Flash 21 - Fuel Gelling Agent

Flash 21 - Fuel Gelling Agent

Flash 21

In addition to its well-known product lineup of PHOS-CHeK® brand Long-term Fire Retardants, Class A Foams, and Gel Water Enhancers, we are pleased to offer a revolutionary new fuel gelling agent, FLASH 21, to wildland fire managers

Flash 21 is a two-part fuel gelling agent, which has proven to be very stable and effective in studies conducted by the US Forest Service. Flash 21 can be used with most commercially available fuels such as: unleaded petrol, diesel and Jet A1. Research has also shown improved gelling and ignition results under cold-weather conditions when compared to other fuel gelling agents available in today’s market.

Freezing of Flash 21A and B has no adverse effects on performance after it is thawed and subsequently mixed. Under cold weather conditions, it is recommended that a 10 – 25% blend of regular unleaded petrol is used when mixing Jet A1 and diesel fuels. On the opposite end of the temperature scale: high temperatures also appear to have no adverse effect on Flash 21 performance.

Users will appreciate the ease of mixing, the fast gelling rate, and the superior viscosity stability of Flash 21. Once gelled, there is no apparent viscosity loss over time caused by temperature fluctuations, or when using different types of fuels – users can plan their operations without having to fear that unexpected delays will impact the quality and performance of their gelled fuel.

Standard Packaging:

Flash 21A and Flash 21B are packaged in one-litre plastic bottles. There are 6 bottles of each component in a case. Each case weighs 15.66 Kg. 

PHOS-CHeK Flash 21

Mixing Instructions:

It takes one bottle of Flash 21A and one bottle of Flash 21B to treat one 205-liter (55 US gallon) drum of fuel.

  • Ensure the mixing drum is free of contaminants.
  • Begin stirring fuel in the drum; add one bottle of Flash 21A.
  • Continue to stir the drum; add one bottle of Flash 21B.
  • Maintain stirring action until the gel reaches the desired consistency, this normally requires less than 5 minutes.

Advantages of Flash 21:

  • Ease of mixing and superior long-term viscosity stability makes Flash 21 the preferred gelling agent in today’s market.
  • No noticeable efects from either cold or warm temperatures provide burn specialists a maximum window of operations.
  • Flash 21 provides the user with a highly consistent fuel gel mixture; it eliminates the problems of product lumping and viscosity loss commonly experienced with other available products.

For additional information on handling and safety please refer to the product labels and the Material Safety Data Sheet for Flash 21A and B.

The Phos-Chek name has been synonymous with world-class fire fighting chemicals for over fifty years.

Phos-Chek is a world-wide brand name for a range of fire fighting chemicals used to control the spread of fire – from char forming barriers to fire suppressant foam. Phos-Chek Australia distributes these fire fighting additives in Australia.

We are committed to continuously providing fire managers and fire fighters with the safest, most effective, and environmentally friendly products available.