The advantages of water are, good absorbance of heat, cost effective and readily available. They work by spraying a jet of water onto the fire which soaks the flammable material as well cooling it. Water extinguishers are cost effective for tackling Class A fires involving materials such as wood, paper and most plastics. They must not be used on electrical fires. Water conducts the electrical current and can result in electric shock for the operator and others nearby. This type of extinguisher cannot be used when dealing with Class B (petrol, spirits and other flammable liquids), Class C (butane, propane and other flammable gases) and Class F (Cooking oils and fats) fires. Although water extinguishers are the most common type of extinguisher, they are not suitable for any type of fire other than solid combustible materials. Eagle Security recommend the Firexo extinguisher which is the only extinguisher in the UK that can tackle any type. With the Firexo you do not need different extinguishers for different fires just one extinguisher will tackle all types of fire. They are easier to handle than a water extinguisher as a 6 litre firexo extinguisher has more fire stopping power than a 9-litre water.
The advantages of water are, good absorbance of heat, cost effective and readily available. They work by spraying a jet of water onto the fire which soaks the flammable material as well cooling it. Water extinguishers are cost effective for tackling Class A fires involving materials such as wood, paper and most plastics. They must not be used on electrical fires. Water conducts the electrical current and can result in electric shock for the operator and others nearby. This type of extinguisher cannot be used when dealing with Class B (petrol, spirits and other flammable liquids), Class C (butane, propane and other flammable gases) and Class F (Cooking oils and fats) fires. Although water extinguishers are the most common type of extinguisher, they are not suitable for any type of fire other than solid combustible materials. Eagle Security recommend the Firexo extinguisher which is the only extinguisher in the UK that can tackle any type. With the Firexo you do not need different extinguishers for different fires just one extinguisher will tackle all types of fire. They are easier to handle than a water extinguisher as a 6 litre firexo extinguisher has more fire stopping power than a 9-litre water.
Water is the most common extinguishing medium. The body of the extinguisher is red to aid in identification and to comply with BS EN3 regulations. There are limitations in its use as it is only suitable for Class A materials. Water works mainly by cooling burning material, it is best for wood, cloth, paper, plastics, coal, etc. fires involving solids, it should not used on burning fat or oil or on to electrical appliances.
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