When purchasing fire extinguishers, it is important that you choose the right type, as some extinguishers are designed to fight specific classes of fire. You may also have a legal responsibility to ensure that the right extinguishers are in place. If you are unsure of the extinguisher(s) you need, call us on 07388835501, and we will be happy to help.
What are the Different Types of Fire Extinguishers?
There is a wide range of extinguishers suitable for various fire types. These include:
CO2: CO2 extinguishers are the best choice when it comes to fires involving electrical equipment, such as in offices, as they do not damage personal computers, monitors, or electrical cables and leave no residue after use.
Water: Standard water extinguishers are designed to fight Class A fires only. This is a less expensive option for fighting common fires such as those involving wood, paper, and fabrics.
Water additive: Water additive extinguishers are largely similar to traditional water-based extinguishers, designed to fight Class A fires. However, the added chemicals make these extinguishers much more effective when used and thereby have a higher fire rating.
AFFF Foam: AFFF foam extinguishers are a very effective option for Class A and B fires, making them a solid option for many different environments.
Dry Powder: Dry powder extinguishers are a very versatile type of fire extinguishers, effective on all classes except F. They are commonly referred to as ABC powder extinguishers because they are so often used on class A, B, and C fires.
Wet Chemical: Wet chemical extinguishers are commonly found in commercial kitchens, as they are designed almost exclusively for use on cooking oils and fats such as those found in deep fryers (Class F).
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