What Wheeled Fire Extinguisher Do I Need for My Business?

What Wheeled Fire Extinguisher Do I Need for My Business?

What Wheeled Fire Extinguisher Do I Need for My Business?Having the appropriate fire safety equipment for your particular type and location of business is integral to your overall safety program. There are myriad fire extinguisher models of varying types, meaning the specific types fires an extinguisher is designed to effectively combat, and sizes, indicative of the amount of extinguishing agent contained in the fire extinguisher.

Wheeled fire extinguishers types come in A, B, C, D, and K class fire extinguishing capability. The classification of fire indicates the type of fuel that is burning. For example:

  • Class A: wood, paper, plastics, cloth, trash
  • Class B: flammable liquids – oil, gasoline, flammable gases, grease, and acetone
  • Class C: electrical fires, including energized electrical equipment fires
  • Class D: metal fires – magnesium, sodium, potassium and sodium-potassium alloys
  • Class K: cooking oil fires

Obviously, wheeled fire extinguishers, as compared to hand-portable fire extinguishers, are designed for fighting larger scale fires and as such, have unique characteristics that enable effective use in that setting.

Wheeled fire extinguishers are the fire safety equipment of choice for many large scale commercial and industrial settings. Examples include building/construction sites, chemical plants, refineries, storage facilities, laboratories, ship docks, and off shore facilities. More and more they are being used in other settings like horse stables and large entertainment venues. These larger facilities require an immediate way to combat early stage fires.

The requirement for a greater fire extinguishing capacity mandates a much larger tank, and the larger the tank the greater the weight of the fire extinguishers. The fire extinguishing agent capacity of wheeled fire extinguisher units are typically from 50 lbs. to 350 lbs. and can weight up to 800 or more total pounds. However, the wheeled fire extinguishers must be mobile and rapidly transported by a single person. Special features that make this possible require the extinguishers be designed with a broad base of support that includes a proper weight distribution, large semi-pneumatic rubber wheels or very large diameter steel wheels and unique handle positioning to ensure easily handling and maneuverability. Also important are extinguishes with higher flow rates, a greater distance of discharge of agent, and longer discharge time.

Below are wheeled fire extinguishers by extinguishing agent offered by OnlineSafetyDepot.com.

Class ABC Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

50MB ABC (Badger)

A-50-SP ABC (Buckeye)

OS A-50-SP ABC (Buckeye Offshore)

150MB ABC (Badger)

A-150-SP ABC (Buckeye)

A-150-RG ABC (Buckeye)

A-150-RG-36 ABC (Buckeye)

A-150-RG-36R ABC (Buckeye)

A-150-PT ABC (Buckeye)

A-350-RG (Buckeye)

A-350-RG-R (Buckeye)

A-350-PT (Buckeye)

A-350-PT-R (Buckeye)

OS A-150-SP ABC (Buckeye Offshore)

OS A-150-PT ABC (Buckeye Offshore)

OS A-150-RG ABC “31360”(Buckeye Offshore)

OS A-150-RG ABC “31470”(Buckeye Offshore)

OS A-150-RG ABC “31480”(Buckeye Offshore)

OS A-350-PT “32180”ABC (Buckeye Offshore)

OS A-350-PT “32190” ABC (Buckeye Offshore)

OS A-350-RG “32160” ABC (Buckeye Offshore)

OS A-350-RG “32170” ABC (Buckeye Offshore)


Purple K
Wheeled Fire Extinguisher

50LB Purple K (Badger)

K-50-SP Purple K (Buckeye)

OS K-50-SP Purple K (Buckeye Offshore)

150PB Purple K (Badger)

K-150-SP Purple K (Buckeye)

K-150-RG Purple K (Buckeye)

K-150-RG-36 Purple K (Buckeye)

K-150-RG-36R Purple K (Buckeye)

 K-150-PT Purple K (Buckeye)

OS K-150-SP Purple K (Buckeye Offshore)

OS K-150-PT Purple K (Buckeye Offshore)

OS K-150-RG Purple K (Buckeye Offshore)

OS K-150-RG Purple K “31570” (Buckeye Offshore)

OS K-150-RG Purple K “31580” (Buckeye Offshore)

OS K-350-PT “32380” Purple K (Buckeye Offshore)

OS K-350-PT “32390” Purple K (Buckeye Offshore)

OS K-350-RG “32360” Purple K (Buckeye Offshore)

OS K-350-RG “32370” Purple K (Buckeye Offshore)

K-350-RG (Buckeye)

K-350-RG-R (Buckeye)

K-350-PT (Buckeye)

K-350-PT-R (Buckeye) 

 

Halotron Wheeled Fire Extinguisher

W-65 Halotron (Buckeye)

OS W-65 Halotron (Buckeye Offshore)

