Class K Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers by Amerex
Class K Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers by Amerex

Wet chemical fire extinguishers.

Wet Chemical fire extinguishers are the best for common restaurant & kitchen fire hazards. Tested and approved for the new Class K listing by UL specifically for restaurant kitchen hazards. They contain a special potassium acetate based, low PH agent developed for use in pre-engineered restaurant kitchen systems.

Class K Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers by Amerex
Badger Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

Wet chemical fire extinguishers FAQs

What types of wet chemical fire extinguishers does Koetter sell?

Koetter Fire Protection distributes Amerex and Badger wet chem fire extinguishers.

What class fires are wet chemical extinguishers used for?

Wet chem also know as Class K fire extinguishers are used for fighting kitchen fires.

Do Class K fire extinguishers come with a warranty?

Yes. Amerex Class K extinguishers come with a manufacturer 5-year warranty and Badger extinguishers with a 6-year warranty.

I have a fire suppression system for my kitchen, why do I need extinguishers?

Class K fire extinguishers for kitchens are designed to fight fires at the onset, whereas kitchen fire suppression systems are designed to handle out of control fires. Your fire extinguisher is going to be your first line of defense to eliminate the fire before it gets out of control.

How many fire extinguishers does my building need?

This number is highly dependent on the square footage of your building and its layout. A general NFPA rule is fire extinguishers should be within 75 feet of travel distance, however, this number varies depending on the fire class.

How often do I need my fire extinguishers inspected?

Inspections should occur every month. This can be done yourself. Here are questions to ask yourself when inspecting your fire extinguishers:

  • Is the extinguisher where it’s supposed to be?
  • Is the extinguisher visible and easily accessible?
  • Is the pressure gauge operable?
  • Is the extinguisher full?
  • For wheeled extinguishers, what are the conditions of the tires, wheels, carriage, hose, and nozzle?
  • For nonrechargeable extinguishers, what do the push-to-test indicators read?
What firefighting agents do Class K extinguishers use?

Class K fire extinguishers utilize a specially blended potassium acetate for a base agent.

What size do handheld wet chemical extinguishers come in?

Handheld Class K fire extinguishers come in the following sizes: 1.6Lbs, 2.5Lbs.

What is the discharge time on handheld clean agent extinguishers?

1.6Lbs extinguishers will discharge for 53 seconds and 2.5Lb extinguishers for 107 seconds.

What is the discharge range of handheld clean agent extinguishers?

Wet chemical fire extinguishers we distribute have a discharge range of 10 to 12 feet. The size and model of the fire extinguisher will ultimately determine the discharge range.

What is the operating temperature of handheld wet chem extinguishers?

Class K fire extinguisher operating temperatures range is +40°F to 120°F.

Are Class K fire extinguishers rechargeable?

Yes, the Class K fire extinguishers that we sell at Koetter Fire Protection are rechargeable. Once emptied you can bring them to one of our Texas locations for a refill and inspection if needed.

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