Portable extinguishers for protection and effective fire fighting - at Eurofire Protection Ltd, we supply and fit an extensive range of extinguishers fit for varying types of fires.
Which fire extinguishers do I need?
There are many types of extinguishers for many different types of fire so it is easy to get confused and feel lost when trying to decide what exactly it is you need. That's where we come in. With over 50 years of combined experience in the trade we can identify exactly what it is you need as well as supplying and fitting all necessary hardware.
Water extinguishers are suitable for Class A type fires involving combustible materials such as wood, paper and fabrics. Water is a fast and efficient means of extinguishing these materials. It works by having a rapid cooling effect, so that insufficient heat remains to sustain burning and continuous ignition ceases. Manufactured in both stored pressure and gas cartridge versions, water extinguishers are available in two models: 9 and 6 Litre.
Wet Chemical extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A & F Fires. These ranges of extinguishers are specialists in regards to cooking fires caused by fat and oils. Extinguishers such as Water, Foam, Powder & CO2 will not always put out big cooking fires and are also extremely dangerous because the pressure of these extinguishers can cause the oil to jet out and cause serious harm.
Foam spray extinguishers (AFFF), are ideal for multi-risk situations where both Class A combustible materials and Class B flammable liquid risks are likely to be found. Foam spray extinguishers are especially suitable for Class B fires involving flammable liquids such as oils, spirits, greases, fats and certain plastics. Manufactured in four stored pressure models: 9, 6, 2 and 1 Litres, and two gas cartridge models: 2 and 1 Litre.
Powder extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A, B and also Class C type fires involving flammable gases such as propane and butane. Powder is also highly effective for electrical hazards. This multi-purpose powder interferes with the combustion process and provides rapid-fire knock down. Multi-purpose powder extinguishers are Manufactured in five stored pressure models: 9, 6, 4, 2 and 1 Kilogram, and three gas cartridge models: 9, 6, and 4 kilogram.
CO2 (carbon dioxide) extinguishers are for class B and C fires. They don't work very well on class A fires because the material usually reignites. CO2 extinguishers have an advantage over dry chemical in that they leave behind no harmful residue. That makes carbon dioxide a good choice for an electrical fire involving a computer or other delicate instrument. Note that CO2 is a bad choice for a flammable metal fires such as Grignard reagents, alkyllithiums and sodium metal because CO2 reacts with these materials.
A fire blanket is a safety device designed to extinguish small incipient (starting) fires. It consists of a sheet of fire retardant material which is placed over a fire in order to smother it Small fire blankets, such as for use in kitchens and around the home, are usually made of fiberglass and sometimes kevlar, and are folded into a quick-release contraption for ease of storage. Fire blankets, along with fire extinguishers, are fire safety items that can be useful in case of a fire. These nonflammable blankets are helpful in temperatures up to 900 degrees and are useful in smothering small fires by not allowing any oxygen to the fire. Due to its simplicity, a fire blanket may be more helpful for someone who is inexperienced with fire extinguishers.
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