article Experimental apparatus used by a fire company to sublimate liquid ice at temperatures of up to 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature at which a fire would typically burn, is being used to make fire-resistant ice in a lab, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The apparatus was installed by a company called JG to help a chemical engineer who was struggling to get the company to use a patented process to make a fireproof material.
A fire has been reported in the US twice since the equipment was installed in June.
But the heat was far below normal and the heat wave had lasted for weeks.
The ice was used to coat a new sublimation system used by the company.
A company spokesperson said that it’s “very unlikely” that the company will ever use the equipment again.