FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND INSTALLERS IN KENYA
Class A: SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc ( use water extinguisher incase of fire resulted by this)
Class B: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc( use foam extinguishers )
Class C: FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc (use dry powder extinguishers )
Class D: METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc( use coz extinguisher to put fire off)
Class E: Fires involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS( use Coz fire extinguishers )
Class F: Cooking OIL & FAT etc( use dry powder extinguisher)
Types of fire extinguisher
TO EXTINGUISH A GAS FIRE WITHOUT FIRST ISOLATING THE GAS SUPPLY. Special powders are available for class D metal fires.
Warning: when used indoors, powder can obscure vision or damage goods and machinery. It is also very messy.
CO2 Fire Extinguishers:
Carbon Dioxide is ideal for fires involving electrical apparatus, and will also extinguish class B liquid fires, but has NO POST FIRE SECURITY and the fire could re-ignite.
Specialist extinguisher for class F fires.
For Metal Fires: A specialist fire extinguisher for use on Class D fires – metal fires such as sodium, lithium, manganese and aluminum when in the form of swarf or turnings.