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Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI Extinguisher 5-Pound ABC-Class with Wall Hook


NFPA 99 standards clarify any that rooms that contain MRI scanners or other magnetic imaging devices must have non-conductive and non-ferrous fire extinguishers. The Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI Extinguisher 5-Pound ABC-Class with Wall Hook is specifically designed to be used in conditions where magnetic items would be hazardous. The Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI 5 Pound ABC Fire Extinguisher is a compact, lightweight fire extinguisher that is safe for use in MRI rooms. It is rated for use on Class A, B, and C fires, which includes fires involving common combustibles, flammable liquids, and electrical equipment. The 5 pound size makes it easy to handle and store, and it is non-magnetic, ensuring it won’t interfere with MRI equipment.

Features of the Kidde XL5 MR fire extinguisher include:

  • MR Conditional Rated (See below for explanation)
  • Model Number: XL5 MR
  • Size: 5.5 lb
  • Dimensions: 16″H x 7 1/2″W x 4 1/2″D
  • UL Rating: 3A:40B:C
  • Class: ABC
  • Cylinder/Handle Material: Aluminum
  • Rechargeable – No
  • Operating Pressure: 195 psi
  • Discharge Time: 13-15 sec
  • Discharge Range: 18 ft
  • Shipping Weight: 7.75 lb
  • Easy-to-pull safety pin
  • Powder coated cylinder for corrosion protection
  • 6-year limited warranty


Benefits of the Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI Extinguisher:

The Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI 5 Pound Fire ABC Fire Extinguisher is designed specifically for use in medical facilities with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines. Here are some of its specific benefits:

  1. Non-magnetic: The extinguisher is non-magnetic, which means it does not contain any metal that could interfere with the MRI machine’s magnetic field. This feature is important because any metal objects can cause serious safety hazards, including equipment malfunction, image distortion, and even patient injury.

  2. Safe for use on a variety of fires: The Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI 5 Pound Fire ABC Fire Extinguisher is effective against Class A (ordinary combustibles), Class B (flammable liquids), and Class C (electrical) fires. This means that it can be used to put out fires that can occur in medical facilities, including those caused by flammable liquids or electrical equipment.

  3. Lightweight and easy to handle: The extinguisher weighs only 5 pounds, which makes it easy to handle and use by medical professionals in case of a fire emergency.

  4. Compliance with medical standards: The extinguisher meets the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10 and is compliant with Joint Commission standards for healthcare facilities. This means that it has been rigorously tested and meets the safety requirements for use in medical facilities.

  5. Affordable: The Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI 5 Pound Fire ABC Fire Extinguisher is priced competitively and offers an affordable solution for medical facilities that need to comply with safety regulations and protect their patients, staff, and property from fire hazards.

Overall, the Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI 5 Pound Fire ABC Fire Extinguisher is a specialized, reliable, and safe fire extinguisher that offers specific benefits for medical facilities with MRI machines.

NFPA 99 Requirements for MRI Rooms

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 99 standards were updated in 2018 to specify the requirements regarding the types of fire extinguishers allowed to be used in healthcare facilities. NFPA 99 was updated because certain fire extinguishers can disrupt or destroy the functionality of some devices in healthcare facilities. In response, these requirements are designed to ensure the highest level of life and fire safety in these facilities.

Revised NFPA 99 standards clarify that imaging rooms with magnetic devices such as MRI scanners must have non-conductive fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers for rooms with these types of devices must be non-ferrous, meaning they are not affected by magnetic fields. MRI scanners run on extremely high voltages and generate very strong magnetic fields, making conductive fire extinguishers a potential risk. Failure to adhere to these requirements could potentially damage magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment or create projectiles from conductive fire extinguishers.

“MR Conditional” Explained

The Kidde Non-Magnetic MRI Extinguisher 5-Pound ABC fire extinguisher is considered MR Conditional, which means it adheres to an ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standard (ASTM F2503-20), which describes the practice of marking medical devices and other items for safety in the magnetic resonance environment.

MR conditional is a term used to describe medical devices, equipment, or implants that have been designed and tested for safe use in a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. MRI is a non-invasive medical imaging technology that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body’s internal structures.

Devices that are MR conditional are specifically designed to be compatible with the MRI environment, meaning they will not be affected by the strong magnetic fields and radio waves generated by the machine. MR conditional devices have undergone rigorous testing to ensure they meet certain safety criteria, including compatibility with the MRI scanner, stability, and safety of the device in the presence of the magnetic field.

MR conditional devices typically have specific labeling and instructions for use, including information on the maximum magnetic field strength and other conditions in which they can be safely used. This information is important for healthcare providers and patients to ensure the safe and effective use of these devices in the MRI environment.


5 Pound ABC Class Fire Extinguishers

A 5 pound ABC class fire extinguisher is designed to help control and extinguish different types of fires, including fires fueled by common combustibles such as wood, paper, and cloth (Class A), flammable liquids such as gasoline and oil (Class B), and electrical fires (Class C). The “ABC” designation refers to the types of fires the extinguisher is effective against.

The purpose of a 5 pound ABC class fire extinguisher is to provide an effective means of quickly controlling or extinguishing a fire in its early stages, before it has a chance to spread and cause serious damage or injury. It is important to note that while an ABC extinguisher is effective against a wide range of fires, it may not be the best choice for certain types of fires, such as cooking oil fires, which require a different type of extinguishing agent.

Additional information

Weight 18 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 8 × 18 in