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Ansul FORAY Fire Extinguishing Agents

Ansul FORAY for Hand Portable & Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

Ansul FORAY Fire Extinguishing Agents- Dry Chemical Extinguishers- Dry Powder Extinguishers- distributed by Koetter Fire Protection worldwide

Application of Ansul FORAY

Ansul FORAY may be used to combat fires in ordinary combustible materials such as wood, cloth, paper, rubber and many plastics (Class A) as well as fires in flammable liquids, gases and greases (Class B) and fires involving energized electrical equipment (Class C). FORAY is of particular value on combination fires (Class A and B together) and on Class A fires at temperatures which would freeze water. A typical application is the heavy equipment used in the logging industry.

FORAY is available in hand portable and wheeled extinguishers, large stationary units, mobile units and various fixed nozzle piped systems.

Description

FORAY is the only one of Ansul’s dry chemicals that provides Class A fire extinguishment. It is a monoammonium phosphate based dry chemical containing chemical additives, and produced by an exclusive Ansul chemical process. The resultant agent is free-flowing, water repellant, non-abrasive, and when used as a fire extinguishing agent will produce no toxic effects.

FORAY is yellow in color to differentiate it from the other dry chemical agents. Moisture may combine with monoammonium phosphate based agents in post fire situations to produce mild corrosion. Because of this, prompt cleanup is recommended. If the agent cannot be readily swept up, warm water may be used as a solvent.

Performance

Monoammonium phosphate based extinguishants are unique among dry chemicals because of their "A" rating. Ansul FORAY is at least 4 to 5 times as effective as an equal weight of water on Class A fires. Various extinguishers will operate at temperatures as low as –65° F and as high as 120° F (–54° C and 49° C). Caution: Never mix FORAY with bicarbonate based dry chemicals. A chemical reaction that is harmful to the extinguisher will take place.

Ordering Information

Ansul FORAY is available in 45 pound pails (Part No. 53080). Refill services are available from your local Ansul distributor.

Approvals and Listings

Nationally recognized testing laboratories grant an approval or listing for the combination of an extinguisher and its agent. Numerous types and sizes of approved or listed FORAY extinguishers are available. Following discharge, these extinguishers are to be refilled only with the original agent, as specified on the nameplate. This agent meets specifications of agencies of the U.S. and Canadian governments.


Ansul PLUS-FIFTY C

Application

Ansul PLUS-FIFTY C may be used to combat fires in flammable liquids, gases and greases (Class B) including such fires when involved with energized electrical equipment (Class C). Specific applications include the protection of commercial food preparation equipment (fryers, griddles, range hoods, etc.) and textile machinery. PLUS-FIFTY C is available in hand portable and wheeled extinguishers, large stationary units, mobile units and various fixed nozzle piped systems.

Description

This is the first of Ansul’s dry chemicals, and the most widely used. PLUS-FIFTY C is a sodium bicarbonate based dry chemical containing chemical additives, and is produced by an exclusive Ansul chemical process. The resultant agent is free-flowing, water repellant, non-abrasive and, when used as a fire extinguishing agent, will produce no toxic effects. PLUS-FIFTY C is bluish-white in color to differentiate it from the other dry chemical agents. Post fire cleanup of PLUS-FIFTY C can be readily accomplished using a vacuum cleaner or a broom and dust pan.

Performance

On a pound for pound basis, PLUS-FIFTY C is twice as effective in extinguisher applications as carbon dioxide. Various extinguishers charged with PLUS-FIFTY C will function effectively at temperatures from –65° F to 150° F (–54° C to 66° C). Other agents are not listed for temperatures exceeding 120° F (49° C). Caution: Never mix PLUS-FIFTY C with phosphate based dry chemicals. A chemical reaction that is harmful to the extinguisher will take place.

Ordering Information

PLUS-FIFTY C is available in fifty pound (22.7 kg) cartons (Part No. 9338), and fifty pound (22.7 kg) pails (Part No. 9336). Refill services are available from your local Ansul distributor.

