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SMOKE, LOW FOG AND HAZE FLUIDS

Le Maitre smoke fluids are specifically designed to create different effects for different applications. Nearly all fog fluids are based on glycols and it is up to the user to choose what kind of effect they require. Different fog effects are created by the blend of glycols and water used. All glycols produce a small residue (ash content), which is the substance that is deposited in the heat exchanger, ultimately causing blockage. Some glycols produce more residue than others and we have tried to give some guidance here.

Most smoke fluids are interchangeable provided they come from a reputable source. However it should be remembered that the cheapest glycols often contain the highest ash content and reputable manufacturers should be using pharmaceutical grade glycol as opposed to the industrial grade. Other problems between machines can occur with the viscosity of the fluid. This is especially evident where a manufacturer has used excess water in order to keep costs down.

 

C-BEAM HAZE FLUID

C-Beam is only to be used in the G300 smoke machine when it is operating in "haze" mode. The haze is capable of covering very large areas very quickly. As the ash content of this fluid is extremely high, the service period of the G300 block will be significantly reduced, and regular replacement of the heat exchanger pipes will be necessary.

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EZ KLEEN (EASY CLEAN) MAINTENANCE FLUID

Le Maitre's EZ Kleen (Easy Clean) is used as a preventative maintenance measure to ensure longer heat exchanger life. It is easy to use and should be used on a regular basis to prevent blockages to heat exchangers, which can happen frequently to fog machines. Do not use this fluid in our hazer machines (MVS, Neutron XS, Stadium Hazer and Fake Flame). Comes in a 5-litre bottle only.

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GLOBAL SMOKE FLUID

Global fluid is designed with most quality smoke machines in mind, and echoes the formula of many manufacturers. It gives a thick, white, practically odourless fog with a medium to long hang time. This type of fluid has a medium to high ash content.

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HAZE FLUID

Le Maitre's hazer fluid for the Neutron XS Hazer, the MVS and the Stadium Hazer is markedly different from smoke or fog fluid because it is basically a sugar. It is designed to hang in the air and accentuate beams of light without creating a messy oily residue. Haze fluid is used in much smaller proportions to smoke fluid thus giving the benefit of atmosphere without the large consumable cost. Le Maitre hazers have self-cleaning programmes and easily servicable parts which alleviates the problems associated with ash.

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INDUSTRIAL SMOKE FLUID

Industrial Fluid is mainly used by the Emergency Services for breathing apparatus and fire safety training purposes. It has a long hang time and a much better tolerance to heat. The ash content in this fluid is high.

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LOW SMOKE FLUID

This is a very special fluid that is used in a smoke machine in conjunction with the Freezefog Pro. Low Fog Fluid is a water-based composition that leaves no oily residue. It is odourless, non-irritating, non-toxic, and non-flammable. It forms a bond with liquid CO2 to produce a completely dry, low lying fog that acts in exactly the same way as dry ice fog but without the wet residue. It can be used in all Le Maitre smoke machines to create a thick odourless cloud of fog with a very short hang time. The ash content is low.

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QUICK AND EXTRA QUICK DISSIPATING SMOKE FLUIDS

Many special effects people working in the movies use this fluid. It is ideal for situations where there could be a problem with smoke rising too quickly. It is also ideal to produce a burst of steam effect, nitrogen bursts etc. This fluid can also be used with the LSG or Dry Icer and dissipates twice as quickly as molecular fluid. The ash content is very low. The Extra Quick Dissipating will disperse twice as fast as the Quick.

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SMOKE FLUID CANISTERS

Smoke fluid canisters are pressurised cans of fluid which plug directly into the smoke machine. The fluid used in the Mini Mist cans is the Standard smoke fluid and the one used in the Industrial cans is the Industrial smoke fluid for fire training.

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STANDARD SMOKE FLUID

This fluid has been our long standing blend. Standard fluid is clean and practically odourless. It is used in applications where the requirement is a dense, white fog with medium hang time. Ash content is low.

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