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Buckeye Fire Equipment – Fire Protection and Gas Detection Systems

Buckeye Fire Equipment – Fire Protection and Gas Detection Systems

Buckeye Fire Equipment Company ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certificate

Buckeye Fire Equipment is an American based, privately owned and operated company that specializes in the development and manufacture of highest quality fire protection equipment. Their headquarters is near Charlotte, NC and their products are sold worldwide. The quality and reliability of their fire protection products, and their dedication to customer service has earned them a reputation that has helped propel them to the forefront of the fire protection industry. Because of this demonstrated commitment to high standards in customer service and technical support, Buckeye Fire Equipment earned the highly coveted ISO 9001:2008 Quality Certification.

Buckeye designs, machines, and assembles their component parts and then subjects them to the most extensive and rigorous in-house product testing for highest quality standards. In addition, their products under go third party testing by various organizations including the U.S. Government, Underwriters Laboratories, U.L. Canada, Factory Mutual, and ASME.

Buckeye’s fire protection products include a complete line of commercial and industrial handheld and wheeled fire extinguishers, extinguishing agents, fire suppressing foam concentrates and hardware pre-engineered kitchen suppression systems.

Buckeye Hand-Held Fire Extinguishers

One of the signature products of Buckeye Fire Equipment is its impressive line of Hand-held Fire Extinguishers. The hand-held fire extinguisher is the fire protection equipment of choice for homes, offices, schools, public facilities, vehicles, boats, and any other structure that could be threatened by fire. Buckeye’s line of Offshore Fire Extinguishers also includes hand-held models. The Buckeye line of fire extinguishers encompasses all the fire classification categories (Class A, B, C, D, and K fires) with the appropriate extinguishing agent most effective against specific types of fire.

fire classification categories

Various canister sizes and flow rates are available.

Engineered with the highest standards, each cylinder is manufactured to meet UL’s extensive and rigorous requirements for commercial and hazard protection and are backed with the Buckeye warranty. Specific component parts or characteristics include:

  • Recharge capability. The durability of Buckeye’s canisters and valve assembly enable the spent extinguishers to be recharged for continued use.
  • Protection from the rough use and environmental exposures. Anodized metal and brass assemblies of industrial grade steel and aluminum cylinders provide superior durability against the roughest use, and the polyester powder coating provides protection against the harshest environments where heat, moisture, and winds can combine to corrode materials without the protective features.
  • Durability and extended use life. Metal pull pins, wall mounts, vehicle brackets provided protections for longer lasting use.
  • At-a-glance color coded gauges. Provide the user with the operating status or readiness for use in fighting a fire.
  • Bilingual instructions. Information about the operating and maintenance requirements in English and Spanish, and English and French.
  • Easy maintenance history. Each extinguisher has a model and serial number bar coding to track the history of the use and maintenance of the extinguisher.

Buckeye Offshore Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

Buckeye’s line of Offshore Wheeled Fire Extinguishers is designed and manufactured to stand up against the harshest environmental conditions of wind, water, salt, and sun and are essential equipment in the arsenal of fire protection for ships, ship docs, and off shore rigs, aircraft ramps, etc. Key features and quality assurance requirements of these heavy-duty wheeled fire extinguishers include:

  • Ease of use. Despite their larger size and heavier weight, wheeled fire extinguishers are designed to be operated by a single person. They are built with a broad and sturdy base of support, come with semi pneumatic tires or larger diameter steel wheels, and a uniquely balanced weight distribution enable them to be transported rapidly and effectively down corridors, around corners and over rough terrain.
  • Durable steel cylinder and wheeled model frame. Each is treated with a galvanizing compound undercoat, baked on enamel top coat, and protective clear coat finish to prevent corrosion and fading from long-term exposure to sunlight and the water and salt of the sea.
  • Assembly valve construction. Built with stainless steel operating levers, plated brass valves, and plated brass guard around pressure gauges for protection against rough use and corrosion unique to offshore conditions.
  • Rigorous testing. All components of the extinguishers are tested and must pass a 3000-hour salt spray test as part of quality assurance guidelines.
  • UV resistant lamination. All unit nameplate labels are protected with UV resistant lamination to protect against sun damage.
  • Added protection. A plated brass guard protects the pressure gauge.
  • Highest standards. All products meet DOT and Transport Canada requirements.
  • High fire ratings. UL and ULC listed with same high fire ratings.
  • Bilingual instructions. Information about the operating and maintenance requirements in English and Spanish, and English and French.

