manual Operation

The first method is manual deployment.

Simply pick up the ball, either roll it or throw it underarm into the fire. The Elide fireball will only activate if there is flame.

Fixed Operation
The device can also by mounted via a bracket in a fixed location. When the fireball comes into contact with flame it once again activates.