Class K Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers Chicago, Illinois
Class K wet chemical fire extinguishers are designed to aid in suppressing, containing or extinguishing fires that involve combustible cooking vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats by discharging an ultra cooling fine mist to prevent flash from grease splash in efforts to extinguish fire in Chicago, Illinois.
Class K wet chemical fire extinguishers are used to supplement fire protection systems in restaurants, commercial kitchens, marine & naval kitchens and home kitchens generally placed near high temperature cooking appliances, ovens, deep fat fryers near or around food items, Chicago, Illinois.
All cooking media, be it animal or vegetable, liquids or solids, contain saturated fats or free fatty acids. When an alkaline-based extinguishing agent is applied to the heated saturated fats, a reaction occurs called “saponification.” The reaction forms a soapy foam on top of the surface that smothers the fire and contains the flammable vapors and the hot cooking medium. Both the dry chemical agents and the wet chemical agents (being alkaline based) will cause the same reaction. The wet chemical, being applied as a fine mist, has the added advantage of cooling the cooking medium and lowering the temperature, making the wet chemical agents more effective. Since UL 300 was made effective, only wet chemical systems comply with the new test criteria. FEMA Class K fire extinguishers placards.
Class K Fire Extinguisher Service
Fire Extinguishers Chicago, Illinois
Class K fire extinguishers should be serviced according to manufacturer specifications, Federal, OSHA, State, NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers or municipal fire code in Chicago, Illinois.
[Class K Fire Extinguisher Wet Chemical Stored Pressure, Amerex Owners Service Manual no. 13259 Model B260/B262 (Right) ]
By shopping licensed, authorized, qualified and factory trained fire extinguisher companies in Chicago, Illinois you may obtain estimates that will detail the costs to install, service, repair, test, inspect, maintain, annual tags & certifications, (6) six year inspections, refill, recharge or replacement of Class K portable, wheeled or fixed unit fire extinguishers.
Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment
Fire Extinguishers Chicago, Illinois
1.1 These requirements cover the performance during fire tests of pre-engineered fire extinguishing system units intended for the protection of commercial cooking equipment for restaurants, cafeterias and other similar venues. For installation requirements, see the following documents: NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems; NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations; and NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems. Note that local authorities having jurisdiction should be consulted prior to installation.
1.2 Pre-engineered fire extinguishing system units, agents, or both are required to comply also with the requirements for construction and performance as applicable to specific types, designs, sizes, and arrangements; and all such additional requirements which apply are not within the scope of these requirements for fire tests.
1.3 The term "product" as used in this standard refers to all fire extinguishing systems or any part thereof covered by the requirements unless specifically noted otherwise.
Class K fire extinguishers are generally installed in commercial kitchens, restaurants, marine or naval kitchens and/or occupancies that include areas used for cooking with combustible cooking vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in deep fat fryers, ovens, broilers, cook tops, grills, bar-b-que, etc...
Class K fire extinguishers are intended for use on fires that involve vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances. These extinguishers are generally found in commercial kitchens, such as those found in restaurants, cafeterias, and caterers. Class K extinguishers are now finding their way into the residential market for use in kitchens.
NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control
Employees & Personnel operating any portable, wheeled or fixed unit fire extinguisher should complete a Qualified Fire Extinguisher Training Class.
Fire extinguishers will generally have a pressure gauge to notify you when it requires a refill and recharge of the extinguishers contents so that it may be ready and operational for use to extinguish fires in Chicago, Illinois.
Annual inspections and certification tags should be completed by factory authorized, manufacturer certified fire extinguisher companies actively licensed in Chicago, Illinois.
Fire Extinguishers will require service, maintenance and repair to remain fully operational at all times.
- Hydrostatic Tests
- Annual Inspections
The services performed on installed fire extinguishers in Chicago, Illinois should be performed by actively licensed, manufacturer certified and/or NAFED certified fire extinguisher companies in Chicago, Illinois.
The additional certifications aid in determining levels of knowledge, experience and professional courtesy when deciding which fire extinguisher company you'll choose to work with.
Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers
1.1* Scope. The provisions of this standard apply to the selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, and testing of portable extinguishing equipment. A.1.1 Many fires are small at origin and can be extinguished by the use of portable fire extinguishers. Notification of the fire department as soon as a fire is discovered is strongly recommended. This alarm should not be delayed by awaiting results of the application of portable fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers can represent an important segment of any overall fire protection program. However, their successful functioning depends upon the following conditions having been met: (1) The fire extinguisher is located in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 6 and is in working order. (2) The fire extinguisher is of the correct type for a fire that can occur. (3) The fire is discovered while still small enough for the fire extinguisher to be effective. (4) The fire is discovered by a person ready, willing, and able to use the fire extinguisher. Fixed systems are covered by the following NFPA standards: (1) NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam (2) NFPA 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems (3) NFPA 12A, Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems (4) NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (5) NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems (6) NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection (7) NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems (8) NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems (9) NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems (10) NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations (11) NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems (12) NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems 1.1.1 Portable fire extinguishers are intended as a first line of defense to cope with fires of limited size. 1.1.2 The selection and installation of extinguishers is independent of whether the building is equipped with automatic sprinklers, standpipe and hose, or other fixed protection equipment. (See 5.5.5, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, and 126.96.36.199.) 1.1.3 The requirements given herein are minimum. 1.1.4 The requirements do not apply to permanently installed systems for fire extinguishment, even where portions of such systems are portable (such as hose and nozzles attached to a fixed supply of extinguishing agent).
Beginning in 1971, Amerex Corporation has grown to become the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of hand portable and wheeled extinguishers for commercial and industrial applications.
With the introduction of state-of the-art gas detection systems along with pre-engineered fire suppression systems for vehicles, commercial cooking operations and paint spray booths, Amerex has earned a reputation for excellence in the fire protection industry.
- 6 Year Warranty
- Stored Pressure Design
- Dependable Drawn Steel Cylinders
- Durable High Gloss Polyester Powder Paint
- All Metal Valve Construction
- Brass Valve - Heavy Duty
- Chrome Plated Brass Valve Body
- Stainless Steel Handle & Lever
- Aluminum Valve - Light to Medium Duty
- Anodized Aluminum Valve Body
- Anodized Aluminum Handle & Lever
- Temperature Range -65°F to 120°F
- Easy and More Economical to Maintain and Service
- Large Loop Pull Pin (Easy to Use)
- Bar Coded and Bilingual Labels
Option USCG Approved with Bracket Listed on UL Label
Amerex Fire Extinguishers - Instructions for Use
Amerex manufactures a wide variety of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers, both “compliance” (code required) and “specialty” types. “Specialty” type extinguishers are intended for use on particular types of hazards, so careful attention should be made to locating them in close proximity to the specific hazard they are meant to protect. It is natural for a person to use the extinguisher located nearest to a fire. The most current issue of NFPA-10 should be consulted for minimum recommended fire extinguisher types, placement and travel distances.
Your local Amerex Fire Equipment Distributor is professionally qualified and equipped to help you evaluate and implement these recommendations. Two new classifications have been added recently – Class A:C (Amerex Water Mist fire extinguishers) and Class A : K (Amerex Wet Chemical extinguishers). All picture symbols are detailed below and should be reviewed with all who might be expected to use a fire extinguisher. Everyone should be familiar with these picture symbols which identify the types of fires on which they may be used. The International sign symbol diagonal red slash indicates a potential danger if the extinguisher is used on that particular type of fire. Absence of a type symbol means only that the extinguisher is not recommended as particularly effective for that classification of fire.
All Amerex extinguishers are furnished with a detailed “Owners Manual” containing valuable information. The manual contains general information on the installation, use and maintenance of the extinguisher. The extinguisher nameplate (label) contains information specific to “HOW TO USE” the particular extinguisher. The label instructions vary slightly according to type and size. All potential operators should be totally familiar with the instructions on any extinguisher they might be required to use.