Round. Fire extinguishers have always been round, and that can cause problems for architects and designers, as well as building owners and operators.
It can be challenging to position traditional 5-pound or 10-pound portable fire extinguishers, which typically measures five inches in diameter, so that they don’t interrupt the design flow of a building while remaining compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and building codes.
Today, however, there is a better solution, representing the next evolution in fire protection equipment technology, allowing for more efficient building design, as Oval Brand Fire Products recently introduced its lineup of the world’s slimmest fire extinguishers.
Oval Brand fire extinguishers are the slimmest 10-pound, ABC and Purple K dry-chemical fire extinguishers ever produced. They are always compliant with protruding object laws, never protruding more than four inches from a surface when properly mounted. Its lineup of 10-pound dry chemical fire extinguishers are listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (UL Canada). They are the slimmest 10-pound, ABC and Purple K dry-chemical fire extinguishers ever produced.
“We believe that we have solved a number of problems that have been associated with fire extinguishers for many years and we are very excited to introduce this line of slender fire extinguishers now that we have UL and ULC listings for our first three models,” said Kevin Kozlowski, president of Oval Brand Fire Products. “We’ve intelligently designed these models to be as beautiful as they are practical and our hope is that these extinguishers help architects, engineers, and the building trades construct better, safer, and more efficient buildings for the people that rely on them.”
Kozlowski added, “Speaking as a former construction manager, the elegant and efficient design makes for a much better solution for architects, designers, building owners and operators. In addition, at less than three-and-a-half inches deep, they’re always ADA- and local building code-compliant when mounted directly to interior walls and columns.”
Three models comprise Oval Brand Fire Products’ initial fire extinguisher lineup: two 10-pound ABC dry-chemical versions (Models 10JABC and 10HABC) and a 10-pound Purple K dry-chemical version (Model 10HPKP).
At as little as three inches deep, only Oval Brand Fire Products fire extinguishers always comply with the Federal ADA four-inch protruding-object limit regulations, as well as most state and local building codes governing protruding objects when installed in accordance with NFPA 10.
In addition, Oval Brand designed its patent-pending fire extinguisher mounting hook to do more than simply mount the extinguisher to the wall or building column. It also helps prevent surface-mounted fire extinguishers from falling to the floor, which can cause serious personal injury and damage the fire extinguisher.
The United States Patent Office awarded Oval Brand Fire Products U.S. Patent Nos. 9,364,696, D760,443, and D760,444 for Oval Brand’s innovative fire extinguisher designs. Oval Brand’s mounting hook is patent pending.
For more information, please visit www.ovalfireproducts.com.