GelTech Solutions Teams up with Con Edison to Fight Manhole Fires & Enhance Public Safety
Michael Reger Appointed Chief Operating Officer of GelTech Solutions, Inc.
Con Edison & GelTech Wrap 'FireIce' Testing
February 19, 2013 - Jupiter, FL
GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: GLTC) creators of FireIce, a water-enhancing fire suppressant, successfully completed field tests with Con Edison (NYSE: ED). "Con Edison's field testing under live conditions demonstrated that FireIce's fire suppression qualities reduces risks to utility workers and equipment, as well as New Yorkers," said Michael Cordani, GelTech chief executive officer. "The performance of our product reinforces the results achieved during Con Edison's earlier testing under controlled, laboratory conditions."
FireIce is an additive to fire suppression systems. It also has been used by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to fight wildfires. GelTech Solutions' work with Con Edison is the first with an electric utility. Con Edison engineers and technicians found FireIce puts out underground fires more quickly than other systems. Along with the successful field results, the Florida based GelTech also announced the opening of a regional support facility in Brooklyn, New York.
"The opening of this new facility is further evidence of our continued commitment and dedication to support the demands of our client base," said Cordani. "We look forward to the strengthening of our relationship with Con Edison as we both pursue our common goal: Safety.
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public achieve environmental and safety goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. All the products currently marketed by GelTech Solutions, Inc. were created for the Company by inventor and chief technology officer, Peter Cordani.
FireIce is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus: fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and all equipment used in municipal applications. FireIce is a water enhancing powder that can be utilized both as a fire suppressant in urban firefighting, including underground utility fires, and in wildland firefighting and as a medium-term fire retardant to protect wildlands, structures and firefighters.
GelTech developed the patent pending Emergency Manhole FireIce Delivery System (EMFIDS) which is an innovative system designed to deliver a mixture of FireIce and water into a manhole in order to coat the ladder and the utility worker in the event of an incident involving an explosion or fire in the manhole while utility workers are performing routine repairs or maintenance.
GelTech also markets Soil2O which is both a non-toxic soil conditioner and a dust abatement product. Soil2O "Dust Control" products and solutions stop all types of particulate matter from entering the air and water, solving even the most stubborn dust control problems. Soil2O Granular and Topical blends reduce water consumption up to 50% and promote healthy root development in plants and lawns, generating faster seed germination by keeping nutrients and moisture at the root level longer.
For more information on GelTech, please visit:www.geltechsolutions.com
About Con Edison
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (NYSE: ED), one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $40 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit us on the Web
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