The Stat-X generators are self-contained, eliminating the need for expensive pressure vessels, piping, and installation manpower. This significantly reduces both initial installation and ongoing maintenance costs.
The fire triangle is a useful teaching tool, but fails to identify the 4th essential element of fire the sustaining chemical reaction.
This led to development of the fire tetrahedron. Some fire suppression agents do not remove or reduce any of the 3 necessary components, but rather interfere with their chemical combination.
"Free Radicals"* are essential to the propagation of a fire OH, H and O. Stat-X suppresses the fire primarily by chemical interference with these "free radicals" within the fire zone.
Potassium radicals (K) are the main active component of the Stat-X aerosol. These potassium radicals react with the radicals of the flame.
* Free radical an uncharged molecule (typically highly reactive and short-lived) having an unpaired valence electron.
The ultra-fine aerosol flows like a gas, and extinguishes by chemical interference with the flame's free radicals.
Because of its ultra-fine partical size, the aerosol hangs in suspension for up to 60 minutes, and is easily vented by fan or air-handling system after discharge leaving virtually no residue behind.