YAKUTSK, October 1 – Novosti. The unique fire-fighting agent “Defender”, created by local developers, was successfully tested in Yakutia, flame retardant can be sprayed around settlements and power lines, the press service of the head and government of the republic reports .
Preparations for the 2023 fire season began in Yakutia in early September. According to the regional authorities, a resident of the technopark “Yakutia” – OOO “Kamilla” presented an effective fire-fighting tool. The tests took place in the Khangalassky district.
“F451” Defender “was poured into a gasoline sprayer and treated with an area of 4 square meters. Annealing was launched across the territory. A solid wall of fire burned out all the dry grass, but the area pre-treated with flame retardant was not damaged, only the tops of the grass were scorched. Tests were also carried out directly extinguishing an open fire using a fire retardant with a knapsack spray device. This method of extinguishing proved to be effective, allowing you to quickly suppress the open burning of dry grass, “the press service informs.
It is noted that the powder must be diluted in water in a proportion of 250 grams per 1 liter. “We can say that there are no analogues in Russia . There is a fairly common American Phos-Check tool, it is used directly to extinguish a burning fire. The “Defender” can impregnate objects in advance,” said developer Denis Shakhtarin.
He added that the product is not washed off by precipitation, it can be applied once before the fire season in the spring. “Before the fire season, flame retardant can be sprayed around settlements, power lines, used to protect settlements in combination with mineralized strips,” Shakhtarin is quoted as saying.
In the spring, before the fire season, the Ministry of Ecology of Yakutia will conduct additional tests of the product. “If all the properties of the substance correspond to the declared characteristics, it is possible to use the substance to fight the forest fires of the republic,” the authorities added.
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