The Badger™ B20M is a dependable go-to dry chemical extinguisher for fire risks in most commercial, industrial, and domestic applications. These economical units are very versatile, containing the highest percentage of essential dry chemical base ingredients found in the industry.
Features of the Badger™ B20M fire extinguisher include:
Size: 20 lb
Dimensions: 21 1/8″H x 9 1/4″W x 7 1/4″D
Model Number: B20M
UL Rating: 6A:120B:C
Cylinder Material: Steel
Recharge Expellant: Nitrogen
Operating Pressure: 195 psi
Temperature Range: -40°F–120°F
Agent Flow Rate: 0.75 lb/sec
Discharge Time: 28 sec
Discharge Range: 16–20 ft
Shipping Weight: 33 lb
USCG Approval: Type A, Size II and Type B:C, Size III
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.
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 visible 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.