Dry chemical fire extinguishers are the most common in use today. They are capable of taking care of most fires as they are rated ABC.
Typical uses are offices, warehouse areas, woodworking areas, farms, general assembly areas, and homes.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers work by extreme cooling and a reduction of oxygen to the fire. They have a limited range and can be affected by drafts and wind. To be able to fight the fire effectively you need to be able to get close to the source of flames. CO2 fire extinguishers are rated BC.
Typical uses include refineries, chemical plants, aircraft ramps, construction sites, large laboratories, manufacturing plants, and loading ramps.
CLEANGUARD Clean Agent Extinguishers are designed for the protection of commercial and industrial facilities that typically contain sensitive or irreplaceable equipment and materials that could be damaged or destroyed by water, foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Offering superior performance, CLEANGUARD extinguishers are electrically nonconductive, environmentally friendly, and extremely low in toxicity.
CLEANGUARD extinguishers are ideal for computer centers, data/document storage areas, communications facilities, control rooms, electronics manufacturing, laboratories, museums, art galleries, and more. Rated for Class A, B, and C fires, the extinguisher agent leaves no residue, requires no cleanup after discharge, and will not cause collateral damage to materials, equipment, and facilities.
Stored pressure water extinguishers and water type extinguishers are rate A. They are good for paper or wood fires. While this limits their usefulness in many situations, they still have a specific application. They are an economical choice when deployed into appropriate areas. Utilizes water, antifreeze, wetting agents, and loaded stream fire protection as the agent.
RED LINE cartridge-operated fire extinguishers are the premium firefighting units preferred by safety directors worldwide in high fire-risk industries such as chemical, petro-chemical, oil and gas, mining, aviation, and power generation. Cartridge-operated means increased reliability, on-the-spot recharge, ease of service, and superior firefighting performance.
Typical applications include fuel loading racks, heavy construction sites, dip tanks, oil pumping stations, mining equipment, paint lockers, trucks and buses, fuel storage rooms, production lines and others. Tough, carbon steel shells resist impact, vibration and corrosion; quality components stand up to years of service; and special polyester powder paints provide superior protection against cracking and chipping.
Trained personnel should perform annual inspections include checking weight to ensure fullness and a visual inspection for corrosion, missing parts or labeling and condition of those parts, and that the tamper seals are not broken.
A continuity test of the hose assembly is required annually as well as ensuring proper location, positioning, and looking for new hazards which may need to be covered.
A high pressure hydro-test is required not less than every 5 years and a visual inspection for cracks is done as needed.
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