Key Features of FAST-ACT®
Non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable dry powder formulation
The FAST-ACT® formulation is non-flammable and non-corrosive.
Neutralizes both liquid and vapor hazards
FAST-ACT® can be delivered to the contaminated area using several methods of deployment. In the event of a liquid spill, the powder can be manually placed onto the even unknown hazards (shaker bottle for small spills, bulk pail for larger spills, or pressurized cylinders for a quick coverage of the entire spill).
The pressurized cylinders are designed to treat liquids and vapor hazards, making this technology truly unique and versatile, eliminating the need for ancillary equipment or multiple products.
Safe to apply to all liquid and vapor releases
FAST-ACT® can be safely applied to any chemical hazard. This allows for the utilization of one product when responding to any known or unknown chemical situation.
Easy to operate delivery systems – no special training required
The operation of FAST-ACT® units is very simple. The operation of pressurized cylinders is similar to fire extinguishers. Each unit is shipped with a user manual outlining instructions for use and application rates for select chemicals. The formulation is ready for application, which greatly reduces the deployment time.
- No premixing is required
- All units are portable.
On-site incident management and clean-up times are reduced
The dry powder neutralizes threats upon contact, FAST-ACT® works quickly to significantly reduce hazards associated with Toxic Industrial Chemicals including acids, acidic/caustic gases, organic compounds, phosphorus and sulfur compounds, and many industrial solvents. By the nature of FAST-ACT®’s innovative chemistry, hazards are chemically bound to the surface of the powder minimizing off-gassing.
The broad range of utility makes FAST-ACT® a valuable tool for a variety of operational environments, including inter alia:
Military, police, fire, and other emergency response, public and commercial transportation, government facilities, laboratories, production facilities, shopping and entertainment venues, healthcare facilities, industrial applications, oil, and gas industry, and any place where hazardous chemicals are a potential threat.
Military & Response Applications
Removal of Vapor Hazards
FAST-ACT® was tested for the removal of vapor hazards such as GB (sarin), anhydrous ammonia (USACHPPM Toxic Industrial Chemical List, Second Hand Smoke Component, considered as a choking agent); chlorine (TOP 25 Hazardous Commodities 1998 List, choking agent); ethylene oxide (USACHPPM Toxic Industrial Chemical List), hydrogen chloride (USACHPPM Toxic Industrial Chemical List, also considered a blood agent); nitrogen dioxide (USACHPPM Toxic Industrial Chemical List) and sulfur dioxide (USACHPPM Toxic Industrial Chemical List).
Ideal for Use By:
- HAZMAT Teams
- First Responders & Police
- CBRNE and Civil Support Teams
- HAZMAT Medics
Extensive live agent testing (in laboratory and field settings) has shown that FAST-ACT® can be used at NATO Immediate, Operational and Thorough levels of decontamination, as either the main decontamination chemical or as a complementary tool to successfully decontaminate surfaces, equipment, and human skin.
Test results with nerve and blister agents (two main groups of chemical warfare agents) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) demonstrate why FAST-ACT® can be used safely and efficiently for decontamination.
FAST-ACT® complements wet decontamination systems at some NATO decontamination levels and operators can use FAST-ACT® and fulfill the residual contamination safety requirements at decontamination levels as per the NATO standard AEP-58.
Containment & Neutralization
Furthermore, it can be used at contamination densities that are much higher than the current NATO testing protocols.
Clandestine drug labs
Although the chemicals used in these clandestine drug labs vary widely, the highly toxic and volatile nature of these components requires law enforcement and Emergency Responders to treat every call with the utmost caution and personal protection. FAST-ACT® offers a level of protection to Emergency Responders that has never existed before.
The medical device FAST-ACT® Decontamination Mitt is a dual-use good, it can be safely used to decontaminate skin, various surfaces, and equipment. The FAST-ACT® Decontamination Mitt has been registered with the competent authority in the EU as a medical device, according to the Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR), it, therefore, carries the CE mark. Extensive in-house and third-party testing on safety, toxicity, biotoxicity, decontamination, and neutralization has been conducted on FAST-ACT® and its components to fulfill all EU requirements.
These safety, toxicity, biotoxicity, decontamination, and neutralization tests document that FAST-ACT® is safe, effective, and can be used on the skin. This dual-use medical device has additionally been approved as a medical device class 1 in Australia (TGA approval ARTG Identifier 235095).
*skin applications are limited to the FAST-ACT Decontamination Mitt in areas where it is a CE class 1 medical device or covered under TGA approval.
Removal of Unknown Chemicals & Substances
FAST-ACT can be used for the removal and neutralization of substances of liquid and vapor forms.
This is crucial when dealing with life-safety applications and when chemical detection is not possible. Once deployed and the chemical agent has been neutralized and contained- because of the known behavior of the FAST-ACT technology. Forensic teams can come in post decontamination and gather samples for chemical and forensic analysis
Ideal for Use by:
- Maritime & Chemical Storage shipment containers
- Industrial and Commercial Applications
FAST-ACT® and its unique chemical neutralizing technology allow many industrial applications, like:
I. Chemical spill control in laboratories and industrial facilities
II. elimination of toxic vapors at source
III. removal toxic vapor from containers, tanks and vent lines
IV. removal of H2S from gas streams
V. removal H2S from gas flows for power generators
VI. vapor emission control when loading/unloading
VII. chemical tank de-pressuring
VIII. chemical tank cleaning
IX. H2S removal at wellhead
X. protection against H2S on platform
XI. personnel protection against H2S in accommodation, mud, pits, shakers.