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Types of Fire Extinguishers

Fire undoubtedly is a great blessing that we use for heating, cooking, and running lots of daily affairs. But like every other thing if the fire becomes uncontrolled or excess it can be fatal. What do you think are the conditions in which fire can get uncontrolled? Maybe a short circuit, gas leakage, or a powerhouse failure even a small match stick if used unchecked can cause a great calamity. 

At first, you have to handle the equipment that can cause a fire with added care and precaution. But still, if any area catches fire due to any reason you should imply the safety precautions in the first place. The safety precautions and the protective measures are the only way to make the intensity of loss as low as possible. At a smaller scale the precautions like using sand and cloth wraps may work effectively but what will you do when you see the fire is uncontrollable? Of course, a fire extinguisher is the life savior gear at that time. You can get the best firefighting equipment from Vigilcraft fire equipment.

What is a fire extinguisher? 

A fire extinguisher is portable and small fire safety equipment that you can take to the sight of fire directly and spray onto the fire. The substance or the powder in a fire extinguisher will decrease the intensity of fire within minutes by depriving the oxygen quantity and interfering with other chemical reactions taking place. This in turn will turn off the fire and will reduce the loss rate directly. 

How many types of fire extinguishers are there?

Fire extinguishers are classified into five main groups on the basis of the material they contain. But the function of each type is the same, i.e., to set off fire and act as a fire safety system in fire emergencies. 

Some of the types of fire extinguishers are further divided which again makes them become eight different types of fire extinguishers that you can easily get from Vigilcraft fire equipment. Here we will talk about this classification in further detail. 

Types of fire extinguishers

Foam fire extinguisher

If you come across a cream color label on the extinguisher it is the hallmark of the foam fire extinguisher. You can use these types of extinguishers for the fire caused by cardboard, fabrics, coals, and paper. Never, use it for the fire caused by flammable metals.

Water extinguishers

This type of extinguisher is the must-have equipment in every household and office premises. It has a cooling effect on the fire-causing agent which gradually set off the fire. 

Dry powder extinguishers

The powder extinguishers are the most effective and the best types of fire extinguishers that you can use for all categories of fire the results are guaranteed. But keep one thing in mind it will leave the powder

residue behind that you will have to clean once the fire gets off. Similarly, it can be hazardous if inhaled in a larger amount. So, try to cover your mouth and nose. 

Wet chemical extinguishers

Wet chemical extinguishers are specifically designed to set off the most dangerous types of fire which broke due to cooking oil, mobile oil, or petrol.

Carbon dioxide extinguishers

The fire in the powerhouse or caused by the short circuit in any part of your house can be set off by using this CO2 extinguisher. It will alter the chemical reactions and will turn off the fire within minutes. 

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