senik fire extinguisher by sailee adhao is quick+easy for emergencies senik fire extinguisher by sailee adhao is quick+easy for emergencies
nov 15, 2016

senik fire extinguisher by sailee adhao is quick+easy for emergencies

 

born out of a desire to make fire safety more accessible in the urban settlements of india, product and industrial designer sailee adhao introduces the senik fire extinguisher — which subtly combines the concepts of water mist fire suppression with rapidly-decomposing gas generating systems.

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once unmounted, the senik fire extinguisher takes an angled form that helps direct water to a source of fire

 

 

with the senik fire extinguisher, sailee adhao addresses usability in two important ways: reducing the mental load of the ‘point spray at base of fire’ action by creating an angled form, and simplifying the instructions to make them clear for untrained or uneducated users. as a result, she has developed a one-step instruction where the individual applies a brute force to trigger a yellow button which frees the product to be unmounted ; this is a much more effective and simple action during situations of panic, danger and emergency.

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the brightly-colored trigger is activated when hit with force

 

 

the nozzle was 3D printed to prototype and test engineering factors until a good quality mist was produced; the body takes on the shape of a vaccum machine, made out of polystyrene, while the yellow trigger is  fabricated with wood and metal. the final mock-up was tested by target users on small, controlled fires. many more interviews and testing was conducted to get feedback on the ergonomics and simplicity of instructions proposed for this model.

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the device is then easily slid off its wall mount for use

sailee adhao senik fire extinguisher designboom
the angled body reduces mental load by automatically pointing at source when directed towards direction of fire

sailee adhao senik fire extinguisher designboom
the most optimal fire suppression technology was identified, and design considerations were deduced

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the nozzle evolves after a careful adjustment of different factors

sailee adhao senik fire extinguisher designboom
usability was given prime importance and had to adhere to functionality

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the mechanism is fitted within a hard ABS body, and parts can be easily refitted

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the chemicals that were identified after academic research have been prepared and tested for its properties

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the senik fire extinguisher can be easily wall-mounted at strategic locations

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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