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Old 08 July 2014, 19:53   #11
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Believe this guff at your peril! The man patently knows not of which he speaks. That or he buys the worst tat. I've had a 1kg powder extinguisher in precisely that location over three seasons and it was looking good when I sold the rig. Giving it a clean and a quick spray of WD40 now and then might have helped too!

Same dodgy advice with the firefighting. Most fires start small. A small electrical fire in a console is easily fought. Same with a small fuel/electrics fire. Not all fuel fires are catastrophic - petrol in the open burns off surprisingly calmly - most of your fuel is stored in tanks and unlikely to suddenly burst into flame. Fires happen around engines and electronics.
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I'm sure you buy extra special fire extinguishers that are way better than the ones I buy and you are an expert in everything.

My opinion or experience counts for nothing clearly!

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Old 08 July 2014, 20:00   #12
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I am thinking of selling these:



i have bough one light and easy to carry!

PFE Aerosol Fire Extinguishers



(Reference 72-PFE-1)

PFE Series Portable Aerosol Fire Extinguisher

This is a completely new type of fire extinguisher that is perfectly suited to the harsh marine environment. In fact, we can confidently say that these extinguishers are the best product of its type available today. Once seen, no boat owner will want a big, heavy metal unit on their boat again!

The product recently won an innovations award are Seawork 2013 and C-Quip is proud to have been awarded UK Distribution.

Description
PFE Series the world's most versatile and compact fire extinguisher. Unlike conventional portable extinguishers the PFE SERIES is very lightweight, compact (70-80% Smaller than standard equivalents), non-pressurized, environmentally safe, leaves no harmful residue and very easy to use. Ideal for Boats, Kitchens, Engine rooms, Cars, Garages, Workshop, Offices.
Fixed Automatic Extinguishing system also available for Engine Rooms, Computer Rooms, Substation and Telecom Applications.

PFE1 - 13B
PFE2 - 34B
PFE3 - 21B

Features and Benefits
- Approved by RINA, SGS and CE
- The only type of extinguisher suitable for both Liquid fuel and Electrical Fires
- B C E F Rated Extinguisher
- Replaces CO2, Powder and Foam Extinguishers with no mess or risk of suffocation
- Compact 20% size comparison
- Non Hazardous - Human Safe
- Environmentally Safe
- Non Pressurised
- No visual residue mess after use
- No Damage to engines or electronics
- Long life - 5 year warranty with no maintenance

Environmental Friendly and Agent Safety
PFE SERIES is a GREEN AGENT PRODUCT, Human Safe, Zero Ozone Depletion Potential, Zero Global Warming Potential. No by-product of agriculture or animal material used.

'A' rated (Carbon) fires have considerable retained heat that require a cooling effect best achieved by the application of water. The PFE will extinguish an A rated fire but there is a danger of re-ignition.

NB The standard for EU pressurised Fire Extinguishers is EN3. This does not apply to the PFE as it is a non-pressurised unit and as such, a completely new standard is currently being written by the BRE (Building Research Institute) to which the PFE will comply.


Price: 33.00 exc VAT for small one
What are they made of?? Plastic?? Could be a good alternative.

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yes - plastic very light - very impressed 5 year life ! has metal safety pin to pull - then press button.

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Wilk,

I'm sure you buy extra special fire extinguishers that are way better than the ones I buy and you are an expert in everything.

My opinion or experience counts for nothing clearly!

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Your opinion counts as much as mine but it's not my fault you give poor advice on this subject. The positioning of a marine fire extinguisher is by the by - everything metallic eventually dies at sea - in locker or on deck. The best location for a fire extinguisher is where it can be seen and reached in an emergency. Maybe you do buy cheap tat, I don't know.

I certainly am an expert on certain subjects but I would not include fire-fighting on the list. Having said that, I have fought a number of fires over the years - engine/fuel, electrical, domestic (furnishings), gas and chimney and hold the required STCW 95 papers to have an opinion on marine fires. I am also the "Fire Officer" in my place of work so have a keen amateur interest in the subject. Your dismissal of the humble fire extinguisher as a useful tool shocked and surprised me.
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[QUOTE=willk;631632 I have fought a number of fires over the years - engine/fuel, electrical, domestic (furnishings), gas and chimney and hold the required STCW 95 papers to have an opinion on marine fires. [/QUOTE]

Sounds like your advice ain't working out too well!!



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Sounds like your advice ain't working out too well!!



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That's most comedic Chris and a good effort for so late at night. I would applaud your ability to link the location of the afore mentioned fires with my place of work, had they in fact all occurred there!

If I give the impression that I'm totally disrespecting your assessment of a small powder fire extinguisher versus an engine/fuel fire it's because I am. I've knocked one down with just that gadget. In fairness, I was surprised at how well it worked, but there it is.

OP - get a fire extinguisher and fit it somewhere you can reach it in a hurry (you WILL be in a hurry!). Trust me, they work
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If I give the impression that I'm totally disrespecting your assessment ........
Now come on you two, time for a group hug. You need understand each others position & show a little empathy & understanding. This wonderful world that we live in will be a better place for...........Feck, what am I saying Curse you Mollers for leaving that big puddle of softness right in my path
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Now come on you two, time for a group hug. You need understand each others position & show a little empathy & understanding. This wonderful world that we live in will be a better place for...........Feck, what am I saying Curse you Mollers for leaving that big puddle of softness right in my path
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Cheers guys. Having been in the Royal Navy for 22 years I know all about fires at sea, so can see both sides of your arguments. I've had ships that never suffer a fire, and ships that have two or three in a week for various reasons! I guess it's the luck of the draw, but I'd rather have an extinguisher that I don't need than not have one that I do.

I will be getting an extinguisher (or two x 1kg), but I wasn't sure which type/where best to mount for a RIB. I'm quite well versed in giving the occasional WD40 squirt to anything metallic!

Those plastic ones seem a reasonable alternative to the metal ones though.
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