ADA, IFC, & the College Campus: Compliance Made Easy with Low-Profile Fire Extinguishers
Some fire extinguishers and fire extinguisher cabinets installed within university, elementary, middle school and high school campuses are violating the ADA, International Fire Code (IFC) and a few other building codes. Fixing these problems and code violations used to be burdensome and sometimes very difficult. Oval Brand’s new low-profile fire extinguishers make retrofitting extinguishers and cabinets for achieving compliance quick and easy. Oval makes new construction and renovations much easier and more efficient as well.
On May 18, 2017 we presented how Oval Brand fire extinguishers offer unparalleled compliance, safety, and design flexibility for Education Facilities.
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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 the International Fire Code, NFPA-10, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and a variety of other building codes.
Oval Brand fire extinguishers are the slimmest 10-pound, ABC and Purple K dry-chemical fire extinguishers ever produced. 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. Our lineup of 10-pound dry chemical fire extinguishers are listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (UL Canada).
With Oval’s low-profile fire extinguishers, fully recessed extinguisher cabinets can now fit into 2-1/2″ & 3-5/8″ stud walls and 6″ masonry. Replacing existing semi-recessed cabinets for LSC compliance is now simple and easy.
In addition, Oval Brand designed its patented 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.