People in industries where there are frequent fires set tough standards for fire protection equipment. They demand rugged extinguishers that can take rough treatment and still perform reliably...day after day, year after year. They expect the equipment to provide value...when they buy it and when it comes time to service it. And they look for a company that can help them solve fire protection problems.
The company professionals rely on is Ansul. And the brand they prefer is RED LINE equipment. Why? Simply because they know Ansul equipment is designed to help save lives, protect property and ensure business continuity.
And that commitment is reflected in the way we design, test, manufacture and service the entire range of RED LINE hand portable and wheeled products.
But, don’t take our word for it. Talk to the people who manage risk for the Fortune 500 companies. The engineers who run the manufacturing plants. The safety directors for the leading energy companies. Or, the insurance companies who underwrite these operations. Ask them why their fire protection specifications typically read ‘Ansul. And, why Ansul's RED LINE equipment has been their choice since 1939.
Why is Red Line Equipment the Best?
It simply performs better.
We manufacture every RED LINE unit as if someone’s life or business may depend on its performance. Which is why we select only the finest materials, test and retest our designs under actual fire situations and manufacture every component to the highest quality standards possible. The result is equipment that performs better, lasts longer and costs less to own than any other brand.
Tough as nails yet easy to operate.
RED LINE portable and wheeled units feature welded steel construction for long life. So they can take rough treatment and still provide years of safe, reliable service. RED LINE equipment is also designed for easy operation by one person. Which means that you can relax, knowing that you’re putting maximum fire killing power in the hands of your fire fighters.
Recharge on the spot.
RED LINE equipment is designed to be used often. So the ability to quickly recharge these units on location is a key feature. All it takes is a supply of Ansul recharge materials, and a few hours of training from your nearby Ansul distributor. Do it yourself or turn all the servicing over to your Authorized Ansul Distributor.
The finest customer training school in the world.
It’s the world-famous Ansul Fire School in Marinette, Wisconsin where our customers come every year to learn the basics of first aid firefighting. You too can send your people to the school offering the finest in hands-on training.
The right fit for every application.
Some companies sell hardware. Ansul helps solve fire protection problems. That’s a critical difference when you stop to consider that no two fire hazards are exactly the same. A fire protection survey, conducted by your Authorized Ansul Distributor, will assist you in the selection of the right equipment, the proper extinguishing agent and necessary options to satisfy your particular fire protection requirements.
Unmatched customer service. Before or after the sale, nobody outperforms Ansul when it comes to customer service. More than 400 authorized distributors to help you select, install and service your RED LINE equipment. The Ansul Fire Technology Center where we develop effective solutions to the fire challenges our customers bring us. The finest array of technical and training materials in the industry. And the list goes on and on. Because at Ansul, when the customer talks, we listen.. .and respond.
Designed and built by Ansul.
Quite simply, that means that like all Ansul equipment, RED LINE fire extinguishers are rugged, reliable, and built to last. Only the finest quality materials go into their manufacture. And only equipment which passes Ansul’s rigid quality assurance tests ever makes it out our doors.
- NOZZLE features stainless steel moving parts for proper operation n all types of environments.
- Forged aluminum FILL CAP is designed to withstand rough treatment, prevent damage to threads and ensure a tight seal — the FILL CAP INDICATOR allows you to tell at-a-glance if the extinguisher has been used or tampered with.
- CARRYING HANDLE is shaped to fit the hand for comfort and non-slip holding the 45 degree carrying angle helps to eliminate dragging and provides extra clearance when carrying the unit up or down stairs.
- Tough, carbon steel SHELL resists impact, vibration and corrosion — Special polyester POWDER PAINT resists cracking and chipping and provides better corrosion resistance than conventional paints.
- Rugged, aluminum, glare-resistant NAMEPLATES furnish the operator with vital information… operating instructions, agent identification, typical hazards for which the extinguisher is suited on the front--after-use and maintenance instructions on the back --Visual PICTOGRAMS give step-by-step instructions to assist firefighters.
- GAS TUBE features rubber check valves to provide proper "fluidization" of the dry chemical agent.
- Long-lasting HOSE retains flexibility down to - 40 ° F (-40° C) - aluminum alloy HOSE COUPLINGS are designed for strength and resistance to corrosion and cracking.
- HOSE CONFINER helps to prevent accidental actuation - PUNCTURE LEVER has stainless steel moving parts for smooth, efficient pressurizing - VISUAL SEAL (not shown) is designed to indicate if extinguisher has been used or tampered with.
- Factory - tested PRESSURE CARTRIDGE mounts on the outside of the unit for easy removal and recharge.
- COMPOSITE CARTRIDGE GUARD attaches with a spring clip and features a tamper-proof design with integral nozzle holster and hose retainer.
Choose Your Ansul Agent
- FORAY a monoammonium phosphate-based dry chemical for use on Class A, B and C fires.
- PLUS-FIFTY C a sodium bicarbonate-based dry chemical for use on Class B and C fires.
- Purple-K a potassium-based dry chemical which is the most effective Ansul dry chemical agent for Class B and C fires.
- MET-L-X a sodium chloride-based dry powder for use on most Class D fires involving combustible metals such as magnesium.
- MET-L-KYL a sodium bicarbonate-based dry chemical specially designed for suppressing fires involving most metal alkyls (pyrophoric liquids which ignite on contact with air) such as triethylaluminum.
- LITH-X a graphite-based dry powder blended for use on lithium fires. LITH-X agent is also effective on fires involving high melting point metals such as zirconium, titanium and sodium potassium.
- NA-X a sodium carbonate-based dry powder for use on most Class D fires involving sodium, potassium and sodium-potassium alloy (Nak) materials. NA-X agent is recommended wherever stress corrosion of stainless steel must be kept to an absolute minimum.
- COPPER POWDER NAVY 125S a copper-based material that was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Navy to extinguish lithium fires.
- ANSUL AR-33 an alcohol-resistant aqueous film-forming foam used primarily on Class B fires involving hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels such as alcohols, keytones, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, and esters.
..then select the right Red Line unit for your application.
The Model 5 has a slim design for use on vehicles and machinery where space is a problem. Typical applications include small trucks, buses, lift trucks, mining vehicles, automobiles, boats and production line machinery.
The Model 10 is designed for high fire frequency areas where light or ordinary fire hazards exist. It is perfect for remote locations where smaller fires occur and on-the-spot recharging is necessary. Typical applications include trucks, production line machinery, paint lockers and mining equipment.
Larger fires in high risk areas require the use of the Model 20. Typical applications include dip tanks, storage drums, oil pumping stations, turbines and compressors, quench tanks and large industrial operations.
The Model 30 is recommended wherever large, intense fires often occur and maximum fire-killing power is needed. Typical applications include warehouses, paint-mixing areas, fuel loading racks, fuel storage locations and heavy construction sites.
Designed for in-plant protection of exceptionally hazardous areas, the Model 150 is a compact, mobile, highly maneuverable unit which can fit through a standard doorway (29 inches wide). Typical applications include industrial plants, utilities, paint-mixing areas, institutions and flammable liquid storage areas.
The Model 350 is designed to protect large, high risk fire hazards which require longer discharge time and greater agent capacity. Typical applications include airports, large vehicle storage areas, refineries, petroleum loading racks and railroad yards. Model AR-33-D foam unit provides Class B securing abilities for hydrocarbon and polar solvents.