Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service
Fire Extinguishers Inspections
A fire extinguisher is your first line of defense in keeping commercial buildings and occupants safe in the event of a fire.
If your fire extinguisher isn’t properly inspected or maintained, you’re putting your property and lives at risk of fire damage!
Fireworx can service your fire extinguishers to ensure that they are ready for use in any emergency. During an inspection, our highly trained technicians perform routine fire extinguisher tests that check how well your extinguisher would operate in an emergency situation.
We Supply, Install and Service all Fire Extinguishers
- Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers
- Water Fire Extinguishers
- Aqua Mist Fire Extinguishers
- Powder Fire Extinguishers
- Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Any commercially occupied area, whether building or storage yard, is required to have fire extinguishers protecting it. If you don’t know where or how many fire extinguishers you may need for your business our experienced technicians can help you in doing Fire Risk Assessment and developing a fire protection plan regarding the number and fire extinguisher placement in accordance with NFPA 10 and local and state codes.
- Annual Inspections – NFPA 10 and your local jurisdiction require annual fire extinguisher inspections.
- 6-Year Maintenance – The fire extinguisher is broken down and checked for damage. The “O” ring and gaskets are replaced and the extinguisher is recharged.
- Schedule a Fire Extinguisher Inspection
Hydro-test – Every 12 years the fire extinguisher is tested for defects. If the cylinder passes it is recharged and put back in service. (Required every 5 years for some units.)The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires annual fire extinguisher inspections to help ensure it will be operable in the event of a fire emergency. Along with annual inspections, you should consider monthly fire extinguisher inspections that will help you notice if you need to schedule maintenance or repair!
We provide prompt and reliable commercial fire extinguisher inspection, repair and service.
Just having a fire extinguisher isn’t enough to ensure the safety of your people and property. An astounding 30%* of portable fire extinguishers in the workplace are not in good working order. And just because yours has an updated inspection tag doesn’t mean it’s ready for an emergency.
Make sure that you’re ready by working with a company you can trust. We don’t take shortcuts, and we don’t take chances with your safety.
We do offer all types of portable fire extinguishers from quality manufacturers such as Amerex, Ansul, and Badger. We also do a lot more: our fire protection specialists review your facility to match type, size, and placement of fire extinguishers to your needs and to national fire protection standards.
Placing fire extinguishers is only the start. We are a full service fire safety company, so get in touch for more information on how we can help you keep your building up to code. *From NFPA.org
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Types of Fire Extinguishers
NFPA 10 is the standard for portable re extinguishers. It provides the minimum requirements to ensure portable fire extinguishers will work as intended to provide a rst line of defense against res of limited size.
Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers
CO2 fire extinguishers protect electrical equipment without leaving residue. They can also be used on petrol and oil. Make sure, however, that you never use them on cooking fat fires.
Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers extinguish fire by taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle and also be removing the heat with a very cold discharge.
Carbon dioxide can be used on Class B & C fires. They are usually ineffective on Class A fires.
Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers
ABC dry powder fire extinguishers can also be safely used on fires involving flammable solids, liquids, and gases as well as those involving electrical equipment. However, you need to be careful with the monoammonium phosphate in the extinguisher, as it can corrode surfaces.
Dry Powder extinguishers are similar to dry chemical except that they extinguish the fire by separating the fuel from the oxygen element or by removing the heat element of the fire triangle.
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Wet chemical fire extinguishers are best for cooking oil or fat fires because they carry the K class rating. These extinguisher types smother and cool flammable cooking fat to eliminate the risk of re-igniting.
Wet chemical of Class K extinguishers were developed for modern, high efficiency deep fat fryers in commercial cooking operations. Some may also be used on Class A fires in commercial kitchens.
Water Fire Extinguishers
Water fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by taking away the heat element of the fire triangle. Foam agents also separate the oxygen element from the other elements.
Water extinguishers are for Class A fires only – they should not be used on Class B or C fires. The discharge stream could spread the flammable liquid in a Class B fire or could create a shock hazard on a Class C fire.
Foam Fire Extinguishers
Foam fire extinguishers offer Class A and Class B (flammable liquid) fire extinguishing capabilities. Foam fire extinguishers are often equipped with spray nozzles to improve fire safety, especially where the foam may accidentally spray on electrical appliances.
Foam fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by taking away the heat element of the fire triangle. Foam agents also separate the oxygen element from the other elements.
ABC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Dry Chemical fire extinguishers extinguish the fire primarily by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire triangle.
Today’s most widely used type of fire extinguisher is the multipurpose dry chemical that is effective on Class A, B, and C fires. This agent also works by creating a barrier between the oxygen element and the fuel element on Class A fires.
Ordinary dry chemical is for Class B & C fires only.
Clean Agent Fire Extinguishers
Halogenated or Clean Agent extinguishers include the halon agents as well as the newer and less ozone depleting halocarbon agents. They extinguish the fire by interrupting the chemical reaction and/or removing heat from the fire triangle.
Clean agent extinguishers are effective on Class A, B and C fires. Smaller sized handheld extinguishers are not large enough to obtain a 1A rating and may carry only a Class B and C rating.
Class K Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are used to extinguish Class F type fires which invole cooking oils and deep fat fryers. The types of risks that a Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher would be used to cover are Class A which is wood, cardboard, paper, straw, textiles, coal, sugar, solid plastics, rubber, furniture, etc. Class B which is flammable liquids, petrol, oils etc and Class F which is cooking oils and deep fat fryers.
Know which fire extinguisher to use in which situation!
Using the incorrect agent can allow the fire to re-ignite after apparently being extinguished succesfully.
Types of Fire
Not all fires are the same. Per NFPA 10, burning may be classified into one or more of the following fire classes and your fire protection specialist will select the right fire extinguisher size and agent for the hazard.
Class A Fires
Class A fires are fires in ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber, and many plastics.
Class B Fires
Class B fires are fires in flammable liquids such as gasoline, petroleum greases, tars, oils, oil-based paints, solvents, alcohols. Class B fires also include flammable gases such as propane and butane. Class B fires do not include fires involving cooking oils and grease.
Class C Fires
Class C fires are fires involving energized electical equipment such as computers, servers, motors, transformers, and appliances. Remove the power and the Class C fire becomes one of the other classes of fire.
Class D Fires
Class D fires are fires in combustible metals such as magnesium, titanium, zirconium, sodium, lithium, and potassium.
Class K Fires
Class K fires are fires in cooking oils and greases such as animal and vegetable fats.
Know which fire you are dealing with!
Some types of fire extinguishing agents can be used on more than one class of fire. Others have warnings where it would be dangerous for the operator to use on a particular fire extinguishing agent.
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