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Our Fire Extinguishers
For each kind of fire, a different type of extinguisher is required. Fires involving different burning material are differentiated into classes. For example, fires involving deep fat, flammable liquids such as petrol, oils and fats, and wood paper each need a different type of fire extinguisher. We have a number of different cheap fire extinguishers for sale that are suitable for use on all classes of fires.
Water Fire Extinguishers:
We offer Contempo, Commander Range, and CommanderEDGE water fire extinguishers, in both water mist and water spray settings at 3, 6, and 9 litres. These water fire extinguishers are used for organic solid fires with materials such as wood, paper, and soft furnishings. They are made for use on class A fires, and their label is red.
Chemical Fire Extinguishers:
We offer Contempo and CommanderEDGE chemical fire extinguishers from 3 to 6 litres. These extinguishers are used for organic solid and cooking oil fires and are suitable for use at very high temperatures. They are made for class A and F fires, and their label is yellow.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers:
We offer CommanderEDGE and Contempro CO2 fire extinguishers from 2 kg to 5kg. These extinguishers are used for flammable liquid and electrical fires. They are made for Class B and electrical fires, and their label is black.
Foam Fire Extinguishers:
We offer Commander, Commander Range, CommanderEDGE, and Contempo foam fire extinguishers at 1, 2, 3, 6, and 9 litres. These extinguishers are used for organic solid and flammable liquid fires. They are made for class A, and B fires, and their label is cream.
All Fire Extinguishers
Understanding fire extinguishers and their uses is an important step of learning fire safety. As stated before, different types of fire each require a different fire extinguisher. First, let’s go over the different classes of fires: class A fires, class B fires, class C fires, class D fires, class F fires, and electrical fires. For each class of fire, there is a different extinguisher suitable for use: wet chemical extinguishers, dry powder extinguishers, foam extinguishers, carbon dioxide extinguishers, and water extinguishers.
Classes of fires differ by what exactly is on fire. For example, a class F fire involving cooking oils requires a wet chemical fire extinguisher to combat the fire. A class B fire involving flammable liquids requires a dry powder fire extinguisher, a foam fire extinguisher, or a wet chemical fire extinguisher.
Types of fire extinguishers are differentiated by colour. A dry powder fire extinguisher is blue, a foam fire extinguisher is cream, and so on. Though the body of the extinguisher is always red, the label near the top of the body contains the colour code that you need to fight fires efficiently.
Fire Extinguishers FAQ’s
Q: Why are there so many kinds of fire extinguisher?
A: Each kind of fire extinguisher puts out a different sort of fire, and there are many types of fires. It’s important to know the types of extinguishers and fires so you can match them correctly and not further ignite a fire. We offer a range of cheap fire extinguishers so we have something for everyone’s budget, but all our cheap fire exintguishers meet all qualtiy standards.
Q: What are the ingredients contained in fire extinguishers?
A: Different extinguishers use different ingredients. Dry chemical extinguishers use a powder-based agent that prevents dangerous reactions from occurring in the fire. This agent includes potassium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and more.
Foam extinguishers use film-forming foams and fluoro-protein as well as alcohol-resistant foams and a compressed air foam system. These foams smother a fire and prevent oxygen from making the fire worse.
Water extinguishers use water to cool off the material that is burning. They can take form in pump-type water, pressurized water, and mist.
CO2 extinguishers extinguish fires by displacing the oxygen and heat from the zone that’s combusted. The ingredients they use include halocarbon replacements, novec 1230, and E-36 cryotec.
Q: What happens if you use the incorrect type of fire extinguisher?
A: The short answer to this question is that using the wrong fire extinguisher could potentially make the fire even worse. That is why it’s so important to know the classes of fires and types of extinguishers.
Q: Are there any all-purpose fire extinguishers?
A: Technically, there aren’t any all-purpose extinguishers yet, but you can fairly safely use dry chemical extinguishers on most fires with just a few exceptions.
Fire Extinguishers Help & Advice
After finding the correct extinguisher for the fire at hand, it’s vital to make sure that it is working properly. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your fire extinguisher will do the job right.
Check for the following:
1. easy access- make sure nothing is blocking a person’s ability to reach the extinguisher,
2. the pressure level- check the gauge of the extinguisher to make sure it isn’t too high or too low,
3. working parts- ensure that the hoses, nozzles, and can aren’t damaged or rusted,
4. cleanliness- clean the extinguisher to make sure that there isn’t any oil or grease on the outside, and
5. check the guidelines- some extinguishers need to be shaken, or pressure tested regularly.
When using a fire extinguisher, think of the word PASS. P is for pulling the pen- holding the fire extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from your body and release the lock.
A is for aiming low- point the extinguisher at the base of the fire. S is for squeezing the lever- do so slowly and evenly. Finally, the last S is for sweeping- sweep the nozzle from side to side.
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