The Buckeye A-150-SP wheeled fire extinguisher is one of the most popular wheeled units that Online Safety Depot carries. Its lighter 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-150-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-150-SP is rechargeable and can be modified to a stationary unit.
Wheeled fire extinguishers, such as the Buckeye A-150-SP, 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-150-SP Features:
The Buckeye A-150-SP has an agent capacity of 125lb. The extinguishier 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 30-A:240-B:C. The breakdown of the UL rating for the Buckeye Model A-150-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 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 240 that precedes the letters B:C is the number of square feet that the extinguisher can cover or is able to extinguish. Therefore, a 240B equates to being able to extinguish 240 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-150-SP can be used on Class C fires, It should not be used on sensitive electrical equipment as the 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-150-SP is an ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguisher.
Discharge Time and Range
The Buckeye A-150-SP has a discharge time of 47 seconds of continual spray and a range of 30-40 feet, depending on environmental conditions such as the wind, temperature, or humidity.
The Buckeye A-150-SP weighs a total of 300 lbs (136 kg).
The Buckeye A-150-SP is 51 inches (128 cm) in height, 26 inches (66 cm) in width and 38 inches (96.5 cm) in depth.
The Buckeye A-150-SP comes fitted with a 50-foot hose and is .75 inches in diameter.
Wheel Type and Size
The Buckeye A-150-SP comes with Semi-pneumatic rubber wheels that are 16 inches (40.6 cm) by 4 inches (10.2 cm).
– Stored pressure unit
– USCG approved for marine use
– DOT/TC 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
Is there a smaller ABC Wheeled Fire Extinguisher available?
Yes. The following wheeled ABC fire extinguishers are smaller than the A-150-SP.
– 50MB ABC (Badger)
– A-50-SP ABC (Buckeye)
– OS A-50-SP ABC (Buckeye Offshore)
Can the Buckeye A-150-SP be used on oil rigs or boat docks?
While the Buckeye A-150-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-150-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 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?”