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Old 20-07-2015, 16:52   #1
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New fighting fire product

First time I've ever seen this product.

My Sailing: Fire Knock Out fights on-board fires automatically

It's over $400 Australian though.
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Old 20-07-2015, 17:19   #2
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That interesting. I wonder how well the packaging would hold up on a boat. It is listed on EBAY for US$140 and there are also listings on Alibaba.
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That interesting. I wonder how well the packaging would hold up on a boat. It is listed on EBAY for US$140 and there are also listings on Alibaba.
Can you send me a link to the ebay listing. I can't find it at all.
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Old 20-07-2015, 17:59   #4
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There are plenty of manual release products that I find preferable. Unintended releases of these type of products have caused a lot of equipment damage and even fatalities.


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Re: New fighting fire product

Sounds like a bottle of water with a cherry bomb in the middle.
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Re: New fighting fire product

I wonder if it could withstand the heat from an engine room compartment long term? The video definitely shows it sitting next to a diesel on a boat sitting snugly within the engine compartment, but I'm curious if they have really, truly tested this in particular. If it works like they say, it would be an amazing product to have in an engine compartment in my opinion.
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Can you send me a link to the ebay listing. I can't find it at all.
FKO Fire Knock Out 1 6 Feuerlöscher Feuerschutz Brandbekämpfung ABC En 3 7 | eBay
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Interesting product rc. I teach two or three marine fire fighting courses a year and have never heard of it.

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Interesting product rc. I teach two or three marine fire fighting courses a year and have never heard of it.

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Would you be interested in trialling it? Maybe the manufacturer would donate one to the group for whom you teach the marine fire fighting courses, in exchange for a video of its performance......

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Re: New fighting fire product

From the sound of the language in the voiceover I reckon this is a Chinese product. I personally doubt that any product that puts a complete fire retardant coating over all nearby surfaces (hint: lung tissue is a surface) can honestly be described as "safe for all humans animals and the environment". According to what testing? Hunan Province Grand Uncle Double Happiness Certification Board? I wouldn't have that thing on my boat or in any enclosed space wherein I or my crew was found for all the tea in China.
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I wonder if it could withstand the heat from an engine room compartment long term? The video definitely shows it sitting next to a diesel on a boat sitting snugly within the engine compartment, but I'm curious if they have really, truly tested this in particular. If it works like they say, it would be an amazing product to have in an engine compartment in my opinion.
As opposed to the normal clean agent systems which should be installed in any such space? How is this messy Chinese miracle firework better?
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Re: New fighting fire product

On the other hand I have realised I came across as grumpy and perhaps a bit prejudiced… it is possible this is a useful item, it just strikes me as something I would not want anyone I cared about to be alongside in an enclosed space. Obviously that goes for fire as well… just not clear why this is better than an ABC powder and CO2 or Clean Agent for engine room etc.
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Um, guys, I have halon in my boat, not exactly going to win the environmentalist of the year award for running that stuff. Or how about CO2 in the confines of a deep dark mono hull. Rotting cow gut foam any one? Biohazard? FM-200 is a great product, but its expensive for many boat owners. I think its neat people are still trying to find innovative fire fighting solutions.

Ann- that's a cool idea.

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Re: New fighting fire product

Reminds me of the John Wayne movie "Hellfighters".

Works when in contact with flames.....and only a limited area from what the video showed.

Might be valuable as a tossed manual extinguisher, or placed above something that "might" be the first thing to burst into flames.
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Reminds me of the John Wayne movie "Hellfighters".

Works when in contact with flames.....and only a limited area from what the video showed.

Might be valuable as a tossed manual extinguisher, or placed above something that "might" be the first thing to burst into flames.
Ya, I think that's the idea. Mount it in your engine compartment directly above the engine. Just like an automatic halon/FM-200/Co2 system. Fire extinguishing capability without human interference. Very useful especially if the user happens to be asleep, ashore at the tiki bar etc.

The agent should be confined to the engine compartment and be of no real threat to the user. Certainly less threat than the smoke and gasses created by burning resin, diesel and paint.

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