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Installation, Service and Maintenance

How are Oval Brand extinguishers serviced, refilled, and recharged?

Oval Brand fire extinguishers are serviced, refilled, and recharged in the same manner as all other hand portable fire extinguishers, in accordance with NFPA-10. Detailed instructions can be found in both the Service Manual and following video.

Safety and Compliance

Are Oval Brand fire extinguishers UL and/or ULC listed?

Yes, all Oval Brand extinguishers are both UL and ULC listed.  

  • View our UL Listing here.
  • View our ULC Listing here.

Are Oval Brand fire extinguishers ADA compliant?

Though there are no fire extinguishers on the market that are truly ADA compliant, Oval Brand extinguishers are the slimmest fire extinguishers on the market, which allows Oval Brand fire extinguishers to be surface mounted and comply with the ADA protruding object guideline. No other manufacturer of 10 lb. extinguishers can say this.

Can Oval Brand fire extinguishers be installed in MRI facilities?

Oval Brand models 10HABC-MR and 10JABC-MR are MRI safety certified as MR conditional to a static magnetic field of 3 Tesla or less.

Design

Where can I find Revit, AutoCAD, and SketchUp files?

All Oval Brand Revit, SketchUp, AutoCAD DWG files, BIM objects, product manuals, HPD forms, and Safety Data Sheets are available for download both on our Downloads page and on the BIMobject.com website.

What can you tell me about your mounting bracket and hook?

Our innovative bracket design, which we refer to as our “button hook”, greatly reduces the risk of fire extinguishers from falling when bumped into or shaken.

With the button hook, the fire extinguisher’s vertical axis to rotate around the button hook nearly 180 degrees, side to side, without the fire extinguisher easily disengaging from the hook and falling. If one simply grabs the handle and lifts, the Oval fire extinguisher still easily releases from the button hook.

The applied force on the button hook’s single fastener is mostly shear, rather than in tension, which means that the button hook is not pulling the fastener away from and out of the wall as is commonly found in faulty hook installations.

Do you also make a five pound fire extinguisher, in addition to the 10 pound?

The short answers is no, we don’t. Oval’s main markets are in the commercial space rather than residential. You can find the full story here.

What is the difference between models 10HABC and 10JABC?

Both the 10HABC and 10JABC are 10lb. ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers. The difference between models 10HABC and 10JABC is the size of the vessel. Model 10HABC measures 9” wide, 23” high and 3.5” deep. Model 10JABC measures 11” wide, 22” high and 3” deep. Both models can be surface mounted, however model 10HABC will never protrude more than 4” when mounted on a round column (even if measured diagonally). Both the 10HABC and 10JABC will never protrude more than 4” when mounted on a flat surface. Model 10JABC is the only model that can be used in Oval Brand compatible fully-recessed fire extinguisher cabinets.

Does Oval Brand Fire Products sell fire extinguisher cabinets?

Yes, we do. JL Industries and Strike First Corporation of America manufacture fire extinguisher cabinets compatible for Oval Brand. Cabinets can be customized and purchased directly from our cabinet partners or through Oval by clicking here.