FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS THE BURST EFFECT OF THE FIREBALL DANGEROUS?
NO, the ball is harmless to people, animals, and property. The shell of the Fireball is made from expanded foam (polyethylene), and the dispersing powder is non-toxic mono-ammonium phosphate.
WHERE CAN I REFILL THE FIREBALL AFTER 5 YEARS??
Fireball is not refillable; it has a lifespan of 5 years – maintenance free. You must replace it after 5 years, or after it was used.
WHERE DO I GET A REPLACEMENT?
The Fireball is available from dealerships and agents throughout South Africa who will help you with the replacement procedure, assessments, and installation questions.
WILL THE FIREBALL ACTIVATE IF IN CONTACT WITH HEAT?
NO, the Fireball can withstand heat of up to 85 ºC. The Fireball only self-activates when it comes into contact with an open flame.
WHERE CAN I INSTALL THE FIREBALL?
Fireball South Africa dealers and agents will help you with evaluation and installation.
WHAT SIZE FIRE DOES THE FIREBALL EXTINGUISH?
Fireball can extinguish Class 3A, Class 21B and Class C fires with an average coverage of 12sqm.
CAN THE BALL BE INSTALLED ON THE OUTSIDE OF A BUILDING?
Yes, it is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
CAN I THROW THE FIREBALL INTO A DRUM OF FLAMMABLE LIQUID?
NO, do not throw the ball into flammable liquid, as spillage will spread the fire. Only use in wall-mounted bracket, installed above the liquid.
WHAT TYPE OF FIRES CAN FIREBALL EXTINGUISH?
Class A fires: Fires involving wood, paper, and plastics
Class B fires: Fires involving flammable liquids
Class C fires: Fires involving electrical equipment.
DOES FIREBALL STOP OR PREVENT FIRES?
Fireballs are designed to extinguish a fire as it starts, and stop it from spreading (pre-burn) or becoming bigger. When installed correctly, it will stop or slow down the development of a fire.
IF THE FIREBALL FALLS AND GETS DAMAGED, WILL IT STILL ACTIVATE?
The Fireball passed the drop test. Please inspect the ball for damage or powder leakages immediately after a fall. In the unlikely event of damage or powder spillage, you must replace the Fireball to ensure effectiveness. If outer covering is damaged, ripped, or removed – replace the Fireball immediately.
The Fireball South Africa team will gladly assist you with any further information to protect your property against fires.
Fireball – an effective device in your fire-prevention programme.