Element Fire Extinguisher?

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Element Fire Extinguisher?

Postby cag4 on Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:12 pm

Has anyone determined if the Element Fire Extinguisher is sanctioned for use in PCA driving events?

https://elementfire.com

Contemplating getting one to attach to the seat mount in the GT3

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/sh ... 2_pg37.htm

But want to make sure it will/won't pass tech first.

Thanks!
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Re: Element Fire Extinguisher?

Postby Steve Grosekemper on Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:05 am

It does not pass tech as it is not a rated fire suppression device.
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Re: Element Fire Extinguisher?

Postby kleggo on Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:36 am

Steve Grosekemper wrote:It does not pass tech as it is not a rated fire suppression device.

but
"Element uses a tested and proven technology, created for the space program, that fights fires on the molecular level."

Interesting technology.
Looks like the user must get too close to the source to safely use???
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Re: Element Fire Extinguisher?

Postby cag4 on Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:35 am

Thanks Steve!

Follow-on question then: Does this Rennline mount pass tech? I seem to recall that there was a requirement that there be 2 straps, or 2 releases (don't recall which, just remember we had to replace the mount in 70RSR to pass). This is the alternative I'm contemplating as the GT3 came with a Rennline mounting plate already installed:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/sh ... 06_pg2.htm

Many thanks for the clarification!
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Re: Element Fire Extinguisher?

Postby Steve Grosekemper on Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:59 am

For Time Trials and DE, all cars with 200 or more Performance Equipment Points
are required to have a 2.5 Halotron, 2-lb. Halon or 10-BC rated dry chemical fire extinguisher (or
larger) capable of extinguishing B/C type fires, securely metal- to-metal mounted in the cockpit in
a safe location convenient to the driver while seated and restrained. Any built-in or on-board
system that meets these minimums is also acceptable. This may include Aqueous Film-Forming Foam



cag4 wrote:Thanks Steve!

Follow-on question then: Does this Rennline mount pass tech? I seem to recall that there was a requirement that there be 2 straps, or 2 releases (don't recall which, just remember we had to replace the mount in 70RSR to pass). This is the alternative I'm contemplating as the GT3 came with a Rennline mounting plate already installed:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/sh ... 06_pg2.htm

Many thanks for the clarification!
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Re: Element Fire Extinguisher?

Postby Old Guy on Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:17 pm

Track use is not an issue for me, and it is easy to see why such a hand-held, strike like a flare, portable non-metal unit would not work for track use. Convenience, performance, ease of use are what sold me, not to mention Pelican's sales pitch. I have four of these units. One kept in the kitchen, and the other 3 kept handy in/around our cars and the garage...one always handy when out and about driving.
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