Hand Portable Extinguishers
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Hand-portable fire extinguishers are essential in safeguarding our homes, our places of work, and the many types of modes of transport we use. They serve as our first line of defence, ensuring preparedness where the potential for fire exists. The importance of hand-portable fire extinguishers is that it gives occupants of buildings or vehicles a way to extinguish fires when they happen, and they provide a means in which to produce safe egress in larger fire situations. Different sorts of fires require specific selection of the type of fire extinguisher for effective results when being used. We find below an explanation of some of the types of extinguishers and what they were effectively designed for.
Stored Pressure Extinguishers
Stored pressure fire extinguishers are some of the most common on the market. In this type of extinguisher, the expellant is stored in the same chamber as the firefighting agent. They come in a wide variety of sizes and extinguishing agents tested and approved for specific fire applications.
Sentry Dry Chemical Extinguishers:
Designed for light ordinary hazard protection, Sentry dry chemical extinguishers are ideal for commercial fire protection compliance. They offer extinguishing agents for Class A, B, and C fires and come with these features:
- Fits standard extinguisher cabinets
- ULC listed for safety assurance
- Rigorously tested via mass spectrometry
- Color-coded pressure gauge for easy monitoring
- Optional corrosion-resistant models available
- Shells: Zinc powder primer, durable red powder topcoat, resists damage
- Valve Bodies: Robust brass alloy, Chrome-plated for protection
- Components: Resist oxidation, including valve stems, hose funnels, couplings, handle, lever, ring pin, and chain
- Ideal for industrial fire protection, especially in chemical and marine settings
Sentry High Flow, Stored Pressure Extinguisher:
This fire extinguisher is designed for compliance markets, addressing light and ordinary hazards such as:
- Propane filling and storage locations
- Gas/fuel stations
- Construction sites
- Maintenance facilities
- Hazardous material cabinets
- Small paint booths and repair facilities
- Marinas and marine terminals
- Salvage and recycling facilities
- Warehouses and storage areas
The most common types of Dry chemical stored pressure extinguishers include:
ABC Dry Chemical
ABC dry chemical extinguishers are the most frequently used types. Having ratings for three of the classifications of fire they can be used to extinguish many common fires.
Purple K (PK)/BC Dry Chemical
Suitable for use on flammable liquids and energized electrical equipment, PK dry chemical extinguishers are especially effective in areas with liquid fuel fire hazards.
Levitt-Safety Private Label Extinguishers
With Levitt-Safety's private label fire extinguishers (Ansul Sentry models with Levitt-Safety on the label), you can be ready to extinguish the fire safely and effectively. These extinguishers effectively handle Class A, B, and C fires, with approvals from ANSI/UL, CAN/ULC, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Built to withstand temperatures from -65 °F to +120 °F (-54 °C to +49 °C), these extinguishers are proven to be reliable in these conditions. Equipped with HMIS information and clear guidelines for installation, inspection, and maintenance, they adhere to NFPA-10 standards. Backed by Levitt-Safety's renowned reputation for safety solutions, you can count on our private label extinguishers.
Special Application Extinguishers
Clean Agent extinguishers contain various environmentally friendly, non-residue forming chemicals well-suited for flammable liquids and energized electrical equipment.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Extinguishers are used for class B flammable liquids fires as well as Class C Electrical fires.
Pressurized Water and Watermist is used for Class A fires only. Water Mist is a useful extinguisher for Class A fires and where a potential Class C (electrical) hazard exists.
K-Class is a must have extinguisher where grease fires exist (for restaurant kitchen hazards)
The CleanGuard Ansul Sentry Stored Pressure Fire Extinguishers possess clean agent technology for effective fire suppression without residue. This has the added benefit of minimizing downtime in the event an extinguisher is discharged as there is no messy clean up. Available in various sizes (2.5 lb, 5 lb, 9 lb, and 13 lb), they offer versatile protection for different hazards. Suitable for Classes A, B, and C fires (dependent on the size of extinguisher only 9- and 13-pound models have A rating), these extinguishers have variable applications.
