The Hercules 5KG Carbon Dioxide fire extinguisher is usually placed in clean rooms, server rooms and electrical rooms. As carbon dioxide fire extinguishers do not leave any residue after discharge, they are considered as clean. This makes them the perfect choice to use in rooms where expensive equipment are kept. Often, they are also used as training equipment to fight fires as no clean up is required after the practice session.
What type of fire can I use this fire extinguisher for?
Meticulously tested in laboratories, the Hercules fire extinguisher is capable of eliminating:
Class B fires which are flammable liquids such as paint, thinner, petrol, etc.
Class E fires which are electrical fires but do not include lithium battery fires.*
*A key point to note is that SCDF is educating the public on NOT to directly using fire extinguishers on class C and E fires. C and E fires will reignite almost immediately as heat is still being generated. This is why the first step of eliminating a Class C or E fire is to turn off the source by shutting off the gas or electrical supply. If there is still a fire, the fire is likely to be a class A or B fire which will be much easier to put out as compared to a C or E fire. This is also why class C are class E logos are no longer permitted on new fire extinguishers.
How to use a fire extinguisher?
Before you use a fire extinguisher, always ensure you have an escape route. If you have to use a fire extinguisher, do so at a safe distance. When in doubt, always choose to run. Even professional fire fighters in full fire resistant suits have been trained to never put their own lives at risk.
Always remember PASS. You can also read the instruction label on the fire extinguisher.
|1. Pull the safety pin|
|2. Aim at the base of the fire|
|3. Squeeze the lever|
|4. Sweep side to side.|
How do I maintain a fire extinguisher?
According to the Singapore Fire Code, all non-personal use fire extinguishers must be maintained annually by a trained technician of a workshop registered with SCDF. You are able to make an appointment with Fire Armour to service your fire extinguishers.
For personal use fire extinguishers, owners can check the fire extinguisher’s pressure gauge. When the needle is pointed to the green zone, it allows the owner to know that the fire extinguisher is generally in good working condition.
Does this fire extinguisher expire?
Fire extinguishers do not expire like food. Every 5 years, fire extinguishers are to undergo a full pressure test. In theory, if the fire extinguisher were to undergo a full pressure test every 5 years and assuming it has been kept in a reasonably clean environment, it can last indefinitely. However, this is rare in reality as it is simply more economical to purchase a new piece every 5 years.
As SCDF requires all fire extinguishers to be maintained annually, a one year expiry sticker is affixed to every fire extinguisher that we sell. When the date has lapsed, it does not mean that the fire extinguisher has to be disposed. Instead, simply bring it to us here to service your fire extinguishers and the expiry date can be extended. This rule does not affect fire extinguisher that are for personal use.
|App Total Weight||13.5KG|
|Operating Temp||-30°C to 60°C|
|Working Pressure||56 Bar|
|Test Pressure||250 Bar|
|Packing Dimension||145x180x775 (1 per box)|
Due to constant improvements, product specifications may differ slightly.