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Tech Tips # 31

Description The first of the wet chemical extinguishers are coming up for their first hydrostatic test, and as part of that procedure Amerex is recommending a complete maintenance/teardown. The following items are of particular interest: 1. We are hearing isolated reports that the agent sometimes changes color and becomes a light green/blue color. The color [...]

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Tech Tips # 32

Description NFPA-10 2013 EDITION & CLASS K EXTINGUISHERS

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Tech Tips # 34

Description Since November 21, 1994 – the effective date for UL 300, only wet chemical systems have been manufactured with UL Listings for protection of commercial cooking operations. Shortly afterwards, a TIA (Tentative Interim Amendment) was issued for the 1994 Edition of NFPA 10 allowing the use of wet chemical extinguishers in lieu of 40B:C [...]

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Tech Tips # 35

Description DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (D.O.T.) DOCUMENT HM-220D

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Tech Tips # 36

Description Amerex was assigned exemption E-8886 by the Research & Special Projects Administration of the U. S. Department of Transportation on November 23, 1982. The exemption extended the requalification (retest) interval of low pressure specification cylinders (4B, 4B240ET and 4BW) used as fire extinguishers from 5 years to 12 years. The exemption was active until [...]

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Tech Tips # 37

Description The Department of Transportation exemption E-11372 expired on February 28, 2005. Amerex Corporation has not requested renewal of the exemption because all of the provisions of E-11372 are now included in 49CFR180.213©(1) and 180.209(j). The provisions of 49CFR180.213©(1) and 180.209(j) allow the use of a pressure sensitive, non-transferable label for marking hydrotest information on [...]

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Target # 1

Description Imagine the problems with theft, vandalism, and clean up caused by dry chemical extinguishers in public schools. Have you thought about how some of the problems can be solved by the Models B270NM and 272NM? The spray wand takes the “fun” out of using it as a very large water pistol. It makes less [...]

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Target # 2

Description In Amerex Tech Tip #5 we discussed the problems associated with using ABC Dry Chemical on these chemicals. If you read the Tech Tip (enclosed) you will also see that in most cases WATER SPRAY is the preferred agent. Until the advent of the Model 272, a regular water extinguisher such as our Model [...]

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Target # 3

Description Amerex has just released a video on the Model 272. In the video you will see: Live fire scenes using: A UL 2A crib A tire fire A wood chip pile Scenes of the plant: Manufacturing Q.A. Shipping Engineering Assembly Scenes from some of the fire schools that we have conducted Various tests Use [...]

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Target # 4

Description We aren’t really familiar with all of the latest advancements in technology (no personal experience – yet) when it comes to these facilities, but we do know that formaldehyde and formaldehyde solutions are often used or present. Because it is a water soluble (water miscible) Class B hazard water spray is listed in NFPA [...]

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