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Portable Extinguishers

In industries where the potential for fire is great, ANSUL® RED LINE Cartridge-Operated Fire Extinguishers provide the ability to fight fires in the incipient stages. RED LINE extinguishers can stand up to tough environments, day after day, year after year.

RED LINE hand portables are the premium fire extinguishers for high-risk industries such as chemical, petrol-chemical, oil and gas, mining, aviation and power generation. Designed for superior performance, cartridge operation means increased reliability, ease of service and on-the-spot recharge.

Tough, carbon steel shells are designed to resist impact and vibration; quality components stand up to years of service; and specially formulated powder paints provide superior protection against corrosion, scratching and chipping.

High Flow Capabilities that Meet NFPA 10

The High Flow (HF) extinguisher model is designed to fight flammable liquid and gas fires by delivering agent at flow rates exceeding 1 lb (0.45 kg) per second.  This capability is in accordance with NFPA 10 Standard, Section 5.5: Selection for Special Hazards and its subsections which cover extinguishers for pressurized flammable liquids and pressurized gas fires, three-dimensional fires and obstacle fires.


5 lb  Slim design used on vehicles and machinery where space is limited.  Typical applications include buses, lift trucks, boats, and production line machinery.

10 lb  Designed for high fire-frequency areas where light or ordinary fire hazards exist such as paint lockers.  Ideal for installation in remote locations such as on utility and forestry trucks where smaller fires do occur.

20 lb  Designed for larger fires in high-risk areas such as compressors and turbines, storage drums, and oil pumping stations.

30 lb  Designed for larger, intense fires that may occur such as in warehouses, fuel / storage locations, or in mining and heavy construction sites.


RED LINE wheeled dry chemical extinguishers are designed for high-risk fire hazards. These industrial wheeled fire extinguishers have greater agent capacities than hand portable fire extinguishers, yet are highly mobile and can be fully operated by one person.

group image of large wheeled dry chemical fire extinguishersLarge diameter steel wheels let you more easily transport extinguishers to the source of  the fire, with a single valve engineered for quick and easy actuation. Wheeled extinguishers are available with a choice of dry chemical and dry powder agents formulated for  specific classes of fire. All wheeled extinguishers are manufactured with corrosion-resistant finishes and offer options including quick-opening valve, long-range nozzles and special wheels.


Agent Options

A choice of agents satisfies specific protection requirements and includes:

FORAY Dry Chemical—A mono-ammonium phosphate-based agent for use on Class A (wood, paper, cloth), Class B (flammable liquids and gases), and Class C (electrical) fires.

Purple-K Dry Chemical—A potassium bicarbonate-based agent that is the most effective ANSUL agent for knock-down of Class B (flammable liquids and gases) and Class C (electrical) fires.

PLUS-FIFTY C Dry Chemical—A sodium bicarbonate-based agent for use on Class B (flammable liquids and gases) and Class C (electrical) fires.

MET-L-X—A sodium chloride-based dry powder for use on most Class D fires involving combustible metals is listed by UL for use on sodium, potassium, and magnesium alloys. (C-models only)

MET-L-KYL—A sodium bicarbonate-based dry chemical and activated absorbents specially designed for suppressing Class D fires involving most trialkyl aluminums. Most of these metal-organic compounds are pyrophoric liquids that ignite on contact with air such as triethylaluminum. (C-models only)

LITH-X—A graphite-based dry powder blended for use on lithium fires. LITH-X agent is also effective on fires involving high melting point metals such as zirconium, titanium and sodium potassium.  (C-models only)

Note: The high flow agent extinguishers have been designed to fight flammable liquid and gas fires. NFPA10 defines three specific Class B fire hazards for high flow extinguishment as:

  • Pressure Fire Hazards
  • Three Dimensional Fire Hazards
  • Obstacle Fire Hazards

(Reference NFPA 10, Paragraph and, Section 4-3.1 and 4-3.3).


Low Temperature (LT) Models  Low temperature models are approved for operation in environments with temperatures between -65 °F to 120 °F  (-54 °C to 49 °C) Special Wheels—When a RED LINE unit is wheeled over sandy, loose, or rough terrain, wide wheels (WW) provide increased mobility. Rubber-coated steel wheels are available for areas where special flooring such as vinyl, tile, or wood could be damaged by steel wheels, or in volatile areas where sparks from metal wheels could be hazardous. Pneumatic rubber tires are standard on the 150-D wheeled extinguisher.


  • Aircraft hangars
  • Dip and quench tanks
  • Fuel loading racks
  • Fuel storage areas
  • Heavy construction sites
  • Loading docks
  • Metal tube manufacturing
  • Mining equipment
  • Oil pumping stations
  • Paint spray booths
  • Production lines
  • Trucks and buses
  • Warehouses



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