Approvals and Listings

Nationally recognized testing laboratories grant an approval or listing for the combination of an extinguisher and its agent. Numerous types and sizes of approved or listed PLUS-FIFTY C extinguishers are available. Following discharge, these extinguishers are to be refilled only with the original agent, as specified on the name-plate. This agent meets specifications of agencies of the U.S. and Canadian governments.


Ansul Purple-K’

Application

Ansul ‘Purple-K’ may be used to combat fires in flammable liquids, gases and greases (Class B) including such fires when involved with energized electrical equipment (Class C). Because of its excellent fire fighting effectiveness, ‘Purple-K’ is widely used in the petroleum industry and in other areas where the fire risk is high. ‘Purple-K’ is available in hand portable and wheeled extinguishers, large stationary units, mobile units and various fixed nozzle piped systems.

Description

‘Purple-K’ is one of the most effective of the Ansul dry chemicals against Class B fires. It is a potassium bicarbonate based dry chemical containing chemical additives, and is produced by an exclusive Ansul chemical process. The resultant agent is free-flowing, water repellant, non-abrasive and, when used as a fire extinguishing agent, will produce no toxic effects. ‘Purple-K’ is violet in color to differentiate it from the other dry chemical agents. Post fire cleanup of ‘Purple-K’ can be readily accomplished using a vacuum cleaner or a broom and dust pan.

Performance

‘Purple-K’ is extremely effective against Class B fires, and has been shown to be at least 4 to 5 times as effective in extinguisher applications as carbon dioxide, and more than twice as effective as sodium bicarbonate based extinguishants. Various extinguishers will operate at temperatures as low as -65° F and as high as 120° F (-54° C and 49° C). Caution: Never mix ‘Purple-K’ with phosphate based dry chemicals. A chemical reaction that is harmful to the extinguisher will take place.

Ordering Information

‘Purple-K’ is available in fifty pound pails (Part No. 9335). Refill services are available from your local Ansul distributor.

Approvals and Listings

Nationally recognized testing laboratories grant an approval or listing for the combination of an extinguisher and its agent. Numerous types and sizes of approved or listed ‘Purple-K’ extinguishers are available. Following discharge, these extinguishers are to be refilled only with the original agent, as specified on the nameplate. This agent meets specifications of agencies of the U.S. and Canadian governments.


Ansul MET-L-X’

Application

Ansul Met-L-X may be used on sodium, potassium, sodium-potassium alloy, and magnesium fires. In addition it will control and sometimes extinguish small fires on zirconium and titanium. Met-L-X can be discharged through hose lines and is available in hand portable, wheeled, stationary, and piped system extinguishers ranging from 30 to 2000 pounds.

Description

Met-L-X is a dry powder composed of a salt base plus a polymer for sealing, and other additives to render it free-flowing and cause heat caking, or crusting.

Performance

Met-L-X is listed by Underwriters Labortories for use on sodium, potassium, sodium-potassium, and magnesium alloys. The listing includes scoop application, 30-pound hand portable, 150-pound and 350-pound wheeled and stationary extinguishers.

Ordering Information

Met-L-X may be purchased in steel* containers 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of agent, shipping weight 54 pounds (24.5 kg).


Ansul LITH-X

Application

Ansul Lith-X was developed for use on lithium fires, and will also extinguish magnesium, sodium, and potassium fires. Lith-X will contain and in some cases completely extinguish fires of zirconium, titanium, and sodium-potassium alloy.

Description

Lith-X is a compound of a special graphite base with additives to render it free-flowing so that it may be used in extinguishers. It does not cake or cruse, but excludes air and conducts heat away from the burning mass to extinguish the fire.

Ordering Information

Lith-X may be purchased in steel* containers holding 45 pounds (20.4 kg) of agent, shipping weight 49 pounds (24.5 kg).

* Plastic containers may be substituted at Ansul's option.

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