Fire protection in NYC and other cities’ offices is ensured with the installation of appropriate safety equipment. It includes extinguishers too.
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Which Extinguisher Should be used to Suppress a Certain
type of Fire?
A facility or workplace on fire is one of the worst nightmares of a business owner. It can cause
irreversible damage to your property and business while causing danger to your employees. Fire
protection in NYC and other cities’ offices is ensured with the installation of appropriate safety
equipment. It includes extinguishers too.
But, do you know about the different kinds of extinguishers? Do you know which type of equipment is
the best suited for a certain kind of fire? Here are the different types of fires and most suitable
instrument to suppress them –
For solid combustibles– Solids include solids like wood, plastics, paper, cloth and more. For these blazes
(type A), you can use foam or water extinguisher. It can easily suppress flames effectively ensuring
people’s safety. Foam safety instrument can be used for lipids blazes too.
For flammable liquids & gases– It includes petroleum oil, gasoline, propane etc. However, you must
know that it is different from cooking oils fires. For these flames, you must use an extinguisher that is
suitable for type B. You should not use foam safety instrument for these blazes. Dry powder safety
instrument is suitable for this purpose. Carbon dioxide is another option for these fires.
For electrical equipment– It includes various sorts of electrical equipment such as computers,
appliances, electric gadgets and more. Instrument classified for C fire type is the best to suppress these
blazes. Water or foam extinguishers are not considered suitable for these flames as it can cause further
complications. Dry powder extinguisher is the best choice for electrical equipment without causing any
problems. You can also use carbon dioxide tool in these emergencies.
Combustible metals– It includes materials like aluminum. In these emergencies, you should use
equipment suited best for type D blazes. You should not use dry powder or carbon dioxide instrument in
these situations. There are specific safety instruments for these emergencies.
Oils and fats– These fire emergencies are usually associated with restaurant and hotel businesses as
they contain flammable oils and greases. Equipment suited for type K is the best option for it. It includes
wet chemical extinguishers.
You should install appropriate type of extinguishers in your workplace to make certain of everyone’s
safety. It is also essential for minimizing property damage.