What are the Different Types of Wheeled Fire Extinguishers?

What are the Different Types of Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

Wheeled fire extinguishers are available in a variety of sizes and classifications and are extremely useful for extinguishing larger fires. Wheeled fire extinguishers are designed and used in commercial and industrial operations. Depending on the needs of the businesses, there are a few different models to choose from.

What are the different types of wheeled fire extinguishers? Wheeled fire extinguishers are available in both regular and offshore designs. Wheeled fire extinguishers can be purchased in sizes of 50lbs, 65lbs, 100lbs, 125lbs, 150lbs, 300lbs and 350lbs and have the fire extinguishing capabilities of ABC dry chemical, carbon dioxide, Halotron, standard, halotron and purple K class fires.

Wheeled fire extinguishers are designed with a durable steel frame and large steel or rubber wheels that enable a single individual to transport the unit whether 50 lbs or 350 lbs, over smooth and/or rough terrain such as gravel or rocks. Wheeled units can come with either a 25 or 50 foot hose allowing the user easier access and mobility to extinguish the fire.

Depending on the needs of the business or area in which the wheeled fire extinguisher will be placed, users need to ensure that they have the best fire extinguisher to combat potential fires in that location.

Knowing what potential fires may occur will determine the type of wheeled fire extinguisher you will need. Let’s take a look at each of the different types of wheeled fire extinguishers below to help you select the best wheeled fire extinguisher for your needs.

Types of Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

ABC Dry Chemical Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

ABC dry chemical is capable of extinguishing class A, Class B and Class C fires. This is the most versatile option for the wheeled fire extinguishers. Wheeled ABC Class fire extinguishers are available in 50lbs, 125lbs, and 300lbs tank sizes.

NOTE: While the ABC fire extinguisher is capable of extinguishing electrical fires (Class C) It should never be used on sensitive equipment as the agent may destroy the equipment.

Carbon Dioxide Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers are capable of extinguishing Class B and Class C fires. Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers are available in 50lbs or 100lbs tank sizes. Businesses that have sensitive electrical equipment may choose this type of fire extinguisher as the Carbon Dioxide is considered a clean agent and wont destroy or corrode the equipment.

Halotron Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

Halotron fire extinguishers are capable of extinguishing Class A, Class B and Class C fires. Halotron fire extinguishers are available in 65lbs or 150lbs tank sizes. Halotron Fire Extinguishers use an agent known as HALOTRON I which is considered a clean agent and wont destroy or corrode electrical equipment.

Businesses that have sensitive electrical equipment may choose this type of fire extinguisher as well.

 

Purple K Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

Purple K fire extinguishers are capable of extinguishing Class B and Class C fires and use an agent known as Potassium Bicarbonate to extinguish the fires. Purple K fire extinguishers are available in 50lbs, 125lbs, and 300lbs tank sizes.

NOTE: While the Purple K fire extinguisher is capable of extinguishing electrical fires (Class C) It should never be used on sensitive equipment as the agent (Potassium Bicarbonate) may destroy the equipment.

Standard Dry Chemical Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

Standard Dry Chemical fire extinguishers are capable of extinguishing Class A, Class B and Class C fires. Standard Dry Chemical fire extinguishers are available in 150lbs, or 350lbs tank sizes.

NOTE: While the Standard Dry Chemical fire extinguisher is capable of extinguishing electrical fires (Class C) It should never be used on sensitive equipment as the agent (Monoammonium Phosphate) may destroy the equipment.

Classification of fires and Types of Fire extinguishers

The two charts below show the different types of fire extinguishers and the classes or types of fires. This will help you in determining which fire extinguisher is best for your needs.

Where are wheeled fire extinguishers used?

Wheeled fire extinguishers are perfect for commercial and industrial operations and can be found in the following locations or businesses: ship docks, ships, refineries, construction sites, chemical plants, storage facilities, laboratories, auto shops, airplane hangars, industrial kitchens, and any other facilities where larger fires may occur, and the need to transport a heavy-duty fire extinguisher is required.

How Much do Wheeled Fire Extinguishers Cost?

The cost for wheeled fire extinguishers is anywhere between $1000 to USD 10,000, depending on the tank size, model (Offshore or regular) and agent used.

 

The Buckeye Model A-150-SP 125 lb. Wheeled Fire Extinguisher carries 125 pounds of extinguishing agent, which gives it the capacity to cover 240 square feet of fire.

Wheeled Fire Extinguisher ABC Class 30110

Can a Single Person Operate a Wheeled Fire Extinguisher?

Wheeled fire extinguishers are designed to be moved and used by a single person. Their large sturdy wheels and balancing design enable the individual to transport the unit down hallways and around corners. Additionally, each wheeled fire extinguisher comes with either a 25 or 50-foot hose that allows the extinguisher to extinguish fires that may be in hard to reach locations such as around obstacles, upstairs and in tight places.

Does OnlineSafetyDepot.com Carry Wheeled Fire extinguishers?

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