Designed as a back-up to your kitchen fire suppression system, the K-Class Fire Extinguisher is used for fires that result from combustible vegetable oils and animal fats used in commercial cooking appliances. Most commercial kitchens are required to have at least one Class K fire extinguisher installed.
Purchasing a K-Class Fire Extinguisher
Contact Richardson Fire Equipment to purchase a K-Class fire extinguisher for your kitchen, school, nursing home or other facility. We sell and install K-Class Fire Extinguishers manufactured by Pyro-Chem, Badger, Amerex, Ansul, and Buckeye. Our Class K extinguishers meet NFPA 10 requirements for extinguishing fires in combustible cooking media.
Installing a K-Class Fire Extinguisher
It’s important to install a K-Class fire extinguisher at a proper height and at a location that meets fire code requirements. Our licensed technicians understand these requirements and will securely install your extinguisher in a proper location. If you have purchased a Class K extinguisher from us and would like instructions on installation, call (972) 699-3473 for more information.
Inspecting, Testing, and Recharging a K-Class Fire Extinguisher
State and local authorities require that K-Class fire extinguishers be inspected annually. This usually means that your K-Class extinguishers are inspected and re-tagged every other time your kitchen fire suppression system is inspected.
Contact Richardson Fire Equipment to recharge your K-Class fire extinguisher after any use. This will ensure that your fire extinguishers are always fully pressurized and ready to protect you in the event of a fire.
The State of Texas requires that a K-Class extinguisher undergo a hydrostatic test every five years. The hydrostatic test involves expelling the chemical, pressurizing the cylinder according to manufacturer’s specifications, and recharging the extinguisher with new chemical. Richardson Fire Equipment performs hydrostatic testing on K-Class extinguishers as required.