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Target # 12

Description Fires in libraries and rare book collections can be very difficult to extinguish with hand portable fire extinguishers. They can be very expensive (depending on the value of the books) if they are not caught quickly and extinguished efficiently. The greatest single hazard in these situations is arson. Someone gets into the rows of […]

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Target # 13

Description This is what the Model 272 was truly designed for. Operating rooms, ICU’s and CU’s have a lot of electrical “gear” in them. They are often “oxygen enriched” atmospheres making them a potential fire hazard. Bedding, clothes, gowns and the like can become saturated with oxygen, making them very flammable. You can’t use dry […]

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Target # 14

Description Questions from our distributors are being asked regarding the use of the Model 272 for Personal Computers (PC’s) and Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s). We have spoken with manufacturers of PCB’s and were told that water damage was not the primary concern, rather it was what is in the water that caused them to worry. […]

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Target # 1

Description “No brag, just fact!” – Will Sonnet Without getting into the advantages of a quality stored pressure fire extinguisher over a cartridge-operated type, Amerex Class D Model 570 stands above all others in the market. Class D hazards are very dangerous. They burn hot (2500° F for magnesium, even higher for other metals). Most […]

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Target # 2

Description In Target 570 #1, we talked about the extreme heat and toxic vapors that may be generated by a Class D fire. It is very important that the person using the Model 570 exercise an equally high level of caution, has appropriate personal protection, and is trained (see OSHA). Some protection is built into […]

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Target # 3

Description When discussing Class D hazards, it is often mentioned that the end-user has the option of just buying the agent and then using a scoop or shovel to apply it to the burning material. This is true in theory, however, consider these points: Using a scoop or a shovel puts the operator dangerously close […]

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Target # 4

Description Class D hazards vary widely in form and difficulty of extinguishment. Each combustible metal is different; each form that it is in presents different challenges (castings vs. dry turnings vs. wet turnings vs. powder vs. chips vs. shot vs. etc..) so that a repeatable, consistent way of rating these extinguishers according to fire fighting […]

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Target # 5

Description In Target 570 #3, we mentioned the advantages of using a hand portable listed for Class D hazards instead of using a scoop and pail. As Target #4 indicated, the ability to recommend the exact quantity of agent needed per pound of burning solid means that we need other fire fighting methods in our […]

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Target # 6

Description Here are some resources that you can use to find out more information about Class D hazards, agent selection, recommendations and requirements. 29 CFR Chapter XVII – 1910.57(6) NFPA 49 – Hazardous Chemicals Data NFPA 325 – Fire hazard properties of flammable liquids, gases and volatile solids NFPA 408 – Magnesium storage and handling […]

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Target # 7

Description Previously, we have discussed the advantages of using a portable Class D extinguisher instead of a pail and a scoop or shovel. We have outlined when and how to use extra agent so we can safely say, “extinguisher and pails together are OK, if you choose only one method make it an extinguisher”. But […]

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