OS W-150 Halotron (Buckeye Offshore)

 

Carbon Dioxide Wheeled Fire Extinguisher

C-50-SE Carbon Dioxide (Buckeye)

C-100-SE Carbon Dioxide (Buckeye)

 

Standard Wheeled Fire Extinguisher

S-150-RG Standard (Buckeye)

S-150-RG-36 Standard (Buckeye)

S-150-RG-36R Standard (Buckeye)

S-150-PT Standard (Buckeye)

S-350-RG-R (Buckeye)

S-350-PT (Buckeye)

S-350-PT-R (Buckeye)

Buckeye A-50-SP Wheeled Fire Extinguisher

Buckeye A-50-SP Wheeled Fire Extinguisher

Buckeye Model A-50-SP 50lb. ABC Dry ChemicalThe Buckeye A-50-SP Wheeled Fire Extinguisher is a ABC dry chemical 50 pound stored pressure fire extinguisher. The Buckeye A-50-SP is one of the smaller wheeled ABC fire extinguishers that Online Safety Depot carries. With two large wheels, a well-balanced design, smaller frame and tank size, a single person can transport the unit by him or herself through doorways, around corners and into hard to reach places to extinguish the fire as needed.

The Buckeye A-50-SP uses a dry chemical agent known as monoammonium phosphate-based agent that is designed to extinguish Class A, Class B, and Class C fires.

Like most of buckeye dry chemical wheeled fire extinguishers, the Buckeye A-50-SP can be fitted with a tow loop on the top of the unit making it easy to transport by any vehicle that has a hitch installed. Additionally, the Buckeye A-50-SP is rechargeable and can be modified to a stationary unit.

The Buckeye A-50-SP, while a smaller wheeled fire extinguisher, can be found in warehouses, commercial buildings, chemical plants, construction sites, storage units, loading docks, and any other building, businesses or area where a more significant fire may occur.

Buckeye Model A-50-SP Features:

Agent Capacity
The Buckeye A-150-SP has an agent capacity of 50lb. The extinguisher uses a monoammonium phosphate-based agent which is ideal for Class A, Class B, and Class C fires.

UL Rating:
The Buckeye A-150-SP has a UL Rating of 10-A:160-B:C. The breakdown of the UL rating for the Buckeye Model A-50-SP would look like this:

A = Class A fire and the amount of chemicals/agent in the wheeled fire extinguisher equivalent to the amount of water the extinguisher holds equal to 1.25 gallons of water. The number 10 that precedes the class fire letter A is the number of equivalents. Therefore, the 10A equates to 12.5 gallons of water extinguishing capability (10 x 1.25 = 12.5).

B = The number 160 that precedes the letters B:C is the number of square feet that the extinguisher can cover or is able to extinguish. Therefore, a 160B equates to being able to extinguish 160 square feet of a Class B fire.

C = The C in the equation means the agent is non-conductive and could also be used on a Class C fire.

Note: While the Buckeye A-50-SP can be used on Class C fires, It should not be used on sensitive electrical equipment as the monoammonium phosphate-based agent may damage the equipment.

If you want to understand the UL Rating better, consider reading our other article titled, “Fire Extinguisher UL Rating: What it Means?

Type
The Buckeye A-50-SP is an ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguisher.

Discharge Time and Range
The Buckeye A-50-SP has a discharge time of 35 seconds of continual spray and a range of 25-35 feet, depending on environmental conditions such as the wind, temperature, or humidity.

Unit Weight
The Buckeye A-50-SP weighs a total of 154 lbs (70 kg).

Dimensions
The Buckeye A-50-SP is 47 inches (119 cm) in height, 24 inches (61 cm) in width and 26.5 inches (67 cm) in depth.

Hose
The Buckeye A-50-SP comes fitted with a 25-foot hose and is .50 inches in diameter.

Wheel Type and Size
The Buckeye A-50-SP comes with rubber wheels that are 12.3 inches (31.3 cm) by 3.5 inches (8.9 cm).

Additional Features:
– Stored pressure unit
– USCG approved for marine use
– DOT/TC/UL/ULC compliant
– Steel frame
– All metal valve and discharge nozzles
– Tow loop option available
– Epoxy powder coating
– Meets the ANSI/UL 299 and ANSI/UL 711 standards

Related Questions

Are there other dry chemical wheeled fire extinguishers offered by Buckeye fire?
Yes. Online Safety Depot carries all of Buckeye wheeled ABC Class fire extinguishers, and other brands. Below is a list of buckeyes ABC Class fire extinguishers, standard and offshore units. You can click the link to learn more about them.

