Our Fire Extinguishers
We are experts in Domestic, Commercial and Industrial fire extinguishing supplies. A family owned and operated company serving Newcastle and the Hunter region since 1969.
We also supply Canvas Fire Hoses, Extinguisher, Hose Reel Protective Cabinets, Fire Blankets and Smoke Detectors. Contact Us for a free, no obligation quote.
Dry Chemical Powder available in 1.0Kg, 1.5kg, 2.5kg, 4.5kg and 9.0kg capacities. All dry chemical extinguishers give maximum performance, especially on highly inflammable fires. They can also be used on live electrical equipment. These extinguishers contain NO CFC’s and are rechargeable on site.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) available in 2.0Kg, 3.5kg and 5.0kg capacities. These extinguishers are ideally suited to Switchboards, Live Electrical Equipment, Offices & Computers. It makes no mess. A clean effective extinguisher, non-conductive. Also suitable for use on class (B) fires, (Flammable liquid).
Water Extinguishers work through the cooling effect of water, to reduce the heat from combustion below its ignition temperature. Apply the jet to the base of the fire, discharge in short bursts keeping clear of the smoke and steam produced.
Foam Extinguishers are suitable for either Class A, (combustible materials) and class B, (flammable liquid) fires. Giving a good flame knock-down, the foam extinguisher retains the features to both extinguish the risk & secure the hazard.
Wet Chemical Extinguishers are a special purpose designed extinguisher, specifically for use in kitchens and restaurants, where the major risk is from burning fats and oils. These are available in two sizes, 2.5litre and 9.0litre.
Fire Extinguisher Selection and Utility
Fire extinguishers generally are designed for one or more classes. Commonly available are A (water), BC (carbon dioxide), and ABC (dry powder).
The Australian markings are:
|Water||Solid Red||Red with a blue band|
|Foam||Solid Blue||Solid Blue|
|Powder||Red with a white band||Red with a white band|
|Carbon Dioxide||Red with a black band||Red with a black band|
|Vapourising Liquid||Red with a yellow band||Red with a yellow band|
|Halon||Solid yellow||No Longer Available|
|Wet Chemical||Solid oatmeal||Red with an oatmeal band|
A fire extinguisher may emit a solid, liquid, or gaseous chemical.
|Foam||4.5lt & 9lt||A or B|
|Dry Chemical Powder||1kg to 9kg||A, B and E|
|Wet Chemical||3.4lt & 7lt||F and A|
|Carbon Dioxide||2Kg to 5Kg||B and E|
|Mobile||N / A||Where substantial extinguishing agent is required|
|Class A||Ordinary Combustibles||Wood & Paper|
|Class B||Flammable Liquids||Paint & Petrol|
|Class C||Flammable Gases||LPG & Natural Gas|
|Combustible Metals||Magnesium & Lithium based metals|
|Class E||Fire Involving Live Electrical Equipment||Computers & Toasters|
|Class F||Oil & Fats||Vegetable oils & animal fats|