Below you will find answers to common questions related to the Rusoh® Eliminator® product.
Can I order replacement parts for the Rusoh® Eliminator®?
Yes. Please see the service manual that came with each model or call us at 1-800-318-2944.
Can the Rusoh® Eliminator® be used in marine watercraft?
Yes. It must have the matching marine bracket. Please see the service manual that came with each model or visit www.rusoh.com.
Can the Rusoh® Eliminator® be recycled?
Yes. The plastics can be recycled in standard recycling programs.
Can the Rusoh® Eliminator® be installed in a fire extinguisher cabinet?
Yes, if the cabinet has a standard 6 inch depth. The wall mounting bracket can be used or the unit can be set inside the cabinet.
Can the Rusoh® Eliminator® be installed with another manufacturers wall mount/bracket?
No. Fire extinguisher brackets are designed specifically for the manufacturers unit and are part of the UL qualification testing. Use only those brackets that are specificed for the fire extinguisher you are installing.
How can polymers be as strong as metal?
With the use of engineered polymers and computer aided design, the Rusoh® Eliminator® replaces traditional heavy metal cylinders. The body and head are formed with precision through high-pressure injection molding, resulting in interchangeable parts with consistent properties, which in turn creates a superior unit.
How long does the discharge last?
The 5lb model will discharge it's agent within 13 to 15 seconds when the valve is held fully open and the temperature is at 70 degrees.
Is the fire extinguishing agent (powder) toxic?
No. To some individuals, it can be an irritant to the lungs and eyes. Remove from exposure and if irritation persists, consult a medical professional.
The extinguisher looks different than others. Will it work in a similar fashion?
Yes. The Rusoh®Eliminator®has been UL tested and meets or exceeds all fire safety and performance criteria.
What grade of extiguishing agent does Rusoh® Eliminator® use?
It is the highest grade of monoammonium phosphate (MAP) available. MAP content is =>90%.
Where is the manufacturer's date code?
Th manufacturer's date code is located on the underside of the valve assembly and lower portions of the discharge head and agent cartridges. Please reference page 8, figure V in owner’s manual.
Will the Rusoh® Eliminator® withstand harsh environmental conditions?
Yes, exposure to ultraviolet light, salt, moisture, and temperature extremes are all part of UL testing criteria.
Can the Rusoh® Eliminator® be reused?
Yes, only the CO2 and agent cartridges must be replaced after discharge. All other components are reusable.
Do I need to perform monthly inspections?
You will need to consult your local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) on the requirement. We recommend these inspections to ensure units are located properly and not damaged or vandalized. The inspections also provide an opportunity to fluff the chemical extinguishing agent, assuring that it is in the optimum fluid state for effective discharge.
Does this product require a service technician?
No. The Rusoh® Eliminator® was designed for self-service and in-house inspections, eliminating the service calls and costly tear-downs.
Does this product require inspection?
Yes. Per NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) state and local regulations, you must perform an inspection every 30 days. Please reference the owners manual for more details.
How long does it take to reload the Rusoh® Eliminator®?
An experienced Rusoh® Eliminator® operator can reload in a few minutes.
How many uses can I get from a Rusoh® Eliminator®?
While there is no stated "cycle life", testing has shown the reusable portions to perform effectively through dozens of reloads.
Can the CO2 cartridge be removed under pressure?
We do not recommend removing the CO2 cartridge before completely discharging the unit. The extinguisher can still contain high pressure and cause injury and/or the contents to discharge. To release all pressure, invert the unit and tap lightly on the agent cartridge. Point the nozzle in a safe direction and squeeze the lever. Once the pressure is fully released, you can remove the CO2 cartridge.
How do I clean up an agent spill?
Small amounts of agent can be vacuumed, using a HEPA-filter vacuum. Larger amounts should be mopped up using a mixture of water and baking soda to neutralize the agents acidic properties. Clean any electronics first, to prevent damage to components. Blow out with compressed air as a first step.
What do you do if the agent cartridge is spilled when reloading?
We recommend ordering a new reloading kit. While the Rusoh® Eliminator® may still operate, less agent will reduce the discharge time, and potentially put the user at risk.