Description NFPA 10 Para. 4-1.4 – Maintenance, servicing and recharging shall be performed by persons having available the appropriate servicing manual (s), the proper types of tools, recharge materials, lubricants and manufacturer’s recommended replacement parts or parts listed for use in the extinguisher.
Description Each year during the cold weather months we (and probably all other manufacturers of Stored Pressure fire extinguishers) experience a rash of complaints about “leakers.” Usually it turns out that the extinguishers have been subjected to abnormally cold temperatures in transit. Most if not all extinguishers are filled and pressurized at 68-70 degrees F. [...]
Description Class D fires involve combustible metals or metallic alloy elements with combustible metal components. Some of the better known combustible metals with a record of fire involvement include magnesium, titanium, zirconium, sodium, potassium, lithium and zinc. To be effective on any type of Class D fire, the extinguishing agent must suppress the fire without [...]
Description SELECTION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR FIRES INVOLVING OXIDIZERS (SWIMMING POOL CHEMICALS)
Description WARNING: NEVER LEAVE CARBON DIOXIDE TRAPPED IN A WHEELED CO2 EXTINGUISHER HOSE ASSEMBLY. Amerex Wheeled Carbon Dioxide extinguishers are equipped with a shut-off at the extinguisher horn. If the horn shut-off is closed before the extinguisher cylinder valve is shut off, CO2 gas will be trapped in the hose assembly. The CO2 gas can [...]