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Class A, B, C, D and K
Extinguishers are an important component of your businesses fire and life safety. Remember to have them properly placed where they are accessible and in proximity of a potential fire hazard, have the correct class of extinguisher for the hazard and inspected on a regular basis to insure they're ready when you need them.
One of our largest manufacturers for fire extinguishers is Amerex. To view more details about the types of fire extinguishers we offer, please view this Amerex Product Catalogue.
Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Dry chemical extinguishers put out a fire by coating the fuel with a thin layer of dust, separating the fuel from the oxygen in the air. The powder also works to interrupt the chemical reaction of the fire, so these extinguishers are extremely effective at putting out fire.
Here are some pictures from our Kistler O'Brien warehouse of the process our technicians go through to make sure a dry chemical extinguisher is at the proper levels before it is tagged and sent out.
Extinguishers labeled as Class A are for use on wood, paper, cloth, trash and other ordinary material fires. Class A is often combined with Class B, Class C and/or Class K to provide fire suppression for specific or multiple applications. Extinguishers with this class are often available as wet or dry types depending on application and hazard.
Extinguishers labeled as Class B are for use on gas, oil, paint and other flammable liquid fires. Class B is often combined with Class A, Class C and/or Class K to provide fire suppression for specific or multiple applications. Extinguishers with this class are often available as wet or dry types depending on application and hazard.
Extinguishers labeled as Class C are for use on live electrical equipment fires without danger to the extinguisher operator. Class C is often combined with Class A and Class B to provide fire suppression for specific or multiple applications. Extinguishers with this class are often available as dry type and can be application specific.
Extinguishers labeled as Class D are for use on combustible metals and metal alloy fires. This is a special application extinguisher purpose built for industry where combustible metals is a hazard. Extinguishers with this class are often dry type with added suppression agents that are application and hazard dependent.
Extinguishers labeled as Class K are for use on cooking media such as vegetable and animal oils and fats. Class K is often combined with Class A and Class B for optimal restaurant kitchen fire suppression. Extinguishers with this class are often available as wet or dry types depending on application and hazard.
Emergency lighting plays a vital role in the protection of your business. Proper selection, placement and maintenance provide peace of mind, protecting the people and property you rely upon for the success of your business.
Kistler O'Brien can offer you Emergency lighting, Exit lighting, or a combination of both. We offer superior installation and maintenance service to you. We help provide even those small items like your con-compliance bulbs and batteries. Our company can become your one-stop shop for all your fire safety needs. Our sales rep will go over in detail with you your needs for your business as far down as details of needing ladders and lifts.
With our Emergency Lighting, we help you to protect your most valuable assets!
Fire Safety Labels and Equipment
Clearly labeled and easy to use equipment ensures the fast and reliable response to an emergency. We can provide the proper signs, stickers and compliance materials to meet all your safety needs.
Kitchen Fire Suppression
High quality, dependable fire suppression for any kitchen -- whether the appliances are in a fixed location or zones are reconfigured over time, we will help you select the right system for your business.
At Kistler O'Brien, we take great pride in the quality of service we offer. Safety is our number one concern. Our job is to protect your most valuable assets. With our Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems we provide the following:
- Installed in accordance to NFPA 17A
- Fast and Flexible Installation Schedule
- Industry Leading Brands: Ansul, Kidde, Amerex
- Large Service Area- Covering All of NJ and Eastern Pennsylvania
- 24/7 Emergency Service
Ansul is one of our key distributors that Kistler O'Brien uses for fire suppresion systems.
- Fire Protection for Restaurants and Hospitality
- K-Class Kitchen Fire Extinguishers
- PIRANHA Fire Suppression System
- PIRANHA Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems
- R-102 Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems
Amerex is another key distributor Kistler O'Brien uses for kitchen fire suppression systems. Their fire suppression systems use less Wet Chemical agent thanks to an overlapping spray design that they pioneered. Everything with Amerex also has higher nozzle placement and doesn't require you to route piping to an external source.
Amerex Restaurant Fire Suppression Systems offer:
- Less agent, fewer nozzles and higher nozzle height
- Around the clock protection with automatic detection
- Three detection options-fusible links, linear pneumatic and linear fusible link
- Wet Chemical agent with a low pH that's non-corrosive to stainless steel
- Pre-filled pressurized tank for reliability and ease of maintenance
- Listings with all major manufacturers of gas valves
- ANSI/UL300, ULC/ORD 125.6-1995, LPCB, CE marked, MEA and SOLAS listings
For more information on the features and specifications of a Amerex Restaurant Systems, please click here.
Manager and technician of Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection making repairs on the control head and gas valve.
