In a fire suppression system test, gel reduced the extinguishment time by 60% and used 55% less water than the foam.
In a protection test against foam, three plastic bales were used in a laboratory environment. One remained untreated, one was treated with foam and the third was treated with gel. The bales were ignited and allowed to burn for 40 minutes. At the end of the test, the untreated bale and the bale treated with the foam were completely destroyed. The bale treated with gel remained unharmed. Additionally, the peak temperatures of the untreated and foam bales reached in excess of 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit, while the gel treated bale reached only 100 degrees Fahrenheit.