Larsen's AL2409SM-SD Architectural Series Fire Extinguisher Cabinet, Solid Door
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Larsen's Architectural Series is a traditional, value-added line of recessed, semi-recessed, and surface mounted fire extinguisher cabinets. These units are designed for all types of buildings and are equipped with the conventional door styles such as those pictured below. The standard door and trim material is steel, and optional materials include both aluminum and stainless steel. All doors are 1/2 inch thick and open 180 degrees. All doors have a satin finish pull handle with a self-adjusting roller catch; and a continuous piano hinge constructed of material which matches the door and trim.
BOX SPECIFICATION: All recessed and semi-recessed cabinets and surface-mounted steel cabinets have a heavy gauge, white baked enamel box. Surface-mounted cabinets with aluminum door and trim have a box constructed entirely of clear or color anodized aluminum. Surface-mounted cabinets with stainless steel door and trim have a box constructed entirely of 304 stainless steel with #4 finish.
TRIM AND DOOR SPECIFICATION: Steel trims and doors are one piece, constructed of cold-rolled steel with a standard finish of white baked acrylic enamel, which can be used as either a finish or prime coat. Aluminum trims are constructed of extruded or fabricated aluminum and all corners are mitered. Aluminum is the recommended material for applications in salt air and other corrosion prone environments.
Clear satin anodized finish is standard for all trims and doors, and a wide selection of optional color anodized finishes is available. To specify aluminum trim and door, use the prefix AL before the cabinet model number. Stainless steel trims and doors are one piece, constructed of #4 finish, 304 stainless steel. To specify stainless steel trim and door, use the prefix SS before the cabinet model number. All steel and stainless steel doors have a tubular, hollow-metal design. A sample of door and trim materials is pictured.
TO SPECIFY THE ARCHITECTURAL SERIES:
Use the appropriate prefix for the trim and door material.
- Steel - no prefix
- Aluminum - use AL.
- Stainless steel - use SS.
THE LARSEN-LOC® DOOR STYLE OPTION:
In 1997, Larsen's was proud to present the industry with a truly innovative and contemporary approach to the option of equipping a cabinet door with a cylinder lock. The LARSEN-LOC® was the first system to provide the protection of a locked cabinet without requiring the breaking of glass to gain access to the fire extinguisher or other life safety contents. By specifying the LARSEN-LOC®, access to a locked cabinet became totally independent of the desired door style and glazing. Cabinet access for the first time no longer required destruction of the glazing.
Since there is no glass to break, the specification of LARSEN-LOC® has quickly replaced the traditional "Break Glass" door description. This steel cam lock-based design clearly has created a new industry standard. During an emergency, it permits opening of the cabinet door by pulling sharply on the handle. Yet the LARSEN-LOC® also is secure enough to deter the vandalism typically associated with standard pull handles. To specify a built-in cylinder lock system that genuinely optimizes protection and safety, designate the LARSEN-LOC® in combination with any desired door style and glazing option (see below for the options.) The Solid Door with LARSEN-LOC® also can be specified as an Institutional Door (emergency access only with a key) by deleting the pull handle and decal.
Specific instructions and uncomplicated design provide the best deterrent against tampering or unauthorized cabinet entry when compared to those systems that still require destruction of the glazing.
Factory applied lettering reads: "IN CASE OF FIRE ONLY - PULL FIRMLY ON HANDLE".
During an emergency, it saves critical seconds by eliminating the two stage process of first breaking the glass and then reaching into the cabinet around the broken glass to operate the locking mechanism.
Combines the option to lock the cabinet with the flexibility to specify whatever door style and glazing options are desired.
Eliminates the need for the traditional glass breaker bar - or even more importantly, if the breaker is missing, the dangerous use of substitutes such as hands, shoes, etc.
Eliminates the need for other unproven and expensive glass breaking methods currently on the market.