The Science of F-500
F-500 Encapsulator Agent is a surfactant and consists of molecules with a polar (hydrophilic) and a nonpolar (hydrophobic) part. This special composition of the molecules makes F-500’s features highly effective in fire-fighting.
Encapsulation: The formation of micelles can encapsulate a variety of liquid, gaseous, and solid substances through intensive mixing and are non-ignitable in the long run.
Surface Tension Reduction: The greater surface of F-500 extinguishing water mixture leads to a faster evaporation beginning at 70°C.
Surface Activity: The wetting agent effects helps the F-500 extinguishing mixture to get through burning substances and existing cavities.
Rapid Heat Reduction: The vaporization starts already at 70°C. The burning substances cool down under the ignition temperature.