Did you know that there are four different classes of fire extinguishers? Classed as A, B, C or D – each extinguisher is designed to put out various types of fires. The team at Fire Protection Services is keen to keep you safe and always in-the-know, as well as provide professional and top-quality fire extinguisher servicing in London.
We are pleased to educate you and make you aware of the different types of flames you could encounter. You will also learn the best ways to be prepared.
Curious to find out which type of extinguisher best suits you and your business? Discover the 5 different types of fire extinguishers provided by FPS and which class they fall under, as well as learn which are best to use in certain emergencies.
When a fire is caused by the combustion of solid materials, mainly of organic origins such as wood, paper, straw, coal or textiles, then a water fire extinguisher is your number one hero. These types of fires are considered to be class A.
Ideal for both class A and B fire risks, foam extinguishers are best used for fires caused by the combustion of materials that liquify such as oils, fats, paints, petrol or tar.
For all class B risks, carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are the best for the job. CO2 is ideal for modern offices as it is harmless to electrical equipment and the number one choice for any risks involving flammable liquids or electrical hazards. CO2 is at your rescue for any fires caused by the combustion of liquids such as oils, solvents or fats.
We highly recommend dry powder fire extinguishers for mixed fire environments because they cover type A, B and type C fires. They are best suited for flammable liquids and fires involving flammable gases such as methane, propane, hydrogen and natural gas.
Wet chemical extinguishers are a brand new innovation within the fire industry. Furthermore, they are the most ideal for the workplace. Cooking appliances are one of the biggest sources of accidental fires in the workplace, therefore, the wet chemical solution provides the most effective means of extinguishing fires that involve deep fat fryers. The extinguisher cools and emulsifies when it is applied to burning fats and oils. It is a superb preventative solution and has a class A fire rating.