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Amerex® AX497 – 50 lb Stored Pressure Purple K Wheeled Fire Extinguisher


Introducing the ultimate fire safety solution for medium-sized industrial spaces and high-risk environments – the Amerex® 50 lb Stored Pressure Purple K Wheeled Fire Extinguisher (AX497). When it comes to protecting your valuable assets and ensuring the safety of personnel, this exceptional fire extinguisher stands ready to tackle the most challenging fire hazards with precision and reliability.

Engineered to combat class B and C fires involving flammable liquids and electrical equipment, the Amerex® 50 lb Purple K Wheeled Fire Extinguisher boasts a formidable fire-fighting capacity. The powerful Purple K dry chemical agent it employs ensures rapid and effective suppression, swiftly bringing fires under control and minimizing the risk of re-ignition.

Equipped with a sturdy and dependable wheeled design, this fire extinguisher ensures mobility and maneuverability when seconds matter most. The rugged construction, coupled with its ergonomic handle and user-friendly controls, empowers you to swiftly respond to emergencies with confidence and efficiency.

The stored pressure system guarantees swift deployment, while the 50 lb capacity strikes the perfect balance between power and portability, making it a versatile choice for various industrial settings. The corrosion-resistant finish and tamper seal underscore its durability and reliability, ensuring that it remains in optimal condition even in demanding environments.

With a pressure gauge prominently displayed on the control panel, monitoring the extinguisher’s readiness is effortless, allowing for timely maintenance and recharge. The Amerex® 50 lb Stored Pressure Purple K Wheeled Fire Extinguisher (AX497) is engineered to meet stringent industry standards and regulations, providing you with the peace of mind that you’re investing in top-tier fire safety equipment.

Elevate your fire preparedness to new heights with the Amerex® 50 lb Stored Pressure Purple K Wheeled Fire Extinguisher. Ensure your space is equipped with the best in class when it comes to fire safety – because when emergencies strike, there’s no room for compromise.


The Amerex AX497 offers several specific benefits for those looking to protect themselves and property in a wide variety of environments. Some of these benefits include:

  1. Large Capacity: With a 50lb capacity, this fire extinguisher is ideal for larger commercial and industrial facilities.

  2. Wheeled Design: The 12″ wheeled design makes it easy to maneuver the extinguisher in case of an emergency, ensuring quick access to the fire suppression equipment.

  3. Stored Pressure System: The stored pressure system ensures quick and effective fire suppression, making it ideal for use on Class B and C fires.

  4. Durable Construction: The heavy-duty construction of the Amerex AX497 ensures that it can withstand the rigors of daily use and provides long-lasting protection against fires.

  5. Easy to Use: The simple and straightforward design of the Amerex AX497 makes it easy to operate, even in high-pressure situations.

  6. Meets Standards: This fire extinguisher is UL Listed and meets all relevant standards, ensuring its reliability and effectiveness.

  7. Versatile: The Amerex AX497 can be used on a variety of fire types, making it a versatile and reliable choice for fire protection.

Standard Features:

  • Brass Hose Fittings
  • Quick Opening Valves
  • Live Swivel on Discharge Valve
  • Brass Valve – Chrome Plated on 125 lb. & 150 lb. Models
  • Lifting Eyes on 125 lb. & 150 lb. Models
  • Heavy Duty Steel Cylinder, Carriage, Hose Rack
  • DOT/TC Cylinders
  • Aluminum UL/ULC Bilingual (English/Spanish) Nameplates with Bar Code
  • Pictogram Instructional Label
  • Chrome Forged Brass Fill Cap on 125 lb. & 150 lb. Models
  • Large fill opening on 125 lb. & 150 lb. Models
  • Stainless Steel Fasteners
  • Stainless Steel Gauge Guard on 125 lb. & 150 lb. Models
  • 6 Year Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Model # – 497
  • Agent Type – BC
  • UL & ULC Rating – 160B:C
  • CAPACITY – 50lbs
  • Shipping Weight – 174 lbs.
  • Height – 46″
  • Width – 21.5″
  • Depth – 24″
  • Discharge Time – 33 seconds
  • Discharge Range – 25′-35′
  • Operating Temp – -40º to +120º 
  • Hose Length – 25′
  • Hose Diameter – 1/2″
  • Wheels (Semi-Pneumatic) – 12.5″ X 3.5″ 
  • USCG Approved – Yes

US Coast Guard (USCG) Approved means:

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved fire extinguishers are specialized fire suppression devices that meet the stringent standards set by the USCG for use on boats, ships, and other marine vessels. These fire extinguishers are designed to handle fires in a marine environment, where standard fire extinguishers may not be suitable.

USCG approved fire extinguishers must undergo rigorous testing and certification to ensure they meet the USCG’s specifications for performance, reliability, and durability. The USCG requires that these fire extinguishers are able to quickly and effectively suppress fires in a marine setting, including fires involving flammable liquids, electrical equipment, and cooking equipment.

In addition to meeting the USCG’s performance standards, these fire extinguishers must also be designed with safety and ease of use in mind. They must have clearly marked labels and instructions, and be equipped with appropriate mounting brackets for secure installation on a vessel.

Overall, USCG approved fire extinguishers play a critical role in ensuring the safety of marine vessels and their crew by providing reliable fire protection in the event of an emergency.

Additional information

Weight 174 lbs
Dimensions 47.5 × 23.5 × 23.5 in