Fire emergency as we all know is an unexpected event that can occur any moment of time and are mostly unpredictable. Where fire outbreak occurs, you can expect property damage and possible loss of life.
This makes Fire extinguisher certainly an indispensable tool even when in your car. The Federal Road Safety Commission which is paddled with safety on highways has always made repeated mphasis on the need to carry fire extinguishers in our vehicles. The basics of Car Fire Extinguishers
Car fire extinguishers are usually compact while having similar capacity with a normal fire extinguisher. The one for cars could be of 1kg to 2kg size.
The 2kg sizes are suitable for larger car and vans. Always look for the ones that carry ABC or BC ratings or that uses dry powder but your dealer would give more details on the ideal ones for you.
When buying a car fire extinguisher, be careful to look for the:
- expiry date
- maintenance Certification
- distinguishing area
Car fire extinguisher should be able to handle these classes of fire:
Class A Fire: Fires which involves wood, paper, fabric etc.
Class B Fire: Fires which involves grease, petrol, and other highly flammable liquids
Class C Fires: Flammable gases
Universal Products, Firex, Fireblitz, AFO and Elide are the key fire extinguishers brands in Nigeria while AFO and Elide are the leading brands in fire extinguishers. Car Fire Extinguishers Guide and Price in Nigeria 95KG CAR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Price ranges from ₦3,400 to ₦4,000 Brand: Fireblitz
Safety paraphernalia: Refillable ABC dry powder extinguishers
Product line: AUTOAID Services Limited
Production company: United Kingdom Registered with NAFDAC 1KG CAR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Price rangeS from ₦2,370 to ₦3,800 Brand: Universal Product
Key features: Effective, reliable and lightweight Tough alloy steel cylinder Eco friendly Pressure gauge indicator Squeeze grip handle for control
Product line: Temal store
Main material: metal
5A – Solid materials such as paper, cardboard, plastics, wood etc.
34B – Flammable liquids or liquefiable solids such as paint, oil, wax etc.
C – Flammable gases such as natural gas, LPG etc.
Key features: Effective, reliable and lightweight.Tough alloy steel cylinder. Eco friendly Pressure gauge indicator. Squeeze grip handle for control
Product line: Hendrix Store
Product warranty: N/A
Key features: Tough alloy steel cylinder. Eco friendly Pressure gauge indicator.
Product line: Dimsy
Weight: 1kg 2KG CAR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Price ranges from ₦4,710 – ₦7,300 Brand: Universal Products
Key features: Larger than standard car fire extinguishers. Refillable ABC dry powder. Full pressure gauge display. Plastic mounting bracket. Suitable for wood, paper, textiles, flammable liquids, flammable gas
Product line: Kingscross
Main material: metal Brand: Fireblitz
Safety paraphernalia Refillable ABC dry powder extinguisher Meets recommendations for the Royal Yachting Association and British Waterways Joint Boat Safety
Product line: AUTOAID Services Ltd.
Production country: United Kingdom
Product warranty: No warranty.
Registered with NAFDAC. CAR FIRE EXTINGUISHING BALLS IN NIGERIA
Prices ranges from ₦8,000 to ₦27,000 Brand: AFO
Shape: spherical shape equivalent to the playing balls for children
Self-activating Mount: automatically turns off fire by placing at strategic places or simply throwing into fire. 5 years free maintenance
Weight of extinguishing powder mixture: 1.3 ± 0.2kg
Warning audio signal: 120dB (Impulse Noise)
Activation time: 3-10 seconds with flame effective distinguishing
area: 1.3kg – 3 cubic meter
Duration: 5 years
Colour: multicolour Brand: Elide
Weight of less than ± 1.5kg Suitable for women, children and elderly people
Self-activating Mount: automatically turns off fire by placing at strategic places or simply throwing into fire Non-toxic to the environment.Made from eco-friendly materials 5 years free maintenance
Warning audio signal: 140dB
Safety of lives and properties is everyone's responsibility. No fire incident gives a signal without neccessary equipments and procedures!