Frequently Asked Questions:
⦁ What is a FMD?
A Flame Mitigation Device (FMD) is a device that impedes or hinders the propagation of a spark or flame into a fuel container. This provides an extra layer of protection for the user while meeting all standards required of portable consumer fuel containers.
⦁ How does an FMD work?
NO SPILL’s FMD mitigates flame propagation by utilizing its newly developed and patented C2R Technology.
⦁ What is C2R Technology?
C2R is a newly patented technology developed by NO SPILL. Unlike metal flame arrestors or other mitigation devices that use thermal quenching, C2R technology mitigates flame propagation through chemistry by influencing the air to fuel mixture ratio. C2R ensures the air to fuel mixture in the FMD is “too rich” to burn.
⦁ What is the "extra layer of protection" that NO SPILL has added to their cans?
The extra layer of protection is the FMD exclusively found on NO SPILL cans. This is a layer in addition to other safety measures that should always be followed ie: use common sense and follow all warnings & cautions on the fuel can.
⦁ Is this FMD a flame arrestor?
No. Flame arrestors are normally metal and use a “quenching” technology. While flame arrestors can take many forms, mostly they are small cups made of a screen that stops a flame’s progression into the interior of the fuel can by thermal quenching. Thermal quenching lowers the temperature of the flame by absorbing and dispersing its heat so it can’t progress through the screen as seen in the video elsewhere in this website. Flame arrestor quenching technology can be found in many applications and has been around since the early 1900's. It is an entirely different approach to stop flame propagation than C2R.
Why not use a flame arrestor in a plastic fuel can? The possibility of static electricity. While it is a low probability, static electricity may be generated by pumping gas quickly through a metal screen if conditions are right. The screens can be grounded properly with a metal safety can. They cannot be grounded properly if in a typical plastic fuel can.
⦁ Is it now safe to pour gas on a fire?
NO! NEVER! To be clear, it is never safe to pour gasoline on a fire or anything that could ignite the gasoline or its vapors, even with the added layer of protection from our FMD. Serious injuries may occur if proper precautions and safety measures are not strictly followed.
⦁ Is it safe to continue using my old NO SPILL gas container without a FMD?
Yes. All NO SPILL portable gasoline cans are safe when the user follows the warnings and cautions on the container. Every NO SPILL container meets all standards required of portable consumer fuel containers.
⦁ Where can I purchase a NO SPILL container with an FMD?
No Spill does not sell cans directly, but a dealer can be found near you by clicking here.