Discussing The Importance Of Fire Extinguishers

Oct 30 13:33 2010 Ricky Hussey Print This Article

Fire extinguishers are the devices that are specially designed to help prevent the fire accidents and put them off. They are very important to be installed everywhere, whether homes, offices, stadiums or big buildings of the companies and factories.

There are various kinds of fire extinguishers that are designed to be used in the large scale,Guest Posting medium scale and the small scale areas. Each is designed to be used for specific purposes.

Now, as we discussed they are of various kinds and each of them is used to quench the fire that arises from different kinds of sources, like, electricity, kerosene, petrol, and various other causes. Read it below to know about the fire extinguishers and its usages.

•    Water extinguishers: These kinds of fire extinguishers are specially designed to put off the fire that is caused due to wood and paper resources. It consists of a water tank with the capacity of holding nine liters of water. Also, six liter tank is available. Such extinguishers should never ever be used on the fires caused due to electricity. In fact, the situation can be worsened if they get used.

•    Foam Extinguishers: It is most common kind of the extinguisher that is being used at so many places, especially, designed for the solid and liquid fires, the flammable ones. Like the above, they too should not be used on the fires caused due to electricity.

•    Powder Fire Extinguishers: These extinguishers are most likely to be seen in the building with the holding capacity of six and nine kilograms. They can be used on the flammable liquid, solid and gaseous fires and also, they can be used the ones caused due to electricity.

•    Wet chemical extinguishers: Now, these fire extinguishers consists of the chemicals that are really efficient and effective in putting off the fires, especially, the ones caused in the kitchen due to oil burning and also, elsewhere. It works by lowering the temperature of the fire to a certain level after which it cannot be re-kindled. The fires caused due to the electricity can be quenched by using these types of fire extinguishers.

•    Carbon dioxide extinguishers: These are the ones designed for the purpose of extinguishing electric fires with the capacity of five kilograms. These can be seen in the factories and companies with lots of electric equipments and where there are the most chances of fire causes due to such.

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