15 commonly asked questions

1-Is the extinguisher reusable?

Yes. The extinguisher can put out more than one incipient fire if there is some foam left in the container (total projection time hereinafter).

  • 500 mL = 19 seconds of projection 

  • 750 mL = 26 seconds of projection

 

2-Is the product resistant to cold temperatures?

No. The product will freeze if stored at temperature below 0°C. However, the container will remain intact and the Reinoldmax fire extinguisher will keep its full effectiveness after thawing.

3-What is the service life of the extinguisher?

If stored in a dry environment at ambient temperature, the total service life of the product is approximately five (5) years.

4-Is there an expiration date on the container?  

Yes. The date printed underneath the container corresponds to the expiration date of the warranty, which is three (3) years. The total service life of the product is approximately five (5) years.

 

Example: If the printed date is , the end at this date; the approximative date is (or before).

5-Where can I buy a Reinoldmax product?

Please refer to the GOOGLE map in the SALES OUTLETS tab. The sales outlets are identified with a Reinoldmax 500mL can; retailers for the industrial marketplace are identified with a Reinoldmax 750mL can.

 

6-What are the maintenance requirements?

Reinoldmax requires no inspection or maintenance. It is however recommended to check the pressure once a year after the 3-year warranty expiration date.

7- Is the product approved and can it legally replace a conventional chemical fire extinguisher?

The Reinoldmax product conforms to the Canadian commercialization standards but has not yet been certified as a portable fire extinguisher (NFPA 10 standard). It therefore cannot replace a conventional chemical fire extinguisher in locations where the law requires the presence of an approved fire extinguisher.

8-Must I turn the container over every year?

No. Contrary to chemical fire extinguishers, in which the powder compacts over time, the AFFF foam formula of the Reinoldmax extinguisher keeps it integrity.

9-Is the product easy to clean?

Yes. The product does not stain and can be wiped out with a damp cloth.

10-Is the product toxic?

The Reinoldmax foam is non-toxic and harmless for both the health and environment. The product causes no skin irritation. You can even spray the product directly on an ignited person. In case of inhalation or contact with the eyes, simply rinse the foam with fresh water.  

11-How can I safely dispose of the container after usage or after the expiration date?

Thoroughly empty the container and remove the inner pressure, then place in the recycling bin, as you would with any other aerosol spray container.

12-Is the extinguisher suited for all fire types?

Reinoldmax quickly and efficiently puts out almost every fire type, including class A (solid materials), class B (flammable liquids and gasses), class C (1000V or less electrical appliances) and class K (cooking oils and greases).

13-What is the extinguisher’s range (ignited surface area that can be extinguished)?

500mL format

  • Liquid combustible surface area: 13 ft2

  • Projection duration: 19 seconds

 

750mL format

  • Liquid combustible surface area: 21 ft2

  • Projection duration: 26 seconds

 

On average, an incipient fire on a kitchen range requires approximately 5 to 6 seconds of foam projection.

14-What type of conventional chemical fire extinguisher does Reinoldmax compares to?

500mL format

  • Superior to a conventional ABC 5lb fire extinguisher 

  • Reinoldmax classification: 3A 13BCK

  • Conventional ABC 5lb fire extinguisher classification: 3A 10BC

  • The conventional fire extinguisher does not have a class K (cooking oils and greases) classification

750mL format

  • Superior to two (2) conventional ABC 5lb fire extinguishers 

  • Reinoldmax classification: 3A 21BCK

  • Conventional ABC 5lb fire extinguisher classification: 3A 10BC

  • The conventional fire extinguisher does not have a class K (cooking oils and greases) classification

It should be noted that the conventional fire extinguisher does not hold the K classification (cooking fires).

15-Is the container filled with chemical powder?

 No, it is a non-toxic AFFF extinguishing foam that leaves no residue and is harmless to human health.

16-Is the product corrosive?

Contrary to chemical fire extinguishers, the eco-friendly Reinoldmax foam is non-corrosive and will not damage to electrical appliances and equipment. Once the piece of equipement can be safely cleaned, simply use a dry cloth to wipe the foam. However, the mixture contains water and could damage the electronic components of your appliances. 

17-What are the other usages of the Reinoldmax foam spray?

In addition to its remarkable extinguishing properties, the Reinoldmax foam can prevent an incipient  fire source if a flammable liquid spillage occurs. Simply cover the spill with a layer of foam to prevent ignition or re-ignition. The product can also be used to efficiently and ecologically clean sooth and cooked greases. For example, several consumers use Reinoldmax to easily wipe clean the BBQ racks and stove windows.

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