The Badger™ Brigade Purple K, otherwise known as PKP, a dry-chemical suppression agent with approximately 4 to 5 times more potency against class B fires than carbon dioxide, and more than double that of sodium bicarbonate. It offers the very best in fire fighting performance.
This extinguisher is fitted with a low-maintenance swivel discharge nozzle to accommodate both left and right-handed operators.
Features of the Badger™ Brigade fire extinguisher includes:
Size: 20 lb
Dimensions: 23 5/8″H x 11 1/4″W x 6 1/4″D
Swivel discharge nozzle for either-hand use
UL Rating: 80B:C
Class: Purple K
Bracket: 466542B (Sold Separately)
USCG (US Coast Guard) Approved Explained:
USCG Approved is simply meaning an underwriters lab approves specific fire extinguishers to be rated for marine vessel use. Class B (Flammable liquids, gases, fuels, etc.) fires are the prominent concern for marine vessels and the regulations have changed in recent years. In 2022, new US Coast Guard or marine vessel fire extinguisher regulations were published at the following link. federalregister.gov/documents/2021/10/22/2021-22578/fire-protection-for-recreational-vessels#sectno-reference-175.320. The regulation may be found in 33 CFR Chapter 1, Subchapter S Part 175 Subpart E .
Here is a simplified explanation of the new extinguisher requirements, which depend on the model year of the boat:
- Model year 2018 or newer: Vessels may carry extinguishers labeled as 5-B, 10-B or 20-B. Extinguishers labeled with B-I or B-II only are no longer acceptable. The manufacturing date must not be more than 12 years old.
- Model year 2017 or older: Vessels may carry extinguishers labeled either 5-B, 20-B rated extinguishers with date stamp or B-I, B-II rated fire extinguishers.
Inspection of Fire Extinguishers:
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that fire extinguishers be inspected at least once a year. There are three elements to a fire extinguisher inspection.
- Visual Inspection: The visual inspection includes checking the tamper seal and safety pin, the gauges to ensure that the needle is positioned within the green or ‘OK’ zone of the pressure gauge, labeled expiration dates, and the metal cylinder tank to ensure there is no rust or damage that could affect the fire extinguisher in any way.
- Physical Inspection: The physical inspection is done by the inspector handling the fire extinguisher, reviewing the weight of the extinguisher, evaluating the quality or condition of the hose and the seals to ensure there are no cracks or other damage.
- Verification Inspection: The verification of the fire extinguisher is done by tagging or recording on the extinguisher inspection log, its location and the date of the inspection. This is to ensure that it hasn’t been moved and that it has had its yearly inspection per the NFPA and OSHA guidelines.