Element E50 Professional Fire Extinguisher - Augusta Motorsports Elements most popular model. Offering 50 seconds of fire fighting protection, E50 is recommended for professional use (automotive, power sports, garage, marine, etc). E50's extremely small and lightweight construction allow for storage almost anywhere. Internationally tested and certified. 50 SECOND DISCHARGEMore than 4X the fire fighting time of a 5lb fire extinguisher...
50 SECOND DISCHARGE
More than 4X the fire fighting time of a 5lb fire extinguisher
COMPACT & EASY TO USE
30cm (11.75") tall, 3.2cm (1.2") diameter & 275 grams (0.60lbs) weight. Portable & fits almost anywhere
ZERO PRESSURE DISCHARGE
Creates no thrust that can otherwise spread oil & liquid fires
MAKES NO MESS
Leaves no residue. Non-toxic, non-corrosive & environmentally friendly
SAFE & MAINTENANCE FREE
Solid construction has no moving parts or compressed gas to ever service
FIGHTS ALL MAJOR FIRE CLASSES
INCLUDING COOKING OIL & GREASE FIRES
Element has been tested to work effectively in temperatures from -140F to +320F. Moreover Element's solid construction and no moving parts makes it unaffected by harsh environments or humidity. Element can safely be stored in damp and wet environments, provided that the yellow cap covering the tip stays present allowing the tip to remain dry.
Element's discharge is safe to breathe and is both non-corrosive and non-toxic. General safe practices are always recommended and the discharge should not be aimed at a person's face.
Element's discharge gas is totally clean and will not leave any residue. During discharge a chemical reaction does take place which occasionally expels a trace amount of soot from the casing. Even in the most extreme instance, the net total of discharge is so minuscule compared to a traditional extinguisher that it is effectively considered to be non-existent. Beyond the clean nature of the discharge Element is non-corrosive, non-toxic, and environmentally safe.
Element's solid construction, no moving parts, and lack of compressed gas (unlike a traditional fire extinguisher) means it will never need any service or upkeep. In addition the solid chemical that makes up the Element extinguisher has no effective expiration.
Originating in Italy, Element has been certified for sale in Europe by CE and TUV. Institutionally it has been tested and certified for use by multiple international military and police groups who have adopted it for active use.
In North America, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is responsible for the certification of fire extinguishers. UL does their testing to a standard that contains a form (physical shape) component followed by a performance component. Because Element's form does not fit inside of UL's guidelines of what a traditional fire extinguisher looks like (i.e. compressed gas cylinder with a hose and measurement gauge) it is immediately passed over for performance testing. At present UL is being campaigned to update its standards to recognize the different form offered by Element and allow it an opportunity to be tested and certified.
Until the standards are updated Element cannot be used to substitute extinguishers in regulated environments that require a UL (or UL endorsed) certification. Element can however be freely used as an supplement to the extinguishers used where regulation exists.