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Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers to Suit Every Need

Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers

Dry chemical fire extinguishers are by far the most common fire extinguishers in the home. They can handle all three types of fires you would find in a kitchen or workshop. The idea behind a dry chemical fire extinguisher is to blanket the fuel.

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Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers

Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers contain a solution of potassium which effectively attacks the flame in two ways. Firstly the mist cools the fire and lowers the temperature to stop the fire spreading and splashing of oil.

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CO2 Fire Extinguishers

The CO2 extinguisher cannisters contain carbon dioxide in liquid form, and when the extinguisher is let off the liquid is released into the air neutralising the oxygen that the fire is feeding on, disabling the fires ability to spread.

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Foam Fire Extinguishers

Foam fire extinguishers work by covering a burning flammable liquid with a blanket of foam, cutting off the fire’s air supply and preventing the release of flammable vapours. The are suitable for paper, textiles, wood, plastic and rubber fires.

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Water Fire Extinguishers

Water Extinguishers work through the cooling effect of water to reduce the heat from combustion below its ignition temperature. Apply the jet to the base of the fire, discharge in short bursts keeping clear of the smoke and steam produced.

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Mobile Fire Extinguishers

Depending on the type of mobile fire extinguisher chosen, they work in accordance with their non-mobile counterparts. It is important to select the correct extinguisher for the type of fires expected within the environment.

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