Buckeye 125 lb. Purple K Dry Chemical Agent Stored Pressure Wheeled Fire Extinguisher (Model K-150-SP)
Buckeye fire safety products are quality certified from one of the most recognized and trusted brands in the fire safety industry. The company’s focus on quality products has earned it the prestigious ISO 9001-2008 Quality Certification. Their Purple K dry chemical fire extinguishers are UL and ULC listed, DOT compliant, USCG approved, rechargeable and suited for use on Class B and Class C fires.
This K-150-SP model is constructed with a solid, well-balanced frame, equipped with spun steel cylinders, brass valves, and semi pneumonic rubber tires to provide the best in product durability and functionality to help ensure you are properly prepared for your fire safety interventions. Designed for one-man operation this midsize unit is transportable through doorways and down aisles and can maneuver well over rough terrain.
With a 125 lb. agent capacity this model has sufficient fire extinguishing capacity to cover 320 square feet of fire, discharging with a spray duration of 54 seconds and a range of 30-40 ft. (9.1-12.2 m). 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 Buckeye K-150-SP Wheeled Fire Extinguisher include:
- 125 lb. (56.7 kg) Tank Size: intended for mid to larger scale fire protection needs
- UL Rating of 320B:C used for fighting Class B (flammable liquid) and Class C (energized electrical equipment) fires
- Purple K agent (not for use on sensitive electrical equipment)
- Operating Temperature Range: -65° to 120°F (-54° to 49°C)
- Discharge Time 54 sec., discharge range 30-40 ft. (9.1-12.2 m)
- Hose Diameter and Length: .75 in. x 50 ft. (1.9 cm x 15.2 m)
- Unit Height x Width x Depth: 51” x 26” x 38” (129.5 x 66 x 96.5 cm)
- Unit weight: 300 lb. (136 kg)
- Semi Pneumatic Rubber Tires
- Wheel diameter 16 in, wheel width 4 in (40.6 x 10.2)
Purple K Dry Chemical Fire Suppression Agent
Purple K Dry Chemical (potassium bicarbonate) is a preferred extinguishing agent in fire extinguishers because it is highly effective in extinguishing fires caused by flammable liquids and gases, as well as electrical fires. It is a dry chemical agent that works by smothering the fire and interrupting the chemical chain reaction that sustains it.
Purple K has several advantages over other types of extinguishing agents. One of the main advantages is its ability to penetrate deep into the fire and extinguish it at its source. This makes it particularly effective for fires involving flammable liquids and gases, which can be difficult to extinguish with water or other types of agents.
Another advantage of Purple K is its ability to form a crust or barrier over the fuel source, preventing re-ignition. This can be particularly important in situations where the risk of re-ignition is high, such as in industrial settings or in areas with high concentrations of flammable materials.
Purple K is also versatile and can be used on a wide range of fire types, including Class B (flammable liquids and gases) and Class C (electrical) fires. This makes it an ideal choice for multi-purpose fire extinguishers that are designed to handle different types of fires.
In addition, Purple K is non-conductive, which means it can be used safely on electrical fires without the risk of electrical shock. It is also relatively easy to clean up after use, as it does not leave behind a significant residue or require extensive cleanup.
In summary, Purple K is a preferred extinguishing agent in fire extinguishers because of its effectiveness in extinguishing flammable liquid and gas fires, ability to prevent reignition, versatility, non-conductivity, and ease of cleanup. It is a reliable and trusted solution for fire safety in a variety of settings, from homes and offices to industrial and manufacturing facilities.
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.
Additional Reading: “Wheeled Fire Extinguishers – Specifications”.