Writers at Israel21c share how Israeli innovators hope to make high rises safer by turning building elevators into a ‘safe room’ for quick evacuation in case of fire.
Indeed, some 95 percent of deaths from building fires are not caused by getting caught in the flames but from inhaling carbon-based gases and other byproducts of the fire…
Salamandra Zone’s main product under development, B-Air, is a small box placed on top of an elevator cab. This innovation, based on years of chemical and engineering research, has two functions.
First, it converts toxic gases into breathable air in nanoseconds. Second, it adds a high-powered fan to the roof of the cab, which pushes cooled air into the elevator and prevents smoke from entering. It works even when the elevator doors are open. B-Air has a backup battery providing at least three hours of operation.