Fire Extinguishers

There are many different types of fire extinguishers available, each designed to protect against certain fires. Smiths Fire services and sells all types of fire extinguishers for any hazard. Call or visit our office our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you in determining what type of portable fire extinguisher is right for you.

The following information will also help you better understand the different classes and types.


HAND PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

ABC or Multi-Purpose extinguishers utilize a specially fluidized and siliconized mono ammonium phosphate dry chemical. It chemically insulates Class A fires by melting at approximately 350°F and coats surface to which it is applied. It smothers and breaks the chain reaction of Class B fires and will not conduct electricity back to the operator.

ABC Dry Chemical

Class ABC

ABC or Multi-Purpose extinguishers utilize a specially fluidized and siliconized mono ammonium phosphate dry chemical. It chemically insulates Class A fires by melting at approximately 350°F and coats surface to which it is applied. It smothers and breaks the chain reaction of Class B fires and will not conduct electricity back to the operator.

Regular Dry Chemical

Class BC

REGULAR extinguishers contain a siliconized sodium bicarbonate based dry chemical with free flowing and non-caking additives. Economical Class B & C protection with lower initial cost and recharging. This chemical smothers fires in flammable liquids and pressurized gases and will not conduct electricity back to the operator.

Purple K

Class BC 

PURPLE K extinguishers contain specially fluidized and siliconized potassium bicarbonate dry chemical which is particularly effective on Class B flammable liquids and pressurized gases. It is electrically non-conductive. Purple K has been the choice of oil, gas, chemical and utilities industries as the preferred fire-fighting agent.

Carbon Dioxide CO2

Class BC

CARBON DIOXIDE is discharged as a white cloud of “snow” which smothers a fire by eliminating oxygen. It is effective for Class B flammable liquids and is electrically non-conductive. Carbon Dioxide is a clean, non-contaminating, odorless gas.

Clean Agent

Class BC

 Clean Agent such as HALON 1211 and HALATRON is a liquefied gas, pressurize , which discharges as a vapor causing no cold or static shock and no impairment of the operator’s vision.

Water

Class A

Water - Model 240 utilizes the cooling, soaking, and penetrating effect of a 45-55 foot stream of WATER. The 55-second discharge time makes it very effective for inexperienced operators for use on Class A fires.

Wet Chemical

Class K

WET CHEMICAL extinguishers are the best restaurant kitchen appliance hand-portable fire extinguishers you can purchase. Each model utilizes a specially blended potassium acetate base agent and has been tested and approved by UL for restaurant kitchen hazard .

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