Ganpati Electricals (P) Ltd. offers a wide range of fire fighting equipments and fire extinguisher holders. Fire is the result of a chemical combustion reaction, typically a reaction between atmospheric oxygen and fuel like wood, gasoline etc. after the latter has reached its ignition temperature. In other words there are three essential elements namely oxygen, fuel and extreme heat involved in this process. Fire extinguishers are designed to remove at least one of these three elements so that the fire will die out.
We advise that everyone should have at least one fire extinguisher at home or office, but it's just as important to ensure you have the proper type of fire extinguisher. While there is a good chance that the extinguisher will sit on the wall for years, collecting dust, it could end up saving your property and even your life. It should be used to extinguish or control small fires only. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, like where there is no escape route. Before trying to put out a fire, sound the fire alarm in the building and alert others to evacuate. Fires can escalate quickly, so be sure help is on the way before you start using a fire extinguisher.
Types of Fire :
- Class A Fire: Fire fuelled by ordinary combustible materials like paper, wood and cardboard.
- Class B Fire: Fire fuelled by flammable / combustible liquids like gasoline, kerosene, grease and oil.
- Class C Fire: Electrical fires caused due to faulty wiring or failure of electrical equipments.
- Class D Fire: Fire fuelled by combustible metals like Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium etc.
- Class K Fire: Fires involving cooking oils, trans-fats, or fats in cooking appliances.
It is important to know the exact cause of fire and material present there that will decide the type of fire extinguisher to be used. Using the wrong kind of fire extinguisher can actually make the fire spread faster. Since some fires may involve a combination of these classifications, we suggest that your fire extinguishers ideally should be of ABC rating meaning it can control fire of A, B and C classes.
Types of Fire Extinguishers :
We supply a range of fire extinguishers which can be one of the following types based on the type of fire extinguishing agent.
- Water or APW (air-pressurized water) Fire Extinguishers: These are suitable for Class A fires only. Never use a water extinguisher on B and C types of fires as these can be very dangerous.
- Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers: They are filled with sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate. However, there is left a corrosive residue, which must be cleaned immediately to prevent any damage to materials. These are good for BC fires.
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers: These are filled with highly pressurized CO2 , which is a non-flammable gas. These can be used on BC fires, but usually ineffective on class A fire.
- Foam Fire Extinguishers: These are good for AB fires, particularly where petrol, parrafin, oil, varnishes, spirits, flammable liquids are involved. However, these are not recommended for fires involving electricity.
- Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers: These can be used on classes AB fires. However, when used indoors, powder can obscure vision or damage goods and machinery.
- Clean Agent or Halotron Fire Extinguishers – Clean agent Halotron is discharged as a rapidly evaporating liquid and leaves no residue. It effectively extinguishes Class A, B and electrical fires by cooling and smothering, without conducting electricity back to the operator. The clean agent is pressurized with nitrogen gas.