Meet the Element Personal Fire Extinguisher, the world’s smallest & longest lasting fire extinguisher.
Fire extinguishers have not changed much in the past 100 years. A large, heavy cylinder of compressed gas filled with a messy powder is an antiquated way to put out a fire.
Element uses a tested and proven technology currently in use by police, military, and special forces groups around the world while looking and working like nothing else. It fights fires on the molecular level. By chemically interrupting the chain of combustion, it safely and effectively puts out fires without the mess, toxicity, or maintenance associated with a traditional extinguisher.
IS ELEMENT CERTIFIED?
Originating in Italy, the Element Personal Fire Extinguisher 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.
There are no restrictions in non-regulated environments (car, home, personal garage, etc.) allowing Element to be used freely.