The CleanGuard extinguishers are ideal for meeting commercial fire protection requirements. They find application in various settings, including:
- Computer Rooms
- Critical Communication Zones
- Vaults for Irreplaceable Data, Documents, and Art Storage
- Areas Housing Sensitive or Valuable Equipment
- MRI Rooms (Compliant with MR Conditional Standards)
There is a 13lb CleanGuard Ansul Sentry Stored Pressure Fire Extinguisher specifically designed as Non-Magnetic. This caters to an environment like where MRI are being utilized in medical facilities or areas with sensitive equipment.
K-Guard Kitchen Extinguisher
In culinary environments the K-Guard fire extinguisher ensures comprehensive fire protection against grease fires and other cooking-related emergencies. The Ansul 6L K-Guard offers targeted suppression for these types of fire emergencies employing a saponification factor in its agent.
Versatile enough to handle Class A, B, and C fires, this extinguisher meets compliance and commercial standards. It stands at the forefront of fire protection:
- Rapid Flame Extinguishment
- Ensures Cooking Fuel Safety
- Efficient Cooking Media Cooling
- Simple Maintenance Procedures
Cartridge Operated Extinguishers
Cartridge operated extinguishers contain the expellant gas in a separate cartridge that when actuated combines the propellant to the extinguishing agent. They typically provide a high rate of flow for dry chemicals, making them the tool of choice to meet demands of NFPA 10, section 5.5.1 for tough Class B fires, including pressure fires, gravity fed fires and obstacle fires.
Cartridge fire extinguishers are field rechargeable, have a robust design, and have a Hi Flow rate of dry chemical to provide fire extinguishing power in the toughest applications. These units also have specialized powders available for high-risk fuel and metal fires.
RedLine Dry Chemical Extinguishers:
RedLine Dry Chemical Extinguishers offer reliable fire protection and are designed for use in high-risk environments, making them essential in various industries such as refining, petrochemical, oil and gas production, mining, transportation, utilities, metal processing, paint processing areas, welding areas, material storage facilities, and more. Key features include:
- Rugged and Durable for Reliable Fire Protection
- Ergonomically Designed for Optimal Operator Performance
- ULC Listed Approved
- Simple and Safe to Operate
- Field Rechargeable
- Available in Four Sizes (5, 10, 20, and 30 Pounds) with Customization Options
- Field-Replaceable Metal Cartridge Guard for 20- and 30-Pound Extinguishers
- Choice of Dry Chemical Agents (Class A, B, C, D) to Suit Specific Protection Needs
- Standard Operating Temperature Range: -40°F (-40°C) to 120°F (49°C)
Models for Red Line Dry Chemical Extinguishers:
- Corrosion-Resistant Models:
- Steel parts are primed with a zinc-rich primer and coated with a super-durable polyester paint.
- Dry film thickness is a minimum of 1.5 mils.
- Hose couplings, fill cap, carrying handle, nozzle body, nozzle lever, nozzle tip, and cartridge receiver push lever are epoxy-coated for enhanced corrosion resistance.
- The cartridge receiver body is painted with epoxy paint for added protection in corrosive environments.
2. Ring Pin Models:
- The ring pin, when inserted into the cartridge receiver, provides secondary protection against accidental activation when the hose is not in place.
- Operating instructions indicate the removal of the ring pin before extinguisher activation.
Extinguishers come equipped with a ring pin.
RedLine offers Cartridge operated models that contain Class D agents (for combustible metals such as magnesium, sodium, potassium, lithium, aluminium, and titanium)
Do you need help selecting the appropriate extinguisher?
Ensuring you have the right Extinguisher in a commercial application requires consulting the NFPA guidelines and the applicable federal and provincial fire codes. Consulting with your AHJ or local Fire Prevention Officer is a critical step.
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