6kg dry powder fire extinguishers are ideal for use in hotels, at trade events and in corporate offices. With a stainless steel body construction these extinguishers fit in well with designer constructions and are ideal for architectual and top spec finishes.
- Fire Extinguisher Rating 34A - 183B & C
- CE marked
- Lloyd's Registered
- 5 year manufacturers warranty
- Stored pressure Dry Powder fire extinguisher
- Stainless steel extinguisher fits in with today's modern environment
- Highly polished surface finish
- Corrosion resistant construction
- Supplied with plastic protection base
Q. In a new building can I choose which extinguisher I want to install, either chrome or red extinguishers? Chrome extinguishers do not conform to BS EN3 as they are CE marked but not Kitemarked.
The red fire extinguishers are manufactured and kitemarked to BS EN3. The chrome units are not manufactured to the British standard but are still CE marked. There is no requirement for new buildings to only install the red extinguishers. You may have a clause in your insurance policy saying that you need extinguishers manufactured to BS EN 3 and installed according to BS5306, in which case you would be required to install the red units. But all extinguishers, red or chrome, can be installed and maintained to the British Standard so if that is the only stipulation then you can install chrome.
Q. Should a powder extinguisher be inverted regularly to avoid the powder sticking in the bottom?
Inverting the cylinder of a powder extinguisher is part of the service procedure for cartridge operated powder extinguishers and isn’t required for stored pressure powder extinguishers by the British Standard BS 5306-3:2009. However it is good practice to perform this action during a basic service on stored pressure extinguishers as it only takes a moment and ensured that the contents are not compacted.