In this video, both Novacool and 3% AR-AFFF are used to extinguish 1-gallon of E-85 gasoline. Novacool, mixed at just 0.5% extinguished its gallon in just 14 seconds, less than 1/2 the time of the 3% AR-AFFF.
This side by side comparison of 0.5% Novacool vs 3% AR-AFFF shows how much faster Novacool is able to extinguish hydrocarbon fuels than AR-AFFF. Customers in the oilfields concure that Novacool outperforms the AFFF/AR-AFFF foam concentrates they used to use before discovering Novacool.
Departments are saving water, time, money and lives by using Novacool system-wide for all their firefighting challenges.
This video shows just how easy it is to extinguish jet fuel using Novacool. There is no special technique being used. The firefighters were instructed to "just get the solution on the fire" and use an air aspirating nozzle. As you can see, just as quickly as they apply the Novacool solution, the fire goes out. No rekindles...
Novacool was tested at 0.5% against another wetting agent mixed at 3%. This particular product claims to be more than a wetting agent, is not a foam, but rather an "encapsulating agent" and that they have never been outperformed. Novacool is also an encapsulating agent.
At the end of the day, the St. Louis Fire Dept, after witnessing Novacool vs the Encapsulator Agent extinguish both Class A and Class B fuels, went with Novacool, now using it system-wide.
Here Novacool goes against a 3% wetting agent. Again, the wetting agent took over twice as long as Novacool to extinguish this polar solvent.