FAQs

What is most unique about SOTERIA products?
1. Easy to use – no training required, even for children or the elderly. Just throw
SOTERIA into the fire!
2. Highly effective in fire extinguishment.
3. Minimalistic and stylish – for the modern home and office.
4. 5 years shelf life – low annual cost.
5. No annual maintenance needed – self-contained extinguisher system, will not
rust or leak over time.
6. Eco friendly – non-hazardous, environmentally friendly chemicals.
All of the above are advantages that SOTERIA has over traditional fire
extinguishers.


How does SOTERIA Throwable work?
When a fire occurs, Soteria Throwable is thrown directly into the fire. Upon impact,
the ampoule will break or shatter, releasing our proprietary Soteria chemicals onto
the flames. The chemicals react with the fire to produce extinguishing gases that
snuff out the fire and cool down the embers to prevent the fire from reigniting.
For flammable liquid fires like petrol, kerosene, diesel (Class B type), the
extinguishing solution suffocates the fire by layering itself on top of the fuel and
cutting off the oxygen supply.

 

What is the shelf life of SOTERIA Fire Extinguishers?
All Soteria Fire Extinguisher products last for 5 years. Expiration dates are printed
on the ampoules/sachets.


How do you dispose of expired SOTERIA products?
For SOTERIA Throwable: Unscrew the cap and puncture the foil seal. Drain the
contents of the ampoule into your regular drainage system with ample running
water. The contents are harmless. Rinse and dispose of the empty ampoule with
your regular trash. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water upon coming
into contact with the extinguishing solution.


Are SOTERIA products bio-degradable?
Yes, they are. The chemical contents are classified as Readily Biodegradable according to OECD criteria.


What type of fires can SOTERIA product put out?
Soteria Throwable is capable of extinguishing Class A (Ordinary Combustibles) and
Class B (Flammable Liquids) fires. Most homes and office fire are Class A and B
type.


Are SOTERIA products hazardous to humans?
No. All Soteria products are classified as non-hazardous according to 1999/45/EC
classifications.


Can SOTERIA Throwable be used in a building’s water sprinkler system?
No. We do not recommend this to be done as the chemical cannot be stored
diluted.

 

Can SOTERIA Throwable be diluted with water if the fire is wide spread?
Yes, but this is not recommended as an initial fire grows exponentially larger with
every passing second. In the event that a diluted solution is required, the mixture
must be used immediately and not stored. The effectiveness of the mixture
depends on the dilution ratio.