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Fire extinguishing systems are a common expression for systems using different medias to suppress- or extinguish fires in buildings. The medias can be water, foam, gas or chemicals.
Fire extinguishing systems are used to extinguish or suppress fires in all sorts of buildings. Medias to extinguish fires are various, but they all fight one or more of the 3 criteria’s necessary to have fire; Oxygen, fuel and heat.
Getting started with Fire Extinguishers
The first thing to do when choosing a fire extinguisher is to decide which rooms in your house need one. You should keep at least one on each level of your house. Make sure you keep fire extinguishers handy where fires are more likely to start, like in the kitchen and garage.
Understanding fire extinguisher classes
There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. Class A extinguishers will put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as wood and paper
Class B extinguishers are for use on flammable liquids like grease, gasoline and oil
Class C extinguishers are suitable for use only on electrically energized fires
Class D extinguishers are designed for use on flammable metals
Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.
There are various types of fire extinguishers to choose from:
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers: Suitable for fires involving flammable liquids or electrical apparatus.
Foam (AFFF) Fire Extinguishers: Suitable for most fires involving flammable liquids, apart from cooking oil fires.
Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers: Suitable for most fires involving flammable liquids or electrical apparatus.
Water Fire Extinguishers: Suitable for most fires except those involving flammable liquids or live electrical apparatus.
Wet chemical fire extinguishers: These extinguisher are developed specifically for use on deep fat cooking fires.
Purchasing your fire extinguisher
Now that you know how many extinguishers you need and what types to get, you can head to our store. Look for fire extinguishers that you can easily lift. Larger extinguishers may pack more power, but you must be able to use it properly.
Learning how to use your fire extinguisher
Once you’ve made your purchases, familiarize yourself with the fire extinguisher directions so you’ll be prepared in case you need to put out a fire. Typically, fire extinguishers are fairly easy to use in the case of a fire. Most of the types operate using the P.A.S.S. technique:
P. Pull the pin on the fire extinguisher in order to break the tamper seal.
A. Aim the fire extinguisher low, with the nozzle pointed at the base of the fire.
S. Squeeze the handle of the fire extinguisher to release the extinguishing agent.
S. Sweep the nozzle from side to side while pointed at the base of the fire until it is extinguished.
If the fire re-ignites, repeat the last 3 steps.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM
Systems using inert gasses like Halon, carbon-dioxide etc.
Systems where foam detergents added to water is used to extinguish fire
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HOSE REEL SYSTEM
Handheld hose to put out fire
Dry systems using sodium, potassium bicarbonate, ammonium phosphate etc. and wet systems using various proprietary chemical compositions.
Pipes with sprinklers providing water-droplets with system water flow Q < 10,000 l/min and Water pressure H < 12 bar