The Badger™ B5V uses liquefied carbon dioxide gas to put out fires that are class B and C. They are considered the best for class C fires because they are non-conductive and leave no sticky foam or messy powder behind.
Features of the Badger™ B5V carbon dioxide fire extinguisher includes:
Size: 5 lb
Dimensions: 17″H x 8 1/2″W x 5 1/4″D
Model Number: B5V
UL Rating: 5B:C
Cylinder Material: Aluminum
Operating Pressure: 850 psi
Temperature Range: -40°F–120°F
Discharge Time: 9 sec
Discharge Range: 3–8 ft
Shipping Weight: 15 lb
USCG Approval: Type B:C, Size I
USCG (US Coast Guard) approved means:
All types of fire extinguishers that are used on marine vessels must go through United States Coast Guard (USCG) approval before they can be used onboard. This includes:
- ABC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers
- BC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers
- CO2 Fire Extinguishers
- Class D Fire Extinguishers
- Foam Fire Extinguishers
- Purple K Fire Extinguishers
- Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers.
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.