Types of Extinguishers
Regular Dry Chemical extinguishers are usually rated for multiple purpose use. These units contain special extinguishing agents which smother and break the chain reaction on Class B fires, fuses and insulate Class A fires, and as a non-conductor of electricity, is effective on Class C fires. See our ABC fire extinguishers by clicking the button below.
Halotron I extinguishers, like carbon dioxide units, are "clean agents" that leave no residue after discharge. Halotron I is less damaging to the Earth's ozone layer than Halon 1211 (which was banned by international agreements starting in 1994). This "clean agent" discharges as a liquid, has high visibility during discharge, does not cause thermal or static shock, leaves no residue and is non-conducting. These properties make it ideal for computer rooms, clean rooms, telecommunications equipment, and electronics. These superior properties of Halotron I come at a higher cost relative to carbon dioxide. See our clean agent fire extinguishers by clicking the button below.
Wet Chemical units are designed specifically for kitchen grease fire hazards and meet the new K Class listing now required for all extinguishers installed in restaurant kitchens. They contain a special agent which leaves no chemical residue to clean up. See our Wet Chemical fire extinguishers by clicking the button below.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) extinguishers are most effective on Class B and C (liquids and electrical) fires. Since the gas disperses quickly, these extinguishers are only effective from 3 to 8 feet. The carbon dioxide is stored as a compressed liquid in the extinguisher; as it expands, it cools the surrounding air. The cooling will often cause ice to form around the “horn” where the gas is expelled from the extinguisher. Since the fire could re-ignite, continue to apply the agent even after the fire appears to be out. See our Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers by clicking the button below.
Water Mist units are designed for use whenever there is a Class A hazard near electrical equipment and the environment is of paramount concern. The extinguishing agent is de-ionized water, and the wand provides greatest operator safety. There is no risk of electrical conductivity or thermal or static shock. Ideal for use in health care, data processing, telecommunication, and clean room facilities. See our Water Mist fire extinguishers by clicking the button below.
Water and Foam extinguishers contain water and compressed gas and should only be used on Class A (ordinary combustibles) fires. These extinguishers are ideally suited for all industrial and commercial applications, where easy to use, positive on-off operation is important. Water is used as an extinguishing agent, making it highly effective on deep seated Class A fires. See our Water and Foam fire extinguishers by clicking the button below.
Fire Extinguisher Cabinets
Our Fire Extinguisher Cabinets are designed to be adapted to various wall applications. They can be ordered surface mount, semi-recessed or fully recessed. Most models use the same inside cabinet with different door styles added to the cabinet. Semi-recessed and fully recessed models also have a trim package that is added to the cabinet. Fire-Rated Option available for Fire Extinguisher Cabinets, Fire Department Valve, and Fire Hose Cabinets. See our CATO cabinets or Larsens custom fire extinguisher cabinets