Low Pressure Watermist – Environmentally Friendly Firefighting!
October 01, 2020
Protecting the Environment!
By Miguel Martinez, Global Business Development Manager, VID Fire-Kill.
The environment around us is not only our home but everything that keeps us alive. From the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, our shelter and more, it helps us to survive. Therefore, caring for the environment is something that should be inherent in us.
Sometimes, our actions endanger everything that surrounds us, including ourselves. Our interaction with the environment on a daily base is not easy and the more we do not care about our environment, the more it will become polluted with contaminants and toxins that have a harmful impact on our health.
Environmental Problems Caused by Fires and Fire-Fighting Agents
For fire safety engineering, a new responsibility – to avoid environmental damage – arises besides the traditional tasks, which in the first line are the protection of life and property.
Firefighting is basically an activity that aims at reducing further damage to the environment, by stopping the production of air-pollutants.
Nevertheless, several major incidents have shown that certain properties of firefighting agents and the great solubility of toxic substances in water and the Fluororganic compounds in firefighting foams can result in great damage to the environment. Foam is occasionally washed into rivers, causing water pollution, and disturbing the oxygen access through the water surface and causing the death of fish.
Fluororganic compounds are common in firefighting foams due to their performance boosting effects. Unfortunately, some per-fluorinated substances are recognized as having adverse effects on our health and the environment. This is the main reason why these firefighting foams will be banned, and the application of fluorine-free foams will be forced.
VID Fire-Kill – Toxic-free Firefighting!
The VID Fire-Kill watermist systems only utilizes water to extinguish a fire!
Water is the oldest, most widely used and universally available firefighting agent that is known. It is non-toxic, environmentally friendly and, in addition, has superior fire protection capabilities when compared to every other agent.
Our watermist systems are effective at fighting a wide variety of fires without any additives. This makes them an option for a large range of facilities. Many who have chosen to use our watermist systems were looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional fire sprinkler and foam systems. The VID Fire-Kill watermist systems can provide an advantage as they use significantly less water than traditional fire sprinklers causing less water damage and they are safe to use in occupied areas, unlike total flood CO2 systems.
Low water consumption and the non-use of firefighting foam makes our watermist systems environmentally friendly and harmless to people.