Call All Florida Fire Equipment at 727-525-5950 for all of your fire extinguisher service needs.
We service all types of portable fire extinguisher including but not limited to ABC, BC, Water, Class K, Water Mist, Clean Agent, C02, Halon, Halotron, Clean Guard, AFFF, and Class D
1. Fire Extinguisher Types
Fire extinguishers are a crucial means of protection that can control fires and prevent them from spreading excessively. Portable fire extinguishers are convenient to use at the onset of a fire. Fire extinguishers are suitable for any facility including offices, apartment buildings, homes and restaurants and are classified by type. Extinguishing agents are categorized according to the type of fire they put out and are marked by specific symbols.
Class A Fire Extinguishers: These put out fires that begin on combustible material including paper, wood, rubber, cloth and various types of plastics.
Class B Fire Extinguishers: These are used against fires produced by flammable liquids including grease, oil, gasoline and oil-based paints.
Class C Fire Extinguishers: These are used to control fires that are caused by electrical equipment including tools and appliances.
Class D Fire Extinguishers: These are used in industrial situations on flammable metals and must be used according to the specific type of metal.
Class K Fire Extinguishers: These are designed for use during fires caused by vegetable oils, animal oils and other fats used in cooking equipment. Class K extinguishers are used in commercial kitchens including restaurants, cafeterias and catering facilities. They can also be used in residential kitchens.
All Florida Fire Equipment distributes new Buckeye, Amerex, Badger and Ansul fire extinguishers throughout the Tampa Bay Area. These are all commercial grade fire extinguishers that meet the NFPA 10 standards and codes. Before you buy extinguishers from these large corporate stores take a look at what they have mounted on their walls compared to what they are selling, they do not even trust the brands they are selling to protect themselves.
What are the inspection and maintenance requirements for FIRE EXTINGUISHERS?
All types of extinguishers should be inspected at least once a year. The extinguisher is checked to make sure it has proper pressure (gauge in green or proper cartridge weight), has the correct volume of extinguishing agent (tech weighs it), is within the required hydrotest and internal maintenance intervals, is in good condition and all external parts are serviceable. Often, dry chemical and dry powder types are hit on the bottom with a rubber mallet to make sure the powder is free-flowing, which is called "fluffing" the powder. The tech will then attach a new tamper seal around the pin and a yearly service tag.
Internal Maintenance/Six year maintenance/Recharge:
• Water - every 5 years
• Foam - every 5 years
• Wet chemical & CO2 - every 5 years
• Dry chemical - every 6 years
• Halon and clean agents - every 5 years.
The extinguisher is emptied of its chemical and pressure to check for proper operation. All components are disassembled, inspected, cleaned, lubricated, or replaced if defective. Liquid agents are replaced at this time, dry agents may be re-used if in good condition, halon is recovered and re-used, but CO2 is discharged into the atmosphere. The extinguisher is then re-filled and recharged, after a "verification of service" collar is placed around the cylinder neck. It is impossible to properly install or remove a collar without depressurizing the extinguisher.
Note: Cartridge-operated extinguishers should be visually examined, but do not require a verification of service collar.
The agent is emptied and depressurized and the valve is removed. After a thorough internal and external visual inspection, the cylinder is filled with water, placed inside a safety cage, and pressurized to the specified test pressure (varies with the type, age, and cylinder material) for the specified time period. If no failure, bulges, or leaks are detected, the cylinder passes. The cylinder is then emptied of water and thoroughly dried. CO2 types have the test date, company's ID, etc. stamped on the cylinder, all other types get a sticker on the back of the cylinder. Once dry, the units are recharged.
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