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Fire Extinguishers

May 22nd, 2017 by
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Fire is no respecter of persons, and you never know when or where it might strike. In 2013 alone, there were 100,500 non-residential fires reported in the United States. The National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) says those events accounted for 1,500 injuries, the loss of about 70 lives and about $2.6 billion in property loss.

While the number of reported fires tends to be on the decline, down about 17,000 from a decade ago and about 50,000 from 1993, the dangers are as apparent as they ever were. That’s why it’s imperative to have the right type and number of fire extinguishers for the job and location.

What Class of Fire Could Happen at Your School or Business?
The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors or NACHI explains that there are five different types or classes of fires, each one with a different source.

  • Class A: Wood, paper, cloth, trash and other ordinary combustible materials
  • Class B: Gasoline, oil, kerosene, paint, grease and other flammable liquids
  • Class C: Fires of electric origin such as outlets, lights, circuit breakers, wires and electrical devices
  • Class D: Combustible metals and combustible metal alloys such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and titanium, often occurring in chemical labs
  • Class K: Cooking fats and oils, usually in the kitchen

OSHA says that for each type of fire extinguisher, there are different rules that govern how many you need and where they must be located. Where Class A fires are possible, one extinguisher within 75 feet is required. Class B spacing is 50 feet. For class C, spacing and location depend on its proximity to class A and B hazards. Class D requires an extinguisher within 75 feet, and class K must have one extinguisher within 3 feet.

At XPB Locker, we offer a wide range of fire extinguishers in varying sizes and for different fire classifications. Large or small, they might be the only thing that stands between a fire and the protection of your school or business and the people in it.

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All Welded Lockers

May 9th, 2017 by
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Incorporate the superior design features of the All Welded Lockers. Most lockers have some ventilation. But some areas need maximum breathability so that the gear stored inside can have a chance to dry instead of becoming smelly or breeding mildew. Gyms where sweaty gear gets put away needs the most ventilation possible. Our All Welded Lockers take ventilation up a few notches, with top and bottom perforations on the locker doors.

For smaller areas, our Vented Wall Mounted Modular Metal Locker Units come with four compartments and the maximum amount of ventilation through the door. Each locker compartment is 12 inches square, which makes them ideal for small items such as gym shoes. Call us today at 1-877-483-9270 for a free quote. We’ll work with you to design and build exactly the right lockers for your project.

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