Types of fire extinguisher
The six main fire extinguisher types are water, foam, CO2, powder, water mist and wet chemical. Each of the different types of fire extinguisher is suitable for different fire classes. It is important that you purchase the right fire extinguisher for your needs:.
- Water - Class A fires (solid combustibles such as wood, paper and textiles)
- AFFF foam - Class A and B (flammable liquids).
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) - Class B and electrical equipment
- ABC powder - Class A, B, C (flammable gases) and electrical equipment
- De-Ionised Water mist - Class A, B, C and electrical equipment
- Wet chemical - Class F (deep fat) fires, sometimes class A
All our fire extinguishers are fully serviceable and can be re-filled. In accordance to the IS Standard powder, foam and water extinguishers must be re-filled before warranty period. every product must be re-filled after warranty period
- Periodic fire extinguisher inspection by qualified specialists
- Refilling Fire Extinguisher within warranty period
- Check that the pressure gauge needle is in the green area. If it is in the red zone the extinguisher may not have enough pressure to operate
- Check that tamper seals are in place
- Check that the handle is not bent or dented
- Check the weight to ensure that it still holds the full contents
- Check that the powder in a powder extinguisher is not solid by turning it upside down, a 'clonking' feel to the movement of the powder you will need to replace it
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