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Total Portables Offer Premium-Brand Performance

Total Portables Offer Premium-Brand Performance

Internationally-approved and manufactured in Germany to the industry’s most exacting standards, the range comprises models that are suitable for Class A, B, C, D and F fires. The TOTAL offering also includes several unique speciality portable extinguishers, each of which is designed to satisfy particular fire safety challenges or market needs.

These specials include powder portables for metal and coal fires; antimagnetic CO2┬áportables for hospitals and clinics; specially-formulated water portables for sawdust fires; wet chemical portables for cooking oil and fat fires, and purpose-designed foam portables for polar liquid fires. Engineers at the TOTAL dedicated portables research and manufacturing facility in Neuruppin in Germany, where the TOTAL portables are produced, have also devised a unique ‘Tandem’ portable / automatic extinguisher. This doubles up as a fixed, automatic extinguisher for protecting unattended fire risks.

However, what most exemplifies TOTAL portables is their unrivalled build quality and meticulous attention to detail. Virtually every stage of cylinder manufacture is under the direct control of TOTAL, including material selection and sourcing in Europe, the most advanced low-heat plasma welding, fabrication, assembly and high-performance powder-coating, cylinder pressure testing and agent filling. This commitment to quality is underpinned by uniquely numbering each and every TOTAL cylinder to provide a complete and reliable quality audit trail.

All TOTAL portables are manufactured in the purpose-built factory from specially formulated steel that remains flexible after heating and welding. The one-millimetre-thick internal powder coating is widely recognised as the industry’s most hardwearing surface. Every cylinder is electrode-tested to ensure that there are no pin-point flaws in the coating, and the quality of the finish can be judged by the fact that there is a complete absence of colour fading that is a common feature of many inferior quality cylinders. Even the cylinder wall-mounting brackets are designed to ensure that there is no metal-to-metal or metal-to-wall scuffing.

TOTAL portables are guaranteed for five years, providing they are serviced from new in accordance with the appropriate regulatory standards.

Further details on TOTAL portable fire extinguishers are available from Express Fire on 0161 688 5050 or from Tyco Safety Products Fire Suppression Group on 01493 417600.