– 50MB ABC (Badger)
– A-50-SP ABC (Buckeye)
– OS A-50-SP ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
150MB ABC (Badger)
A-150-SP ABC (Buckeye)
A-150-RG ABC (Buckeye)
A-150-RG-36 ABC (Buckeye)
A-150-RG-36R ABC (Buckeye)
A-150-PT ABC (Buckeye)
OS A-150-SP ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-150-PT ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-150-RG ABC “31360”(Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-150-RG ABC “31470”(Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-150-RG ABC “31480”(Buckeye Offshore)
A-350-RG (Buckeye)
A-350-RG-R (Buckeye)
A-350-PT (Buckeye)
A-350-PT-R (Buckeye)
OS A-350-PT “32180”ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-350-PT “32190” ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-350-RG “32160” ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-350-RG “32170” ABC (Buckeye Offshore)

Can the Buckeye A-50-SP be used on oil rigs or boat docks?
While the Buckeye A-50-SP is USCG approved, fire extinguishers that are used offshore on oil rigs or along the coastline where the harsh weather environment may cause rust or damage to the fire extinguisher, it is recommended that an offshore fire extinguisher is used.

Offshore fire extinguishers are coated with extra layers of galvanized compound to prevent rust and corrosion that may occur.

To better understand the difference between the standard wheeled fire extinguishers and the offshore wheeled fire extinguishers, consider reading our other article titled, “Offshore Fires: Fire Extinguisher Placement & Protection from the Environment”.

Can the Buckeye A-50-SP be used on sensitive electrical equipment?
No. Only fire extinguishers that use residue-free extinguishing agents, (clean agents) are suitable for sensitive electrical equipment. The buckeye Model A-50-SP uses a monoammonium phosphate-based agent which can damage the sensitive electrical equipment. There are only two clean agent fire extinguisher types, they are:  Carbon Dioxide and Halotron I.

Read our other article titled, “What Type of Fire Extinguisher is Best for Sensitive Electrical Equipment?

Buckeye Offshore Wheeled Fire Extinguisher Model OS A-150-RG, 125 lb. ABC Dry Chemical Agent Regulated Pressure

Buckeye Offshore Wheeled Fire Extinguisher Model OS A-150-RG, 125 lb. ABC Dry Chemical Agent Regulated Pressure (31480)

Buckeye Offshore Wheeled Fire Extinguisher Model OS A-150-RG, 125 lb. ABC Dry Chemical Agent Regulated Pressure (31480)

This OS A-150-RG model features a rugged steel cylinder and wheeled model frame treated with a galvanizing compound undercoat, baked-on enamel top coat, and protective clear coat finish to prevent corrosion and fading from exposure to sun and sea. Tested and passes a 3000-hour salt spray test for added protection. Stainless steel operating levers, plated brass valves, and plated brass guard around pressure gauge provides additional damage protection against the ravages nature can deliver. As a wheeled fire extinguisher designed to be operated by a single person this model can be easily transported around ship docs, off-shore rigs, and maneuvers well through doors and around any obstacles.  Perfect for all marine, ship doc, and off shore facilities providing the added protection needed for the unique environmental combination of water, salt, and sun.

Features of the Buckeye OS A-150-RG Offshore Wheeled Fire Extinguisher include:

  • 125 lb. (56.7 kg) Tank Size: intended for larger scale fire protection needs
  • UL Rating of 30A:240B:C used for fighting Class A (common combustibles) Class B (flammable liquid) and Class C (energized electrical equipment) fires
  • Monoammonium Phosphate agent (not for use on sensitive electrical equipment)
  • Operating Temperature Range: -65° to 120°F (-54° to 49°C)
  • Discharge Time 44 sec., discharge range 30-40 ft. (9.1-12.2 m)
  • Hose Diameter and Length: .75 in. x 50 ft. (1.9 cm x 15.2 m)
  • Unit Height x Width x Depth: 55” x 32” x 46” (139 x 81.3 x 117 cm)
  • Unit weight: 434 lb. (197 kg)
  • Steel Wheels with rubber tread
  • Wheel diameter 36 in, wheel width 2.5 in (91.4 x 6.4)
  • Operating Pressure 240 psi

ABC Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Agent
ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguishers use the multi-purpose Monoammonium Phosphate suppression agent. This dry chemical agent has a much greater discharge range and is also effective in fighting Class C fires involving energized electrical equipment.

Please read our article “What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?” to learn more about fire suppression agents commonly used in the different types of wheeled fire extinguishers.

Buckeye Model A-350-PT 300 lb. ABC Dry Chemical Model Number 32110

Buckeye Model A-350-PT 300 lb. ABC Dry Chemical Model Number 32110The Buckeye A-350-PT wheeled fire extinguisher is an extremely popular wheeled unit that uses Pressure Transfer to propel the extinguishing agent out of the fire extinguisher. The Buckeye A-350-PT has a strong and sturdy model frame, 50-foot hose, and well-balanced design allows for a single person to transport the unit through doorways, around corners and into hard to reach places to extinguish any Class A, Class B and/or Class C fires.

