element FAQ'S 

Is Element affected by extreme weather?

Element has been tested to work effectively in temperatures from -140F to +320F. Moreover Element's solid construction and no moving parts makes it unaffected by harsh environments or humidity.

Is the gas safe to breathe?

Element's discharge is safe to breathe and is both non-corrosive and non-toxic. General safe practices are always recommended and the discharge should not be aimed at a person's face.

Does Element make a mess like a traditional extinguisher?

NO. Element's discharge is totally clean and will not leave any residue. In addition Element is totally non-corrosive, non-toxic, and environmentally safe.

How does Element work?

Element works by fighting fires on the molecular level. Its gas chemically interrupts the chain of combustion effectively extinguishing a fire without making any mess and without removing surrounding oxygen.

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Does Element require service & does it expire?

Element's solid construction, no moving parts, and lack of compressed gas (unlike a traditional fire extinguisher) means it will never need any service or upkeep. In addition the solid chemical that makes up the Element extinguisher has no effective expiration.

Is Element certified?

Originating in Italy, Element has been certified in Europe by CE and TUV (in addition to other international certifications). Currently within North America, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) does not yet have a testing standard written from which to certify Element. For this reason Element cannot be used to substitute extinguishers in regulated environments that require a UL (or UL endorsed) certification. Element however can freely be used as a supplemental extinguisher in these environments and as a primary extinguisher where there is no regulation (car, home, personal garage, etc.)

Can Element be shipped outside of North or South America?

Element is certified for international transport by surface (land or sea) only. Any method of shipping that involves air (including personal or checked baggage on commercial aircraft) is prohibited by national and international safety regulations. For this reason we only ship Element by surface transportation methods and do not offer express shipping options.

How large is Element?

E25 is 30cm (11.75") long, 3.2cm (1.2") diamter & weighs 230 grams (0.5lbs).
E50 is 30cm (11.75") long, 3.2cm (1.2") diameter & weighs 275 grams (0.6lbs).
E100 is 33cm (13") long, 4cm (1.6") in diamter & 360 grams (0.79lbs) in weight.

Where is Element made?

Element is designed and manufactured in Italy.

Is Element safe around children and pets?

Element discharges a non-toxic gas that will not harm children and animals. General safe practices are always recommended and the discharge should not be aimed directly at a child or animal.