A fire extinguisher is a device that is used to extinguish a fire. The device is useful to control the less intense fire. If the fire gets out of control one may need to call for some other assistance like a fire brigade. Fire extinguishers are kept in all buildings like hospitals, schools, offices, factories, and hotels, etc. They are important to be present in public places because they can control small fires and save people and property from any hazard and a huge loss.
The composition of fire extinguishers includes a cylindrical pressure vessel that contains an agent. The agent is discharged to extinguish a fire.
𝐂𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬:
There are two types of fire extinguishers:
1: Stored pressure:
In stored pressure fire extinguishers expellant and firefighting agents are stored in the same chamber. Nitrogen is used in stored pressure fire extinguishers.
The expellant depends upon the agent used for example nitrogen is used in dry chemical extinguishers and the air is used in water and foam extinguishers. They are the commonly used types of fire extinguishers.
In this type of fire extinguishers, expellant and firefighting agents are stored in separate chambers. The cartridge is punctured and the propellant is exposed to the agent, before the discharge. Carbon dioxide is used in cartridge fire extinguishers.
Cartridge extinguishers are the less used type of fire extinguisher. They are available in dry chemical, dry powder, water, and wetting agent types.
𝐅𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬:
On the basis of weight, fire extinguishers are classified as:
- Handheld: they are less heavy their weight ranges from (0.3-14 kgs), making them easily carried by hands and hence portable.
- Cart-mounted extinguishers: they are also known as wheeled extinguishers. They are heavy in weight i.e, more than 23 kgs. They are mostly present at sites of construction, airports, heliports etc.
𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧:
As fire extinguishers use firefighting agents and expellant it is necessary to refill the fire extinguishers at least once a year. Certain companies are providing the facility of refilling fire extinguishers in Pakistan including our company. We provide all kinds of refilling fire extinguishers in Pakistan at a reasonable price.
𝐓𝐲𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬:
There are many types of fire extinguishers. They are differentiated according to their usage. Some fire extinguishers can be used for some incidents but the others cannot, for example, we cannot use a water-type fire extinguisher for extinguishing fire on the electric circuit and vice versa.
See Also : Safety Equipment’s
𝐃𝐂𝐏 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬: (𝐃𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫)
It can be recognized by the blue-colored label on the cylinder on which powder is written.
It extinguishes fire on organic materials, flammable liquids, and flammable gases.
➔ 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞:
It cannot be used for extinguishing the fire on cooking oil and electrical equipment that is higher than 1000 volts.
DCP Fire Extinguisher is designed from high-quality material and made it highly effective and reliable. This device works great and gives you immediate protection against fires. It offers fast action on the ignition and provides a good burn time (3-6 minutes).
DCP Fire Extinguisher is quite durable. It is also easy to install and maintain and therefore it is suitable for use in homes. You may choose this model at your convenience which means you will not require more service and installation charges. Thus, the company ensures you are well protected against fire and should not face any problem or inconvenience. DCP fire extinguishing system is made up of advanced technology, which makes the product safer than others. Besides, they have fully equipped models of fire extinguishers with different designs and structures that work efficiently.
𝐖𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬:
Water-type fire extinguishers are further classified into water mist and water spray fire extinguishers. It can be identified by the following things.
“water” is written on the cylinder, in the bright red colored label.
Water-type Fire extinguishers are used to extinguish fires caused by organic materials such as paper and wood.
➔ 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞:
If electrical equipment, kitchen, and flammable gas and liquids caught fire do not use water-type fire extinguishers.
𝐅𝐨𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬:
This type of fire extinguisher can be recognized by identifying the cream-colored label on the cylinder on which foam is written.
Foam-type fire extinguishers can be used for fire caused by organic materials such as paper and wood, flammable liquids like paint and petrol.
➔ 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞:
Do not use foam-type fire extinguishers if the kitchen, electrical equipment, and flammable metal catch fire.
𝐂𝐎𝟐 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬: (𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐱𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬)
CO2-type fire extinguishers have written CO2 on the black coloured
This type of fire extinguisher is used to beat out the fire on flammable liquids and electrical equipment.
➔ 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞:
Co2 type fire extinguishers should not be used on kitchen fires and organic materials like paper, wood, textiles, and flammable metal.
𝐖𝐞𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬:
“Wet chemical” is written on the cylinder, with yellow label colour.
If cooking oil and fats catch fire we can use wet chemical fire extinguishers to extinguish that.
➔ 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞:
Do not use wet chemical fire extinguishers if flammable liquids and gases, electrical equipment, and flammable metals catch fire.
𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧:
Refilling of fire extinguishers is really important as we all know that hazards are not preplanned so if a place or thing catches fire and we have a fire extinguisher present over there we can easily overcome that fire to save ourselves and our surroundings. for this reason we should be prepared for an alarming situation.
Keep your fire extinguishers filled. Refilling is an important phenomenon and our company provides this service at the best prices. The prices may vary according to the type of fire extinguishers. We have the facility to refill all types of fire extinguishers at reasonable prices.
Our specialists always aim at providing the best fire extinguishment service to our clients. Trust our services and you will never be disappointed.