The Buckeye A-350-PT can be fitted with a tow loop on the top of the unit making it easy to transport by any vehicle that has a hitch installed. Additionally, the Buckeye A-350-PT is rechargeable and can be modified to a stationary unit.

Wheeled fire extinguishers, such as the Buckeye A-350-PT, can be found in warehouses, commercial buildings, chemical plants, construction sites, storage units, loading docks, and any other building, businesses or area where a more significant fire may occur.

Buckeye Model A-350-PT Features:

Agent Capacity
The Buckeye A-350-PT has an agent capacity of 300lb. The extinguisher uses a monoammonium phosphate-based agent which is ideal for Class A, Class B, and Class C fires.

UL Rating:
The Buckeye A-350-PT has a UL Rating of 30-A:320-B:C. The breakdown of the UL rating for the Buckeye Model A-350-PT would look like this:

A = Class A fire and the amount of chemicals/agent in the wheeled fire extinguisher equivalent to the amount of water the extinguisher holds equal to 1.25 gallons of water. The number 30 that precedes the class fire letter A is the number of equivalents. Therefore, the 30A equates to 37.5 gallons of water extinguishing capability (30 x 1.25 = 37.5).

B = The number 320 that precedes the letters B:C is the number of square feet that the extinguisher can cover or is able to extinguish. Therefore, a 320B equates to being able to extinguish 320 square feet of a Class B fire.

C = The C in the equation means the agent is non-conductive and could also be used on a Class C fire.

Note: While the Buckeye A-350-PT can be used on Class C fires, It should not be used on sensitive electrical equipment as the agent may damage or ruin the equipment.

If you want to understand the UL Rating better, consider reading our other article titled, “Fire Extinguisher UL Rating: What it Means?

Type
The Buckeye A-350-PT is an ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguisher.

Discharge Time and Range
The Buckeye A-350-PT has a discharge time of 53 seconds of continual spray time and a range of 30-40 feet depending on environmental conditions such as the wind, temperature, or humidity.

Unit Weight
The Buckeye A-350-PT weighs a total of 657 lbs (298 kg).

Dimensions
The Buckeye A-350-PT is 58 inches (147 cm) in height, 36 inches (91.4 cm) in width and 48 inches (122 cm) in depth.

Hose
The Buckeye A-350-PT comes fitted with a 50-foot hose and is 1 inches in diameter.

Wheel Type and Size
The Buckeye A-350-PT comes with steel frame and rubber tread that are 36 inches (91.4 cm) by 6 inches (15.2 cm).

Additional Features:
– Pressure transfer unit
– USCG approved for marine use
– DOT/TC compliant
– Steel frame
– Large sturdy wheels
– All metal valve and discharge nozzles
– Tow loop option available
– Epoxy powder coating
– Meets the ANSI/UL 299 and ANSI/UL 711 standards

 

Related Questions

Is there a smaller ABC Wheeled Fire Extinguisher available?
Yes. The following wheeled ABC fire extinguishers are smaller than the Buckeye A-350-PT.

– 50MB ABC (Badger)
– A-50-SP ABC (Buckeye)
– OS A-50-SP ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
150MB ABC (Badger)
A-150-SP ABC (Buckeye)
A-150-RG ABC (Buckeye)
A-150-RG-36 ABC (Buckeye)
A-150-RG-36R ABC (Buckeye)
A-150-PT ABC (Buckeye)
OS A-150-SP ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-150-PT ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-150-RG ABC “31360”(Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-150-RG ABC “31470”(Buckeye Offshore)
OS A-150-RG ABC “31480”(Buckeye Offshore)

Can the Buckeye A-350-PT be used on oil rigs or boat docks?
Fire extinguishers that are used offshore on oil rigs or along the coastline where the harsh weather environment may cause rust or damage to the fire extinguisher, it is recommended that an offshore fire extinguisher is used. While the Buckeye A-350-PT is USCG approved it is not designed the same as Buckeye offshore models are.

Offshore fire extinguishers are coated with extra layers of galvanized compound to prevent rust and corrosion that may occur.

To better understand the difference between the standard wheeled fire extinguishers and the offshore fire extinguishers, consider reading our other article titled, “Offshore Fires: Fire Extinguisher Placement & Protection from the Environment”.

Can the Buckeye A-350-PT be used on sensitive equipment?
The Buckeye A-350-PT is not designed to be used on sensitive equipment. Only fire extinguishers that use residue-free extinguishing agents, (clean agents) are suitable for sensitive equipment. The two clean agent fire extinguisher types are Carbon Dioxide and Halotron I.

Read our other article titled, “What Type of Fire Extinguisher is Best for Sensitive Electrical Equipment?