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Blitzz Cold Spark Effect Machine

Discussion in 'Commercial Fire Codes' started by cda, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. cda

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    Titanium alloy grains that somehow spark at 68 degrees F. Or 62 degrees, depending on which paragraph you read.
    Creates smoke and 16 ft high sparks. Gets too hot to touch during operation. Keep 16 from away from everything. Takes 8 minutes to warm up. No mention of UL rating.
     
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    He said the heating element gets up to 500* C. Thats hot.
     
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    Instructions include
    Safe Distance
    KEEP AUDIENCE AND FLAMMABLE MATERIALS AT A MINIMUM SAFETY DISTANCE OF 10 FEET. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF THE PUBLIC! MAINTAIN A 3 FOOT EXCLUSION ZONE AROUND EACH MACHINE WITH NOTHING BUT THE POWER AND CONTROL CABLES IN THIS AREA!
    Titanium Alloy
     
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    The pryo at the Station Night club were described as cold sparks

    The manufacture directions for this machine keep flammable materials 10 feet away and all combustibles 3 feet form the machine

    NFPA 1
    Combustible material …"will ignite and burn and does not meet the definition of non-combustible or limited combustible".
    Combustion ... "a chemicals process that occurs fast enough to produce light or flame"
    Fireworks … "any composition or device for the purpose of producing visible or audible effects for the entertainment purposed by combustion, deflagration or denotation
     
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    My resources at the Massachusetts Fire Marshals Office confirmed they consider these devices pyrotechnics along with the other New England states and regulate them as such, event permitting, company license and a shooters license
     
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    Thanks for all the thoughts.

    Have to love new technology, makes the job interesting.

    A show wants to use them, so we told them demo for us first, before we make a call
     
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    Maybe have a piece of loose foam insulation (and a fire extinguisher) a few feet off to the side during the demo.
     

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