The Types Of Fire Extinguishers And The Importance Of Knowing Them

Jul 19 13:39 2010 Ricky Hussey Print This Article

In almost each and every fire protection program, the fire equipment that is always mandatory is known as the fire extinguisher. The extinguisher is designed to blow out or control a starting fire or a miniature fire.

Most intense flame disasters begin with a small blaze that is not restricted or dealt with straight away. Hence this the reason why having a fire extinguisher within a reasonable distance can do wonders in preventing a gigantic fire disaster from occurring.

But in spite of the utility of the fire extinguisher,Guest Posting a lot of people take this small but useful tool for granted. A lot of people actually believe that the fire extinguisher is simply an old fire preclusion flaunt that has been installed in the extreme corners of the property believing that they will never ever have to use the extinguisher. People also believe that any type of fire extinguisher will obviously work in the same manner for any type of fire caused due to almost anything. But on the contrary to what a lot of people think these days, there are special kinds of fire extinguisher that basically works for various kinds of fires.
The following are the most ordinary classes of fire extinguishers that are present in the markets:

1. Class ‘A’ fire extinguishers - these are harried extinguishers that are completely filled with pressurized water. The firefighting team says that this type of an extinguisher is certainly the best to use for fighting the fire that only contains the combustible things like wood, cardboard and paper. On the other hand, this type of an extinguisher is not at all suitable for the fires that are caused by grease and faulty electrical wirings, as this will not only blaze the fire to spread but will also help the fire in increasing its magnitude.

2. Class ‘B’ fire extinguishers also known as the Dry Powdered Chemical Extinguishers – Class ‘B’ extinguishers are the most universally sold fire extinguisher in the world market. The dry powdered chemical extinguisher is completely filled with foam or powder and it is harried with a certain amount of nitrogen that is in fact a huge advantage in a fire extinguisher, as it cut outs the oxygen supply for the flammable substances and ultimately helps in extinguishing the fire from its root cause. So it is very important to know the types of fire extinguishers before installing them anywhere.

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RBs provide training courses, service fire extinguishers, fire safety and fire safety equipment.

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