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Portable Fire Extinguishers

Fire Tetrahedron

Fire Classification
Class A fires
fires involving organic solids like paper, wood, Esc

Class B fires
fires involving flammable Liquids.

Class C fires
fires involving flammable Gasses

Class D fires
fires involving Metals . A new class is proposed

Class F fires
fires involving Cooking oils.

Portable Extinguishers

Mechanical Foam

Portable Extinguishers
Piercer Operating Lever Carrying Handle CO2 Cartridge Hose

Excludes air from the flammable vapours. Eliminates vapour release from fuel surface. Separates the flames from the fuel surface. Cools the fuel surface and surrounding metal surfaces.

Nozzle Dip Tube

Foam Mixture

Protein Foam Fluoroprotein Synthetic Foam Foam FFFP AFFF


Hydrolysed Animal or vegetable protein Slow Durable Heat resistant 3 - 6% Seals surface preventing vapour release Fast Heat resistant Tanker deck monitors 3 - 6% Seals surface preventing vapour release Fast Extended Foam Life 3 - 6%

Mechanical Foams

Water

Portable Extinguishers
Piercer Operating Lever Carrying Handle CO2 Cartridge Hose

Removes Heat. Formation of steam aids by reducing oxygen content in vicinity. Cools the surrounding surfaces.

Aerating Nozzle Dip Tube

Foam Water Mixture

Dry Powder

Portable Extinguishers
Piercer Operating Lever Carrying Handle CO2 Cartridge CO2 Agitation Trigger Nozzle Dip Tube Water Dry Powder Hose

Cools flame preventing chain reaction Smothers Rapid knockdown No cooling effect.

For Class ABC Fires Mixture of;

For class D Fires Sodium Chloride, with graphite mix. Ammonium Sulphate Ammonium Phosphate Copper powder
Forms crust on surface of burning metal Prevents oxygen reaching the fire

Dry Powders

For BC fires Sodium Bi-carbonate


Contains stearate to give good flow characteristics and prevent clogging

CO2

Portable Extinguishers
Piercer Valve Operating Lever Carrying Handle CO2 Cartridge CO2 Agitation Liquid CO2 Hose

Heavier than air, displaces air around the fire and cuts off oxygen supply. Some, limited, cooling action. Bottle tested to 220 bar Requires bursting disc

Trigger Nozzle

Dip Tube

Wet Chemical
Class F fires

Portable Extinguishers
Piercer Operating Lever Carrying Handle CO2 Cartridge Hose

Potassium Acetate
Emulsifies Oil Seals surface Cools

Extended Nozzle in order to apply directly to burning fat Dip Tube

Chemical Mixture

Boiler Rooms

Semi-Portable Extinguishers
Hose Cap
P

135 Litre Hose to reach any part of the room.

Machinery Space
45 Litre Sufficient number
Nozzle

CO2 Cartridge

Foam Mixture

Dip Tube