P50 Fire Extinguishers
The technology of the P50 has turned the clock back to the year 1902 when the first MINIMAX soda acid extinguisher was invented and designed to be corrosion free, with a simple service.
The metal body was coated by dipping into a molten lead bath to ensure there was no corrosion. A simple test using litmus paper to check there was no acid in the soda was carried out once a year.
The full circle was completed in 2010 with the P50 corrosion free body, simple maintenance and high quality fire protection.
- Manufactured in Great Britain
- We offer a 10 year quality guarantee against material defects and workmanship
- 20 year life
- Lightweight for ease of operation
- Requires only a yearly in-house compliance inspection using gauge check with magnet
- Composite material gives a corrosion free product
- Frost protection to -5°C is available
- 100% recyclable
- 100% UV protected
- World recognised patented design
- Main approvals and certifications.
P50 Extinguishers – Frequently Asked Questions
Q – How do I know how many extinguishers I need and where they should go?
Q – The P50 extinguisher comes just as foam or powder. What happens if I have CO2 extinguishers as well?
A – CO2 fire extinguishers have a B rating (suitable for flammable liquids such as petrol and oil). When replacing your current extinguishers with P50 fire extinguishers you need to ensure that you achieve the same or even a higher rating with the P50’s. Our Engineer will do this for you when conducting the free site survey.
CO2 extinguishers also cover electrical risks, and the P50 foam extinguishers are safe to use on electrical fires (live electrical fires of up to 1000V at a distance of one metre).
Q – So I don’t need any CO2 extinguishers?
Q – Who can carry out the yearly visual inspection?
Q – Why does the P50 extinguisher not need servicing?
Q – After 10 years, do I have to discard of the extinguisher?
A – No, after 10 years your P50 extinguisher is refurbished on-site and will then last for another 10 years.
Q – Can a P50 extinguisher be refilled if it has been discharged?
A – Yes, the P50 extinguishers can be factory refurbished. Just contact us if your extinguisher has been discharged or if your extinguisher needs refurbishing after 10 years and we will arrange an engineer visit.
Q – How can the P50 extinguisher last for 10 years when traditional extinguishers need refilling after 5 years?
Q – Can the extinguisher be damaged by UV light?
Q – The foam extinguisher can be used to extinguish electrical fires. Is it just for electrical fires up to the 1000V stated?
A – The extinguisher has been tested and confirmed safe for use on electrical equipment up to 1000V. Electrical fires mainly consist of burning cables and plastic components, which are very well extinguished with our foam extinguishers. However, we do recommend that where possible the power supply to electrical equipment is switched off before attempting to extinguish an electrical fire.