Amerex 12766 Handle SS Pull Sta
Amerex Corporation® is a large American manufacturer of firefighting products. Based in Trussville, Alabama. Amerex makes hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers for commercial and industrial environments, as well as fire and explosion suppression vehicle systems for defense applications. Amerex’s innovative technology has led to the production of automatic restaurant systems, vehicle fire suppression systems, gas detection, industrial systems and fire detection devices. McWane, Inc. acquired Amerex in 1999.
Amerex was founded in 1971 by Ned Paine and George Baureis. Paine was part of the Amerex team until his retirement in September 1999. He sold the company to McWane, Inc. In 2010, Amerex began emerging as a major military subcontractor after developing a U.S. military fire suppression system. These suppression systems are still being deployed on U.S. military vehicles often targeted by mines and homemade bombs in the Middle East. The company is a subcontractor of the Oshkosh Corporation. The Oshkosh Corporation is a maker of military vehicles. The vehicles use safety equipment, including fire suppression gear, made for Oshkosh vehicles. Optical sensors are used to detect fires and explosions instantly, which then directs a series of jets and hoses to put out the fire with a concealed substance.
In 2011, Amerex acquired The Solberg Company, another firefighting equipment company based in Bergen, Norway. According to Amerex President Bill Beyer, the fire extinguisher sales tend to follow the general economy and growth in new buildings. Amerex produces 2.5 million commercial and industrial fire extinguishers each year.
Solberg RE-HEALING™ FOAM CONCENTRATE
RE-HEALING™ foam concentrates from SOLBERG are an innovative environmentally sustainable fluorosurfactant and fluoropolymer-free firefighting foam used to effectively extinguish Class B fuels with no environmental concerns for persistence, bioaccumulation or toxic breakdown. RE-HEALING foam concentrates can be used in fresh, salt or brackish water and possess excellent burn back resistance due to its remarkable flow and rapid sealing characteristics.
SOLBERG RE-HEALING foam concentrates are formulated using a new high performance synthetic foam technology to replace traditional AFFF and AR-AFFF foam concentrates and older fluoroprotein foams.
RE-HEALING foam concentrates are intended for use on Class B hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuel fires. Concentrates are available in 3%, 6% and 3×6 ATC formulations. RE-HEALING foam concentrates can be used to prevent re-ignition of a liquid spill and control hazardous odors, and will improve extinguishment in deep-seated fires.
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