Choosing the right fire extinguisher can be confusing. It is important to have the right type of extinguisher for the actual fire, some extinguishers are ideal in some circumstances but in another they can make the situation worse. Class A - fires involving solid materials such as wood, paper or textiles. Class B - fires involving flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel or oils. Class C - fires involving gases. Class D - fires involving metals. Class F - fires involving cooking oils such as in deep-fat fryers. And then without a class are electrical fires. For Class A fires it is usual to use a Water or Foam extinguisher. The safest extinguishers are Foam, Powder or CO2 but dry powder are not recommended in confined spaces and CO2 can in certain circumstances be hazardous in confined spaces. For Class C fires the traditional choice is dry powder but again not suitable for confined spaces. For Class D there are a number of specialist solutions. For Class E a Wet Chemical Extinguisher is recommended, all the others listed above could be dangerous. The modern FIREXO extinguishers can be used on all the above so one extinguisher can replace a variety reducing cost and training requirements.
The choosing the right fire extinguisher can be confusing. It is important to have the right type of extinguisher for the actual fire, some extinguishers are ideal in some circumstances but in another they can make the situation worse. Classes of fire Class A - fires involving solid materials such as wood, paper or textiles. Class B - fires involving flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel or oils. Class C - fires involving gases. Class D - fires involving metals. Class F - fires involving cooking oils such as in deep-fat fryers. And then without a class are electrical fires. For Class A fires it is usual to use a Water or Foam extinguisher. The safest extinguishers are Foam, Powder or CO2 but dry powder are not recommended in confined spaces and CO2 can in certain circumstances be hazardous in confined spaces. For Class C fires the traditional choice is dry powder but are again not suitable for confined spaces. For Class D there are a number of specialist solutions. For Class E a Wet Chemical Extinguisher is recommended, all the others listed above could be dangerous. The modern FIREXO extinguishers can be used on all the above so one extinguisher can replace a variety reducing cost and training requirements.