Learning Center

Target # 5

Description Similar to problems in hospitals, these facilities are concerned about respiratory problems and fire extinguisher training. Many of these facilities require periodic “hands on” Fire extinguisher training for employees. Why use a flammable liquid in depth prop (pan fire) for this training when the most likely incident will involve fabrics, paper or other Class […]

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Target # 6

Description For those of you who haven’t seen Amerex’s Tech Tip #14, it is attached for your review. While this Tech Tip was written for the Model 260/262 Wet Chemical extinguisher, the same UL test and principle applies to the Model 272. The Model 272 was subjected to and passed the same “Class C” listing […]

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Target # 7

Description In all of the sales literature you have seen and in previous TARGET sheets, you have heard us explain why the Model 270/272/B270NM/B272NM is the PREFERRED AGENT/EXTINGUISHER COMBINATION for health care facilities and hospitals. Why should this concept only apply to those facilities that deal with homo sapiens? Pets and pet owners make up […]

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Target # 9

Description The Model 272 is designed to make the most efficient use of water. Smaller droplet sizes in the discharge pattern mean that the water will absorb more BTU’s (British Thermal Units) than a solid stream, cooling the fire faster. For years, people have been instructed to put their finger over the nozzle of our […]

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Target # 10

Description In “Target” #9 we talked about the more efficient use of water that is incorporated into the design of the Model 272. Another application for the Model 272 and its fine spray pattern is large laundry facilities. Historically, large laundry facilities have a problem with lint fires occurring in the drying process. These fires […]

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Target # 11

Description No health department will allow the use of food that has had either dry chemical or halon fire extinguisher agent discharged onto it. The Model 272 has several advantages that other extinguishers do not: the controlled application with little splattering or “over spray”, a wand to get to hard to reach places and an […]

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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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