A schrader valve is a type of universal one-way pneumatic valve that is used for all types of car, truck, motorcycle and some bicycles to inflate the vehicle tires. Most modern air-water portable fire extinguishers and air-foam fire extinguishers include a schrader valve in the next of the valve assembly to pressurise the fire extinguisher with compressed air or other inert gas.
A vessel is the generic term that describes a range of seagoing watercraft such as; ship, boat, tug, yacht, runabout, etc for the transport of people or goods on water. Legislation exists across Australia that provides for fire fighting equipment such as portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets on board vessels.
According to Australian Standard AS 2444 covers the selection and location of portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets in buildings, vehicles and small watercraft. The Standard also covers the requirements for location signage for portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets.
According to the Australian Dangerous Goods Code 2020 every road vehicle such as trucks transporting a placard load of dangerous goods must be equipped with at least one fire extinguisher and must be mounted securely by means of a quick-release attachment and located so as to be readily accessible for use.
There are no statutory (legal) requirements for a portable fire extinguisher in a family car (or work car) such as a sedan, hatchback, utility (ute). That said for a small investment you can install a fire extinguisher for emergency purposes in the vehicle such as within the passenger compartment or boot for easy access and use.
A dry chemical powder fire extinguisher is sometimes referred to as the universal fire extinguisher because of its Class A, Class B and Class E ratings. Our high performance dry chemical powder fire extinguisher are also rated for Class C rating.
A caravan is a popular investment for Australian families to enable us to travel and explore our wide brown land. A caravan may be one of the most expensive a family purchases after their home and family car, so it stands to reason that a small investment in high quality fire safety comprising a portable fire extinguisher and a fire blanket is a great investment in life safety and asset protection.
A motorhome may well be the second most expensive a family purchases after their home, so it stands to reason that a small investment in high quality fire safety comprising a portable fire extinguisher, fire blanket and a smoke alarm is a great investment in life safety and asset protection.
A dry chemical powder fire extinguisher is regarded as the best multi-purpose fire extinguisher and considered the best type of fire extinguisher for your car, utility, work van 4wd or truck. The multi-purpose description comes from the fact that a dry chemical powder (DCP) is available with either a a Class B and Class E rating or an optional Class A, Class B and Class E rating is also available.