In our recent article, Be the 80% Safe During House Fires with CFE, we detailed how the Micro Fire Extinguisher/ Cell Fire Extinguisher (CFE) (80%) can reduce the risks of house fires by more than 80%!
This is based from the report of the United States’ National Fire Protection Agency, in which, it is stated that the risk of home fires can be reduced by up to 80% by just properly installing a water sprinkler. (1)
While there are no statistics about the fire reduction rate of CFE, as it is still new to the market, experts hypothesize that it can potentially reduce the risk of house fires by more than 80%, as it is relatively more effective in fire prevention than water sprinklers.
To further support this more than 80% house fire risk reduction hypothesis, here is a comparison of the CFE against traditional fire extinguishing methods.
CFE vs water sprinklers
Water sprinklers or fire sprinklers are the first line of defense when it comes to fires. They add about 1% to the total cost of building a home/ an establishment but can effectively reduce fires from spreading for 79-82%! (2)
Water sprinklers are simply built-in sprinklers are attached to ceilings that spray water when they detect the effects of fire, such as, when the temperature has exceeded predetermined values. Water sprinklers are widely used, in fact, it is estimated that 40 million water sprinkler heads are installed yearly. (3)
While fire sprinklers work impressively and have saved lives over the years, they have one weakness: they are water-based.
Water as a fire-extinguishing agent works limitedly. Water is not ideal for certain types of fires — especially those that involve chemicals, combustible materials and oil/grease. If you spray water on these substances that are catching on fire, it will only make things WORSE. (4)
CFE does not have this weakness. It can effectively extinguish fire that originated from ANY substance. Moreover, it specializes in electronic equipment that is the 4th main cause of house fires. (5) It is meant to be installed as a precautionary measure against electronic devices overheating and catching on fire, after all. However, it can be used to extinguish any kind of fire that is happening in your home.
CFE vs fire extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are considered somewhat of a first aid to fighting fires. They are installed into any homes and establishments, as a means of coming in handy in times of emergency. (5)
Fire extinguishers have multiple types, depending on the extinguishing agent. As such, each extinguishing agent corresponds to certain types of fires. This means that one kind of fire extinguisher can only put out the fires that it is capable of putting out. (6)
For example, the most common type of fire extinguisher is the dry powder fire extinguisher. It can put out fires fueled by wood, paper and plastic, combustible liquid, electrically energized devices and flammable gases, but not grease/oil-based fires and fires from combustible materials. (6)
As mentioned earlier, the Micro Fire Extinguisher/ Cell Fire Extinguisher is completely free of this limitation that seems to be the trend to most fire extinguishing products that we currently employ.
Moreover, fire extinguishers are not automatic, and need to be used manually. The proper usage of fire extinguishers is not yet common knowledge at this point, and it is highly discouraged by experts to not use the fire extinguisher if there is a lack of knowledge on its proper usage. (7) The wrong usage of fire extinguishers can effectively just spread the fire out, making matters worse.
CFE does not have this disadvantage. CFE does not require technical knowledge for it to be used in emergency situations (however, the installation of it does require the help of professionals). It can easily be used by simply tossing the Micro Fire Extinguisher/ Cell Fire Extinguisher (CFE) into the fire and it will automatically activate itself when the product has exceeded an internal temperature of 135 degrees Celcius). While it can automatically activate, there is also an option to activate it digitally thru the Battery Management System.
CFE vs baking soda/salt/sand
This last comparison pits the CFE to the most-similar fire extinguishing method in this list: baking soda or salt or sand.
The sprinkling of baking soda/salt/sand to smother fires is one of the most common and most advised methods by experts. It is largely used to smother small kitchen fires. (8)
However, one large drawback is that you would need A LOT of these powdery substances to effectively put out such fires. Not a lot of people have a huge box of baking soda lying around their homes, or can easily access sand (especially if we are talking about homes in apartment buildings, high off the ground).
CFE, on the other hand, is small and compact and can easily extinguish small fires. A gram of CFE can effectively cover a 0.013 cubic meter volume of fire. The current Micro Fire Extinguisher/ Cell Fire Extinguisher (CFE) design has two grams for each cell!
This effectively stops a small fire from spreading and becoming even bigger.
Those are just three of the most common traditional fire extinguishing methods and their drawbacks. Such drawbacks are turned into advantages by the CFE, which can reduce fire risk by more than 80%!
What are you waiting for? Protect your family by installing CFE in your homes, now.