How do I check my fire extinguisher rating?

How do you determine fire extinguisher rating?

Also located on the fire extinguisher label is the UL rating. The UL rating is broken down into Class A and Class B:C ratings. These numerical ratings allow you to compare the relative extinguishing effectiveness of various fire extinguishers.

What does 4A 80B C mean?

Amerex B456 – 10 lb ABC Fire Extinguisher 4A:80B:C

Class B: Flammable Liquids-Gasoline, oil, grease, acetone (includes flammable gases).

What is the difference between 5BC and 10BC fire extinguisher?

In our tests, the 10BC units discharged only a fraction of a second longer than the 5BC, hardly “twice” anything. The 10BC, on average, discharged only 25% more fire suppressant than the 5BC.

Can you use fire extinguisher on electrical fire?

Fire extinguishers with a Class C rating are suitable for fires in “live” electrical equipment. Both monoammonium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate are commonly used to fight this type of fire because of their nonconductive properties.

What does 3 A 40 B C mean?

3A:40B:C. What do the letters mean in the alpha numeric classification? The letter represents the type of fire that can be put out with a particular extinguisher. Fires are given the following classifications: (A) ordinary combustibles.

What does 2A 10bc mean?

A fire extinguisher that is rated 2A:10 BC means it has a fire fighting capacity equivalent to: 2.5 Gallons of Water and 10 Square Feet for a BC Type Fire.

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What size is a 5 BC fire extinguisher?

Mariner Rec5 5BC Fire Extinguisher

Dimensions 3 1/2″ x 3″ x 12″
Type Portable Extinguishers
Fire Rating 5-B:C
USCG Approved B-I
Warranty Details Six Year Limited Warranty

What is a 40 BC fire extinguisher?

Badger’s regular sodium bicarbonate dry chemical stored pressure fire extinguishers are specifically designed to meet the Class B and C needs of industrial and commercial premises. Suitable for use on class B and C fires.

Technical Specifications.

Model: B5BC
Bracket: MB-5 (optional)
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