Don Brenton’s Fire Protection is a distributor/representative for a number fire equipment companies, including Strike First, Amerex, and Pyrene. We stock a complete line of portable fire extinguishers and wheeled units in various sizes.
Types of Extinguishers
- Carbon Dioxide: Wheeled and Portable Units Available
- ABC Dry Chemical: Wheeled, Portable, Fixed and Skid Mounted Available
- Purple K & BC Dry Chemical: Wheeled, Portable, Fixed and Skid Mounted Available
- Pressurized Water
- Pressurized Wet Chemical (Class K)
- Pressurized FFFP Foam
- Water Mist
- Clean Agents
BC Dry Chemical
Contains a siliconized sodium bicarbonate and is suitable for use on all types of flammable liquid and gas fires (Class B) and fires involving energized electrical equipment (Class C). They are particularly effective on fires in common cooking oils and deep fat fryers, interacting to form a layer of soap which hampers re-ignition of hot greases. BC extinguishers are not recommend for use on ordinary combustibles (Class A fires).
Multi-Purpose (ABC) Dry Chemical
Contains a siliconized mono-ammonium phosphate and is similar to regular dry chemical in its effect on Class B and Class C fires. Unlike other dry chemicals, ABC powder does have a considerable extinguishing effect on Class A materials. ABC extinguishers should not be used on deep fat fryers nor on computers and other delicate electronic equipment.
Special Application Extinguishers
- Class K – Used for the protection of commercial cooking media (grease & fats). Agent in these units is Potassium Acetate mixed with water.
- Purple K – Potassium bicarbonate based dry chemical; preferred extinguisher of the oil, gas, chemical and utilities industry.
- Class D Agents – Used exclusively for extinguishing metal fires involving magnesium, sodium, potassium, lithium, and uranium.
- Foam – Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) and Film Forming Fluoroprotein (FFFP) used for Class A and Class B fires.
- Wheeled Units – Extra large capacity wheeled extinguishers, used to protect airports, parking facilities and hazardous industrial process.
Contents are discharged as a white cloud of “snow” which smothers fire by eliminating its oxygen. It is effective for Class B flammable liquid fires and is electrically non-conductive, making it suitable for certain Class C electrical fires. Carbon Dioxide is a clean, non-contaminating, odorless gas, which can be used on clothing, delicate electronics, equipment, valuable documents or food.
Extinguishers typically contain clean agents (non-conductive, non-residue forming chemicals). These agents are stored as a liquid and discharged under pressure as a vapor, causing no cold or static shock. These units extinguish fire by chemically interacting and are well suited for Class B and Class C fires. Class A ratings are available in larger sizes. Used in protection of computer equipment, office areas, clean rooms and record areas.
Pressurized Water Extinguishers
Typically contains a 2-1/2 gallon charge of pressurized water, which can develop a stream in excess of 30 feet. For use on Class A Fires only,these units extinguish by cooling, soaking and penetrating solid combustible hazards. Pressurized water units should never be used to fight flammable liquid fires (Class B) or electrical fires (Class C). **Anti-freeze (“Loaded Stream”) may be added for use in cold applications.
The Five (5) Classes of Fire
- Class A — Ordinary Combustibles (eg. Wood, Rubber, Paper, Many Plastics, Fabrics)
- Class B — Flammable Liquids & Gases (eg. Gasoline, Oils, Grease, Paint, Lacquer, Tar)
- Class C — Energized Electrical Equipment (eg. Wiring, Panels, Generators, Switches, Motors, Appliances)
- Class D — Combustible Metals & Combustible Metal Alloys
- Class K — Combustible Cooking Media Cooking oils and greases (vegetable oil, animal fat)