Dry Chemical Extinguishers: Cylinder Examinations

Most fire extinguishers today are stored pressure dry chemical extinguishers, meaning the dry chemical extinguishing agent is stored in the same cylinder as the expellant gas. This type of extinguisher is designed so that almost anyone can discharge the contents by pulling the pin and squeezing the lever. Although straight forward in design, the extinguisher cylinder requires special attention during …

Fire Extinguishers for Boats

If you are looking for more opportunities to service and sell portable fire extinguishers, look no further than your local boatyard, marina, or yacht club. Consider offering to do a safety check of boats to make sure they are up to date with the most recent Coast Guard (USCG) regulations (46 CFR 25.30). As of August 22, 2016, all replacement …

Emergency Light Servicing: Battery Testing and Replacement

Building codes require buildings to have emergency lighting in place. When the power goes out, emergency lights illuminate the way to an exit. Most buildings don’t have their own backup generator, so battery-operated emergency lights are installed. Batteries have a limited service life, so testing and replacing them will help make sure your emergency lights come on when they are …

Commercial Vehicle Safety Equipment: What You Need

Commercial vehicles require certain safety equipment for vehicle protection and for the safety of those in the vehicle. Service technicians help ensure that each vehicle has the following safety equipment: Portable Fire Extinguishers – proper type, size, and rating Emergency Reflective Triangles – warning devices for stopped vehicles Wheel Chocks – prevent accidental movement of vehicle while parked First Aid …

What Extinguishing Agents are used in a Fire Extinguisher?

Do you know the different types of extinguishing agents? Brush up on your extinguishing agents using this summary of extinguishing agents used in fire extinguishers. Dry Chemical. This agent is made up of very small particles of sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, or ammonium phosphate with additives to help enhance flow and prevent packing and caking. Extinguishers with sodium bicarbonate and …