There are many factors to consider when choosing an extinguisher. With options ranging from handheld extinguishers to a plumbed-in system, as well as a full selection of suppressants including foam, powder, gas and water, it is important to get it right. It is first important to consider when you are using your vehicle and whether there are any specific regulations that you need to comply with.
It is advisable to speak to specialists who have a good understanding of the options available, so that you can make a decision that is suitable for you and your vehicle.
How often should extinguishers be serviced?
At FEV, our fire extinguishers and suppression systems require servicing every two years. Our experienced team can carry out servicing for you, as well as providing you with any information that you need.
What checks do I need to make on my fire extinguisher system?
It is wise to regularly check over your fire suppression system to ensure that it is in good condition. For example, if you have a plumbed in system, you should examine the pipework and fittings, as well as checking nozzles for obstructions.
What type of extinguisher is suitable for my vehicle?
This depends more on what you are using your vehicle for. In some circumstances, such as motorsport events, there are very specific rules governing the type of fire suppression system that should be installed in a vehicle in order to be able to compete. Typically, this involves systems that are FIA approved to meet Standard 8865 2015.
It is recommended that you understand the requirements of any event you are interested in entering, and choose an extinguisher that meets these requirements.
Where can I buy car fire extinguisher systems?
You can buy fire suppression systems and in-vehicle extinguishers from FEV directly. If you are interested in learning more about the range of options available please get in contact with our team today.