If you are a firefighter or are involved in spill control, you should seriously look into F-500 Encapsulator Agent. For Class A fires, it is mixed with water at ½ to 1% and for Class B, Class D fires and hydrocarbon spills, 3%. Though not generally recommended for Class C, F-500 EA has been tested and recommended by ConEdison in New York for application on transformer fires energized to 345,000 volts with a straight stream from 125 feet. Bosch, Dekra, Daimler and Deutsch ACCUmotive in Germany all recommend F-500 EA for lithium-ion battery hybrid and electric car fires.
F-500 EA is the new technology when it comes to firefighting. It doesn’t smother a fire, like foam, so there is no need to form a perfect blanket. F-500 EA extinguishes a fire three ways: it encapsulates the fuel, rapidly cools the fuel and surrounding structure and interrupts the free radical chain reaction. Fuels quickly become neutralized. Hydrocarbons become nonflammable and nonignitable. Unlike water, which evaporates into steam, F-500 EA absorbs the heat energy, releasing a warm vapor. Finally, F-500 EA interrupts the free radical chain reaction, which is the unburned gases from combustion. This reduces the black smoke and toxins almost completely and increases visibility.
For fuel spills at a gas station or highway accident, absorbent is often applied, but this creates a flammable granular you need to safely dispose of. You can apply F-500 EA, encapsulate the fuel and if local regulations allow, let it evaporate. The spill is nonflammable and safe to walk across or drive through in minutes.