Aquamax Water Fire Extinguishers 

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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF WATER FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

To help customers make informed judgments about the selection of the best extinguishing media for specific operational circumstances, an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each is essential. In respect of water fire extinguishers

 

ADVANTAGES

 

ü      Cost - Cheap to buy and refill

ü      Cooling Effect - Excellent surface penetration and cooling properties, which helps to rapidly reduce the flames.

ü      Safe if used accidentally on Electrical Fires , Passed 35Kv conductivity of discharge test.

 

DISADVANTAGES

 

X       Limits Of Use - Water extinguishers can only be used on solid combustibles, such and wood, paper and textiles.

X       Temperature Restriction - As it uses plain water as most of its extinguisher medium it is liable freeze at low temperatures, even with low freeze additive still only use in temperature down to –10oc.

        X       Danger If used On Wrong Class Of Fire – Must Not Be used on Class B,C,D or F Fires .
 
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Aquamax water plus additive extinguishers are some of the highest rated units on the market in Europe at present, a unique mix of the Aquamax additive and the special spray nozzle has led to exceptional fire ratings. Aquamax is environmentaly friendly and non corrosive. For use on Class A fires. The 6Litre version has a massive 34A which means in larger area you will require less extinguishers to cover your A rated requirements.
 
Sizes Available: 6&9Litre
Model XWA3
Size (Litre's) 3
Fire Rating 13A
Approx Weight 6Kg

 
Model XWA6
Size (Litres) 6
Fire Rating 34A
Approx Weight 10Kg

FEATURES

Quality valves.
Passed the 35kv conductivity of discharge test.CE and BS Kitemarked. MED Approved.
Squeeze grip design for enhanced discharge control.
Safety relief valves.
Internal PE lining up to sealing point, no internal threads exposed to liquids to stop corrosion.
Large diameter neck rings for easy inspection.
Full epoxy polyester coated steel shell for high corrosion protection.
Protective plastic bases.
Ergonomically designed discharge nozzles.
Impact resistant pressure gauges.
Comes supplied with wall bracket.
High fire ratings
Netherlands environmental certification for AFFF British Approroals For Fire Equipment Certified CE Marked