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Sample (NFPA 10, 2010)
188.8.131.52* Wheeled fire extinguishers shall be considered for hazard protection where fulfillment of the following requirementsis necessary: in areas in which a fire risk assessment has shown the following:
(4) (1) High hazard areas are present.
(5) (2) Limited available personnel Limited available personnel are present, thereby requiring an extinguisher that has the following features:
(1) (a) High agent flow rates
(2) (b) Increased agent stream range
(3) (c) Increased agent capacity