From: Ray Cook <raycook**At_Symbol_Here**APEXHSE.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Placement of fire extinguishers query
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 06:35:04 -0500
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Two in one location would normally only be required if:

They are for fighting different materials (e.g. Carbon dioxide for electrical and water based extinguishers for combustibles - instead of multi-purpose extinguishers), or

It is anticipated that more than one extinguisher is required to extinguish an anticipated incipient stage fire (e.g., unusual fuel configuration making it difficult or impossible to extinguish without simultaneous application of agent from two directions).

Otherwise, they are normally placed by travel distance to reach the extinguisher, and it is unlikely both would be required if that were the case.


Ray Cook, CIH, CSP

I Cor 1:18
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 11, 2013, at 9:35 PM, "George D. McCallion" wrote:

> Dear DCHAS Members,
> I send this query in regards to a situation that recently arisen.
> In one of our archways (a doorway which is a free-passage), there are two fire extinguishers, one on either side of the archway. My question is, do both need to be mounted in that area (i.e., both sides of the same archway), or can one suffice? One of the mounting points is now obstructed by a storage cabinet.
> Thank you in advance.
> -George
> ***************************************
> George D. McCallion, Chemist
> Stored Energy Concepts, Inc.
> 3250-B, St. Peters Rd.
> St. Peters, PA 19470-0387
> Office: 610.469.6543, ext. 104
> Fax: 610.469.6547
> ***************************************

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