Britannia's P50 6ltr foam fire extinguisher is a service-free fire extinguisher, never requiring an engineer call-out during the unit's 10 year guaranteed life. With kitemark to the EN3 standard, these extinguishers conform to all of the latest standards and offer many benefits. The 'foam with anti-freeze' P50 extinguisher is perfect for outdoor applications or any environment where temperatures may fall to -5 °C.
This is the technical data for the Service-Free 6ltr Foam Fire Extinguisher - Britannia P50.
|Extinguisher Agent||AFFF Foam|
|Discharge Time||40 sec.|
|Discharge Range (min)||4 metres|
|Temperature Range||AFFF Foam: 5 to 60°C
AFFF Foam with anti-freeze: -10 to 60°C
|Working Pressure||12 bar at 20°C|
|Extinguisher ID Sign||Included|
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Q. Will the P50 extinguishers be suitable in offices with electrical equipment? Or do I still need traditional CO2 extinguishers?
A. The P50 foam extinguishers are perfect for office environments and are well suited for fighting electrical fires (upto the normal voltage in offices which is 240V). They have been tested with 35000V and declared safe by the BSI for use with up to 1000V!
Usually, one P50 foam will replace one existing water/foam units plus one CO2 unit, as they are commonly found in offices.
One of the reasons why foams are good on electrical fires is that electrical fires often involve liquefying plastics and other plastics/rubbers for which foams are perfect.
The only exception are large server cabinets and computer centres which require specialist fire fighting equipment.
Q. What happens after I place the order?
A. We will confirm a date with you for the visit by our certified engineer. The cost for this visit and all the work the engineer does is included in the price you paid for the extinguishers. The engineer will usually bring the extinguishers with him (if not we will send the extinguishers up front). First of all the engineer will check that the extinguisher is adequate for the building and the use. He/she will then install the extinguisher and train you in the simple yearly visual inspection of the extinguisher. You will then receive a certificate to confirm the training and the suitability of the extinguishers installed. You also receive a form to be filled in by you that needs to be sent to your insurance company to inform them about the new maintenance regime. After that all you have to do is carry on with your normal visual inspection required for any extinguishers and the yearly 3 step visual inspection which needs to be recorded in your fire safety logbook. No other activity is required for the next ten years.
Q. Is a magnet provided with the extinguisher?
A. Yes, when the engineer installs the extinguisher and gives the training on the yearly service he will leave a magnet with each customer.
Q. My building insurance states that the extinguishers installed need to be checked yearly by a competent person. Have the self-maintenance extinguishers been passed by insurance companies?
A. All major insurances have approved P50 fire extinguishers. The relevant sections in the extinguisher servicing standard BS5306-3:2009 state that a competent person needs to maintain all extinguishers and that such a competent person is primarily defined as to have the ability to carry out the procedures as defined by the manufacturer. The manufacturer Britannia Fire clearly states that only a visual inspection is required. When you purchase the Britannia extinguishers from us our engineers will install the extinguishers free of charge and train you how to carry out the yearly inspection. They also ensure that you are suitably covered in accordance to the relevant British Standards.The engineers will also issue you an installation certificate. There is also a video that demonstrates the visual inspection on the website.
13 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5
Reviewed by: RF
Once again, your service has been excellent and I have just carried out an annual service on the P50s we bought from you last year.
Published on: 10th July 2018
Reviewed by: MF
Buying one of these is a no brainer - Save a fortune in annual fees. Delivered promptly. Setting up the initial inspection was easy to do. The inspection/installation was carried out on the day/time agreed by a very professional and courteous person who is a credit to the company. Peace of mind for 10 years - this product is an absolute must for a small business. Thank you.
Published on: 20th May 2018
Reviewed by: JN
Good option for maintenance-free fire safety.
Published on: 10th June 2017
Reviewed by: -
Hopefully will never be used! The extinguishers seem fine and are easy to check annually. Haven't actually used them yet, and hopefully won't need to. The only downside was this it took three weeks for an engineer to install them and provide initial training.
Published on: 24th August 2015
Reviewed by: -
much less hassle than the old-style extinguishers requiring servicing
Published on: 20th November 2014
Reviewed by: -
Obviously haven't used it yet but seems a good modern extinguisher
Published on: 13th May 2014
Reviewed by: -
not able to review as unused, and I hope I never have to use it!!! It does look an attractive proposition compared to having to service standard extinguishers
Published on: 5th November 2012
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