Currently there are many different types of Fire Extinguishers available: Carbon Dioxide, Dry Powder, AFFF Foam, Water and Wet Chemical. Each one has been designed for extinguishing specific types of fires and also requires annual maintenance for each one which can be VERY expensive
NOW THERE IS THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF EXTINGUISHERS
The Meritas F-Exx® range of extinguishers which can be used on all fires in categories: A, B, E & F
The benefits of the F-Exx® extinguishers are:
• One F-Exx® extinguisher replaces ALL 5 types of OLD extinguishers
• No specialist training required
• Easy to use
• Completely maintenance free
Fire Extinguisher Options
CO2 fire extinguishers are appropriate for use on flammable liquid fires and are tremendously successful at eliminating fire that involves electrical apparatus. CO2 is also one of the cleanest extinguishers to use.
Water fire extinguishers are fit for dousing solid combustible materials such as wood, paper and textiles. It’s critical to remember that water conducts electricity and so you should avoid using it around electrical equipment unless an additive is being used.
Wet chemical fire extinguishers have an exclusive class F rating and typically come with a special application lance. The wet chemical extinguisher is usually found in kitchen environments, as it is the perfect solution for confronting large oil fires.
We also provide fire blankets, extinguisher stands and any signage required.
Unique Benefits of F-Exx® fire extinguishers
• Multi-directional – 360 degrees:
Our extinguishers can be used in any direction and can be held sideways or even upside down, so that fires underneath objects can be put out easily.
• No re-ignition possible:
Our extinguishers also act as a cooling agent which prevents the fire from re-igniting, unlike powder extinguishers where the fire can re-ignite. The reason is that powder does not contain a cooling agent like foam or liquids. This means that a piece of burning wood or cloth which falls on powder can cause it to re-ignite.
• Works on multiple materials at once:
Paper, wood, furniture, petrol, diesel, cooking fats, oil and even electrical fires (1000v@1m)
All of our fire extinguishers can cope with electrical fires from a minimum distance of 1m in addition to dealing with other types of fire. You are buying FOUR extinguishers for the price of one.
• No propellant or aerosol is used:
The benefit of not using a propellant means there are no costs at the point of disposing of the canister (costs start at £25.00 plus vat per unit). The extinguishing liquid is completely bio degradable. The plastic canister can be thrown in the domestic waste once they have been used or their life cycle is up. Businesses and individuals have less cost of transport or storage as there is no danger of explosion, therefore they can be transported in hot cars or caravans.
• Made of plastic instead of metal:
Children and the elderly can handle these extinguishers because they are lightweight (1.4kg).
• Easy to handle with one hand:
The F-Exx® extinguishers have a trigger like a gun and can be used with only one hand. Standard extinguishers require you to use both hands to hold and simultaneously direct the extinguishing agent at the source of the fire.
• They do not inflate
Even when the pressure drops the extinguisher will not deflate, this is why the extinguisher has been sold to a number of large airlines in Germany.
• Quieter and safer than CO2 fire extinguishers:
CO2 extinguishers are typically used for electrical fires. These extinguishers are very noisy when triggered. When CO2 is used oxygen is being removed which can cause suffocation in confined spaces if the user does not exit quickly. Also CO2 extinguishers are ineffective once oxygen is re-introduced (large open areas for example).
All extinguishers capable of extinguishing class A, B or F fires carry a fire rating which is indicated by a number and letter (e.g. 13A, 55B). The number is indicating the size of fire it can extinguish under test conditions. The larger the number, the larger the fire it can extinguish. The letter indicates the fire classification as above. Class C, D and the electrical symbol do not carry a numerical rating.
All extinguishers capable of extinguishing class F fires have a rating based on 4 benchmark tests using 5, 15, 25 and 75 litres of sunflower oil. The oil is heated to auto-ignition and allowed to pre-burn for 2 minutes. The fire is then extinguished and no re-ignition shall occur within 10 minutes of extinguishing the fire.
• 8.0 Bio range 5A, 21B, 15F and Electrical 1000 volts @ 1m
• 8.0 S range 5A, 13B, 5F and Electrical 1000 volts @ 1m
• 3.0 F range 2A, 25F and Electrical 1000 volts @ 1m