What is HydraNT® Agent?

HydraNT® Agent is the latest technology when it comes to firefighting. HydraNT® Agent extinguishes a fire three ways I) it encapsulates the fuel II) it rapidly cools the fuel and surrounding structure III) it interrupts the free radical chain reaction. The result is fuels quickly become neutralized and hydrocarbons become non-flammable and non-ignitable. HydraNT® Agent does not smother a fire like foam therefore does not require the formation of a perfect blanket. Unlike water, which evaporates into steam, HydraNT® Agent absorbs the heat energy and releases a warm vapor.
Ultimately, HydraNT® Agent interrupts the free radical chain reaction, which are the unburned gases from combustion. This reduces the black smoke and toxins almost completely and increasing visibility and post-fire security.

What types of fires can HydraNT® Agent extinguish?

HydraNT® Agent is tested in accordance with UL standards for use on Class A and Class B fires.Although not generally used or recommended on Class C fires, HydraNT® Agent has been successfully tested on high-voltage battery fires and transformer fires due to its ability to cool and extinguish the batteries, as well as modern automobile plastic and magnesium components and fuels.

Is HydraNT® Agent safe to the environment?
Fully biodegradable

Testing shows that HydraNT® Agent is 100% fully biodegradable. Care should be taken to prevent uncontrolled discharge from entering ground water, surface water or storm drains. HydraNT® Agent can be treated by local wastewater treatment plants. HydraNT® Agent’s Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) is significantly less than that of conventional Alcohol Resistance Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AR-AFFF) products
making it safe for the ecosystem.


HydraNT® Agent contains no harmful ingredients reportable under the international OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR1910.1200) or the USA EPA’s Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) as of July 1, 1995. HydraNT® Agent is discarded in accordance with local, state and national regulations as nonhazardous waste under USA EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act CFR261.

Nontoxic and Non-Skin Sensitizing

HydraNT® Agent was found to be non-sensitizing when tested in accordance with Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) 406: Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals, Section 4 Health Effects.

Is HydraNT® Agent similar to Foam?

Although HydraNT® Agent shares some similarities of a Wetting agent, in particular the surface tension reduction properties, it does not meet the exact definition. Foam agents are known for their ability to smother a fire by creating a foam blanket depriving the fire of oxygen. While Foam agents remove one element of the fire tetrahedron, HydraNT® Agent extinguishes a fire by eliminating three legs of the fire tetrahedron. Unlike Foam agents that simply smother a fire, the surface tension reduction properties of HydraNT® Agent allow for delivery of its molecules directly to the burning material. The result is it encapsulates the fuel, renders it non-flammable and non-ignitable while removing the heat and inhibiting the free radical chain reaction. While eliminating any one element of the fire tetrahedron can extinguish a fire, HydraNT® Agent eliminates three elements.

Should HydraNT® Agent be considered over a Foam Agent?

HydraNT® Agent is versatile product. The same HydraNT® Agent can be used on Class A, Class B polar, Class B nonpolar, certain Class C fires. Three different foams are required to effectively fight Class A, Class B polar and Class B nonpolar. With three-dimensional fires, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Standard 11 states “Foam is not suitable for three-dimensional flowing liquid fuel fires or for gas fires.” Foam is also very poor at cooling because when discharged it creates a foam blanket that traps in the unwanted heat. Furthermore, the volume of foaming agent and water required to extinguish a fire is much greater than what is needed with HydraNT® Agent. Post-fire security is also much greater with HydraNT® Agent as it prevents re-ignition and burn-back reducing temperatures far below auto-ignition levels. Other key considerations are the intense steam and toxic smoke generated with normal fire extinguishing attempts – with HydraNT® Agent fire suppression only results in the release of warm vapors.

What is the shelf life of HydraNT® Agent?

Assuming the container or vessel containing HydraNT® Agent has not been opened or tampered with, the shelf life of the product is at least 5 years. Testing is ongoing.

Where is HydraNT® Agent currently available for purchase?

HydraNT® Agent is currently marketed and sold in North America, Taiwan, China, and India.