The 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:
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.
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?”
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.
The Buckeye A-50-SP weighs a total of 154 lbs (70 kg).
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.
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).
– 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
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?”