Spray Booth Fire Suppression
Kistler O'Brien professionals can help ensure the proper selection and placement of a complete fire suppression system to maintain the safety and compliance of your automotive finish or spray booth facility.
Kistler O'Brien is competitively priced and offers superior service. At Kistler O'Brien, we take great pride in the quality of service we offer. Safety is our number one concern. Our job is to protect your most valuable assets. With our Paint Booth Fire Suppression Systems we provide the following:
- NFPA 17 and NFPA 33 Compliant
- Fast, Easy, and Versatile Installation
- Automatic Detection - 24/7 Protection
- Dry Chemical - No Water Source Needed
- Reduced Downtime - Reduced Production Loss
- 24/7 Emergency Service
Vehicle fire suppression systems are designed to protect human life. The suppression systems are designed to suppress a fire, quickly and efficiently.
Some Ever-Present Dangers
Ever-present dangers can include abrasion against high pressure hydraulic lines, shorts in the machine's electrical cables, ignition of coal dust from a metal spark, highly flammable ignition form discard of cigarette butt
Reduce Insurance Cost
Our vehicle fire suppression systems may make it easier to obtain insurance and lower premiums.
Reduce Damage and Down Time
Our vehicle fire suppression systems are designed to warn the operator and suppress the fire, protecting equipment and people.
Fire Alarm and Detection
Fire alarm and detection systems are an essential component of building and facility safety. When seconds matter and the protection and preservation of your assets are at stake, we are professionals who can help make the selection and installation of the industry's best fire alarm and detection systems part of the success of your business.
A fire alarm system provides audible and visual signals as a result of the operation of manual or automatic fire alarm initiating device like a manual fire alarm, smoke detector, or heat detector. A basic fire detection and alarm system consists of:
- Control Panel: The center of the system that controls the functions of the system.
- Initiating Devices: The devices that provide the input to the control panel when they are activated.
- Notification Appliances: The devices that notify the occupants of a building that there is a fire.
- Primary and Secondary Power Supplies
Our fire alarm systems include the design, installation, and technical services of a highly trained team. We provide the annual or semi-annual inspections. Kistler O'Brien Fire Protection uses the following manufacturers for fire alarm systems: Siemens, FCI, FireLite, Silent Knight, Radionics, Harington, and Fenwal.
Clean Agent Suppression
When sensitive data or electrical equipment is at risk the right clean agent suppression system can make all the difference in the recovery. We can help you select the most affordable and desirable fire suppression system to protect the assets you value for your business. Working with our manufacturer Amerex, we have developed affordable clean agent fire suppression systems to protect areas with sensitive electrical equipment and valuable data. These systems are monitored by an electrical control panel that has 24 hour battery backup protection. Photoelectric smoke detectors are used for detection and are cross zoned to reduce potential for unwanted system discharge. A bell and strobe device are heard and seen when fire conditions are present. All electrical circuits are supervised and factory terminated.
INERGEN Fire Suppression System protects enclosed areas where people may be present and where damage from conventional agents cannot be tolerated. Upon discharge, INERGEN agent fills the room, mixing with the air to suppress fires quickly and effectively. An inert gas mixture, the agent is safe for people and causes no ozone depletion. Also, since the INERGEN agent does not undergo chemical decomposition when exposed to heat, the agent does not cause acidic gas production like other chemical agents. ypical areas that can be protected by a FM-200 system are: bank vaults, libraries, rare book stores, electronic data processing, telephone exchanges, transformer and switchrooms, control rooms and test laboratories.
FM-200 fire suppression system is safe for your property, people and the environment. FM2-200 can be used where water sprinklers cannot as they will damage the contents of the area to be protected. Typical areas that can be protected by a FM-200 system are: bank vaults, libraries, rare book stores, electronic data processing, telephone exchanges, transformer and switchrooms, control rooms, and test laboratories.
Novec has the lowest atmospheric lifetime of 5 days. It is stored as a liquid, which makes it easier for transport, and also has a "zero ozone depletion potential". Typical areas that can be protected by a Novec system are: computer rooms, electrical control rooms, storage areas, and any high value area.
Fire Sprinkler, Foam and Pre-action Systems
Rapid response, reliability and efficiently limiting the damage to your business are all factors in the proper selection of the fire suppression system designed for your business. Our professionals can explore and explain the best options in the industry.
Fire Safety Training
Safe, effective, convenient extinguisher training for businesses of all shapes and sizes. All programs fulfill OSHA requirements. We can educate and train in the proper handling of extinguishers, the activation of manual suppression systems and the management techniques for mass notification systems. Contact us for more details about our fire safety training.
We now offer training on-site in the new Kistler O'Brien training room at our Corporate office in Bethlehem, PA. Training sessions have included Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems Training and Kidde WHDR and IND Technician Training. Read more about it here!.