Badger Model 50MB 50 lb. ABC Dry Chemical Agent Stored Pressure Wheeled Fire Extinguisher (20127B)
Badger Fire Protection is an ISO-registered company and trusted leader in the manufacturing of industrial and commercial grade fire extinguishers for more than 100 years. Known for their quality products and economical pricing, Badger fire extinguishers are recognized for containing the highest percentage of essential base ingredients found in the fire safety industry.
Badger Wheeled Fire Extinguishers are rechargeable, meet relevant regulatory requirements and are USCG approved and listed by the National Fire Protection Association, Underwriters Laboratories (U.S. and Canada), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the United States Coast Guard.
This 50MB model is constructed with a solid, well-balanced frame, equipped with steel cylinders, brass valves, and semi pneumonic tires to provide product dependability, durability and functionality in protecting commercial and industrial property from many forms of high-risk fire hazards. Designed for one-man operation this unit is easily transportable through doorways and down aisles and can maneuver effectively over rough terrain.
With a 50 lb. agent capacity this model has sufficient fire extinguishing capacity to cover 160 square feet of fire, discharging with a spray duration of 36 seconds at an average agent flow rate of 1.2 lbs/per sec, for a range of 25-35 ft. This dry chemical fire extinguisher is a great choice for offshore rigs, ship docks, chemical plants, aircraft ramps, refineries, remote construction sites, large laboratories, processing plants, storage, docking, and loading areas.
Features of the Badger 50MB Wheeled Fire Extinguisher include:
- 50 lb. (22.7 kg) Tank Size: intended for mid-scale fire protection needs
- UL Rating of 20A:160B:C used for fighting Class A (common combustibles) Class B (flammable liquid) and Class C (energized electrical equipment) fires
- Operating Temperature Range: -40° to 120°F (-40° to 49°C)
- Discharge Time 36 sec., discharge range 25-35 ft. (7.6-10.7 m)
- Hose Length: 25 ft. (7.6 m)
- Unit Height x Width x Depth: 46.25” x 23” x 23” (117 x 58.4 x 58.4 cm)
- Shipping weight: 140 lb. (63.6 kg)
- Semi Pneumatic Rubber Wheels
ABC Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Agent
Dry chemical fire extinguishers use the multi-purpose Monoammonium Phosphate suppression agent. This dry chemical agent is effective in fighting Class A, Class B, and Class C (involving energized electrical equipment) and has a greater agent discharge range.
Please read our article “What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?” to learn more about fire suppression agents commonly used in the different types of wheeled fire extinguishers.
USCG Approved (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 Process 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.