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Amerex 240 2.5 Gallon Water Class A Fire Extinguisher


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Amerex 240 2.5 Gallon Water Class A Fire Extinguisher

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Manufacturer: Amerex®
Product Description: Amerex 240 2.5 gal. Water Extinguisher
Agent Type: Water
Design: Hose & Nozzle
Model Number: 240
UL Rating: 2A
Capacity (gal.): 2.5
Shipping Weight (lbs.): 7.5
Height (in.): 24.5
Width (in.): 9
Depth (in.): 7
Range (Initial ft.): 45 – 55
FM Approved: Yes
Discharge time (s): 55
Included Bracket: Wall

2½ Gallon Water Models

240 – 2.5 Gallon Water

Fig NoDescriptionPart No
1Valve Assembly – 24013281
1Valve Assembly – 24017616
2Hose Gasket (O-Ring)06978
3Hose & Nozzle Assembly06999
4Pressure Valve & Cap Assembly – 240 Only00155
4ACap Only for Pressure Valve – 240 Only00158
5Ring Pin, Stainless Steel00160
5AChain (Nylon) for Ring Pin00532
6Lock Wire Seal (Yellow)01387
7Lever & Rivet07762
7ARivet Only for Lever01563
8Handle & Rivet09020
8ARivet Only for Handle (2 Required)01564
9Gauge 100 psi (Stainless Steel Tube)06479
10Collar O-Ring05240
11Valve Stem Assembly06093
12Valve Stem O-Ring05243
14Fill Tube02595
15O-Ring – Downtube/Retainer05690
16Downtube/Retainer Assembly – 24015943
17Foot Stand w/Clip (Black) – 24003576
18Hydrotest Adapter03181
19Wall Bracket01007
20Pressurizing Adapter02141
21Amerex Charge 506B, 10 lb. carton Loaded Stream/Anti-Freeze – N/A
22Visilox Lubricant (5 oz Tube)06247
23Adhesive (Foot stand) 3 oz Tube04488

All valve assemblies include new valve body, gauge, knurled nut, lever and handle and pressure valve.

About Amerex

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.



Weight7.5 lbs
Dimensions24 × 8 × 8 in


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Does this 240 model come filled/pressurized?

No, the 240 extinguisher comes empty.

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