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A Trash Wood Paper B Liquids Grease C Electrical Equipment A Trash Wood Paper B Liquids Grease C Electrical Equipment. 0000000920 00000 n A fire extinguisher is one of the most important aspects of your fire safety plan, and fire safety regulations suggest that every commercial building should have at least two ‘Class A’ fire extinguishers on every floor. Not considered effective for Class B and Class C fires, and dangerous if used for electrically energised equipment or cooking oils or fats. endstream endobj 510 0 obj<>/W[1 1 1]/Type/XRef/Index[83 413]>>stream All fire extinguishers must comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1841.1:2007 - Portable fire extinguishers - General requirements. 0000002473 00000 n Kidde Pro Series rechargeable fire extinguisher comes equipped with a stainless steel cylinder, a tough metal handle and is fitted with a pressure gauge that provides at-a-glance status Suitable for use on Class A (trash, wood and paper), Class B (liquids and gases) … Select the correct fire extinguisher for your needs By Robb Slawski Choose the right extinguisher for your situation. 0000001255 00000 n It is therefore very important to understand the four different classifications of fuel. To select the appropriate type of fire extinguishers you require, please click on the PDF link under the image to the left to view the complete fire extinguisher selection guide. Works by cooling the fire and coating the fuel. 0000144735 00000 n 0000189474 00000 n endstream endobj 506 0 obj<>stream 0000002244 00000 n Unless you know what is burning, you won't know what type of fire extinguisher to use. 0000004787 00000 n Fire Extinguisher Training Notes PDF. The numerical rating for this class of fire extinguisher refers to the amount of water the fire extinguisher holds and the amount of fire it will extinguish until it is fully discharged.. 0�������,��0 Xk�讉'k�J=Xk��b]S�&Td�xE˺xmڣțl��������EE\�K�ؤ��ȦG�)��?�e� A large, heavy cylinder of compressed gas filled with a messy powder is an antiquated way to put out a fire. of the cylinder. Class A fire extinguishers. 2.0 DEFINITIONS 2.1 Fire: Fire is the rapid oxidation of any combustible material. It is able to do this by forming a thick layer on the fat or oil, turning it into a soap like substance. There are three general classes of residential fire extinguishers. Today’s most widely used type of fire extinguisher is the multipurpose dry chemical that is effective on Class A, B and C fires. %%EOF •Range 9-16 ft. •Fumes toxic if inhaled. 0000002056 00000 n 0000002210 00000 n endstream endobj 502 0 obj<> endobj 503 0 obj<> endobj 504 0 obj<> endobj 505 0 obj<>stream Types of Fire Extinguishers Based on Fire Classes. 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Fire extinguishers can be an effective tool, but only when you select the correct type for your needs; install them in the most effective locations; and learn the proper way to use them. The minimum standard for fire extinguishers on campus is 4A:60B:C. This type of extinguisher is designed for use on ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids and energized electrical fires of moderate to high intensity. The wrong type of extinguisher can be dangerous or life -threatening. �:P8zz�EL4���.�E�Ҿ܅g���0#��x�v�F�?#m��K8�+�"�Y�8������u��cMS&!p����fn;4��կV��,byK�,&r����8���Ɇh�6x�-v���#? A common type is the A-B-C extinguisher, which is for use in fighting Class A, B, and C fires. endstream endobj 497 0 obj<>>>/LastModified(D:20050907150936)/MarkInfo<>>> endobj 499 0 obj<>/Font<>/XObject<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/ExtGState<>>>/StructParents 0>> endobj 500 0 obj[/ICCBased 508 0 R] endobj 501 0 obj<>stream Class C fire extinguishers. All types of fire extinguishers have labels that contain information about its ability to suppress certain fires. Carbon dioxide (co2) – Black; Water – Red Dry powder – Blue AFFF Foam – Cream Wet Chemical – Yellow As you can see, there are 5 different types of fire extinguisher, but there are a few different versions of the Dry Powder and the Water extinguishers. 0000005900 00000 n Class B extinguishers should be located CO2 extinguishers are predominantly used for electrical fire … 496 0 obj<> endobj 0000001069 00000 n These are according to different types of fire. Let’s see them one by one: Class A. A carbon dioxide fire extinguisher (CO2) is one of the cleanest … Ordinary dry chemical is for Class B & C fires only. natural for a person to use the extinguisher located nearest to a fire. 0 0000004475 00000 n Product and Company Identification ... Use extinguishing agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. Your local Amerex Fire Equipment Distributor is professionally equipped to help you evaluate and implement these recommendations. 0000001653 00000 n Fire Extinguisher Colour Coding UK. 0000001055 00000 n Most fire extinguishers will have a picture label telling you which types of fires the extinguisher is designed to fight. Foam agents… �K�uS��ӗgj���S���jA�_���Jtf '��Lv�.�|ߟ�Z�. Each type of fire extinguisher is suitable for different types of burning media and will have a fire rating based on the volume of fire that they are capable of extinguishing. Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher. Class K fire extinguishers. 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