Buckeye Offshore Wheeled Fire Extinguishers come in varying models and sizes. They are:

  • ABC dry chemical. A multipurpose agent monoammonium phosphate effective in fighting Class A, B, and C fires (involving energized electrical equipment)
  • Purple K chemical. An agent effective in extinguishing Class B flammable liquid fires and also effective in fighting class C fires associated with energized electrical equipment.
  • Halotron. An agent primarily used when extinguishing fire involving sensitive electrical equipment. This agent does not leave a corrosive residue, does not cause a chilling effect on electrical components, does not need to be cleaned up after the fire is extinguished, and can be used on Class A, B, and C fires.You can see our complete list of Buckeye Fire wheeled fire extinguishers and learn about the wheeled fire extinguishers by reading our other article titled, “Wheeled Fire Extinguishers – Specifications
  • You may also be interested in our other article titled, “Wheeled Fire Extinguishers – Why and Where to place them

Buckeye Gas Detection Systems

With over 50 years of experience in gas and flame detection products, sales, and service, Buckeye Fire Protection is a world leader in in providing customers with the most reliable and cost effective traditional wired and wireless detection systems for commercial and industrial facilities. The products can be applied to a variety of uses throughout the fire protection industry. These include:

  • All Commercial “Indoor” Flame Detection – Buckeye Model BFD2020MPI
  • Aircraft Hangars and Maintenance Facilities – CO, flame, flammable gases
  • Agriculture – CO, CO2, flammable gasses, NH3
  • Alternative Fuel Fleet Facilities – CO, flame, flammable gases, H2
  • Automotive Manufacturing – CO, flame, flammable gases, NO, NO2, SO2
  • Back Up Power Supply Facilities – H2
  • Emergency Response/Management – CI2, flammable gasses, HCL, HF, NH3, SO2
  • Food Processing/Cold Storage – CI2, CO, CO2, H2, H2S, NH3, O2
  • General Manufacturing – CO, CO2, flame, flammable gases, H2, H2S, HCl, HF, NH3, O2, SO2
  • Maritime – CO, CO2, flame, flammable gases, H2S, O2
  • Methane Districts – flammable gases (methane)
  • Oil and Gas Downstream – CO, flame, flammable gases, H2, H2S, HF, NH3, O2
  • Oil and Gas Mid-Stream – CO, flame, flammable gases, H2S, NH3, O2
  • Oil and Gas Upstream – wired and wireless CO2, CO, flame, flammable gases, H2S, SO2
  • Paper Mills – CI2, CIO2, CO, hydrogen, H2S, SO2
  • Petrochemical – CI2, CO, flame, flammable gases, HCI, H2S, NH3, SO2
  • Pharmaceuticals – flame, flammable gases
  • Post Office/Shipping Facilities – CO, flame, flammable gases, NO2, SO2, methane
  • Power Generation – Co, flame, flammable gases, H2, NH3, NO2, SO2
  • Printing Facilities – flame, flammable gases (inks)
  • Rendering Facilities – H2S, NH3, O2
  • Terminals – CO, flame, flammable gases, H2S, O2
  • Vehicle Maintenance Facilities – CO, flame, flammable gases, H2, NO, NO2, SO2
  • Warehousing – CO, flame, flammable gases, NO2, SO2
  • Waste Management – CO, CO2, flammable gases (methane)
  • Water and Waster Water Treatment Facilities – CI2, CO, flammable gases (methane), H2S, NH3, O2, O3, SO2

Gas Detection Transmitters

State-of-the-art BFT-44 and BFT-48 sensor transmitters support single or dual sensor inputs for greater dual sensing in real-time situations, and transition of data locally or to a receiver in another location.


Buckeye Detection Systems offer both wired and wireless controllers, with customizable input and output options, for small to mid-size site detection level monitoring and alarm. The controllers accept direct LEL inputs as well as digital, analog and discrete relay connections.

BDSNET Wireless Monitoring

The Buckeye Detection Systems Wireless Monitoring Network (BDSNET) is a battery powered wireless transmitter (and a least one 32 channel wireless receiver) that allows remote HMI functionality via a web enabled device, giving responders the ability to view “live data” as well as historical data, on smart phones or tablets, prior to entering a hazardous area. The transmitter is compatible with existing BFT-48 systems, and features power On/Off via magnetic wand, dual gas sensor capability, and easy battery replacement for rapid and easy deployment for both temporary and permanent monitoring applications.

Calibration Gases

Buckeye Detection Systems Calibration Kit’s come in a durable and convenient plastic carrying case. The kit utilizes an “Eco-Friendly” refillable 58L span gas, 58L Eco-smart refillable zero air, regulator, and 3’ Teflon tubing.

  • 35 different kits of varying configurations are available. (ammonia, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, hydrogen, hydrogen cyanide, hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen sulfide, methane, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, oxygen, ozone, propane, and sulfur dioxide)

Open Path Gas Detection

Open path detectors complement the use of individual point detectors and offer additional benefits including:

  • Wider area coverage and an enhanced leak detection method
  • High speed response, and no unrevealed failure modes
  • Beam block warnings
  • Potential gas cloud size monitoring

Flame Detection

Buckeye flame detection units are tough, durable (5-year warranty), and reliable (rating of SIL2 (TUV); offering a complete detection system paring flame detection with hydrocarbon and other point gas detection. This combination virtually eliminates false detections while responding quickly and efficiently. All unites have the necessary approvals for use in a variety of industrial and marine settings