Halon Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers Tacoma, Washington
Halon fire extinguishers are designed to interrupt the combustion process through chemical reactions suppressing, extinguishing or containing the fire in the process. Halon fire extinguishers aid in suppressing, containing or extinguishing Class A, B & C Fires in Tacoma, Washington. [right: Halon Fire Extinguishers Brochure by Amerex]
The primary advantage of halogenated agents has been the lack of clean up required after using the agent. Halon fire extinguishers are used to supplement fire protection systems in airport & aircraft hangars, jet engines, data centers, computer rooms, server rooms, electronic room, control rooms, library, museum, military bases, military vehicles, armored vehicles, marine or naval ships where suppression or containment of specific fire hazards may be necessary with less to clean after incidents and to prevent damage to electronics, appliances or equipment in Tacoma, Washington. [left: Wheeled Unit Stored Pressure High Performance Halon Fire Extinguishers Owners Manual no. 05606 by Amerex]
"Many of these halogenated agents, halon 1301 and 1211 specifically, are identified as ozone-depleting agents and are subject to control under the Montreal Protocol and other Federal requirements. NFPA 10 and 12A have specific requirements for reclaiming these agents and preventing their release into the atmosphere under non-fire conditions. For more information on how to accomplish this consult the manufacturer’s service, maintenance and recharge manual for the equipment and agent involved."
"Since the ratification of the Montreal Protocol, alternatives to Halon 1301 and Halon 1211 have been sought. Various proprietary blends of gases are available on the market. For “streaming agents” (those used in portable fire extinguishers), there are two popular agents in use at this time - FE-36 and Halotron I. Both of these agents extinguish fires primarily through cooling. For “flooding agents” (those used in total flood systems) there are a variety of agents used at this time. See NFPA 2001 for more information on the available “flooding” agents, their names and physical properties." US DOT FAA Advisory Letter Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Systems, EPA Halons and Their Substitutes, Friends of the Earth's Ozone Protection Campaign - Developing A Comprehensive Halon Recovery Program | National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NIST Addressing The Need For Halon Replacement
Halon Fire Extinguisher Service
Fire Extinguishers Tacoma, Washington
Halon fire extinguishers should be serviced according to manufacturer specifications, Federal, OSHA, State, NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers or municipal fire code in Tacoma, Washington.
[Halon Fire Extinguisher Stored Pressure, Amerex Owners Service Manual no. 05604 (Right) ]
By shopping licensed, authorized, qualified and factory trained fire extinguisher companies in Tacoma, Washington 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 halon portable, wheeled or fixed unit fire extinguishers.
Class A extinguishers are used on fires involving ordinary combustibles, such as wood, cloth, and paper.
Class B extinguishers are used on fires involving liquids, greases, and gases. Class C extinguishers are used on fires involving energized electrical equipment.
|Class C extinguishers are used on fires involving energized electrical equipment.
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 Tacoma, Washington.
Annual inspections and certification tags should be completed by factory authorized, manufacturer certified fire extinguisher companies actively licensed in Tacoma, Washington.
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 Tacoma, Washington should be performed by actively licensed, manufacturer certified and/or NAFED certified fire extinguisher companies in Tacoma, Washington.
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, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11.) 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.