Sell of fire extinguishers in Panama-Before you buy a fire extinguisher, make sure you know which types of fire it is designed to extinguish.
Different types of fire extinguishers are used on ships depending on the type of material acting as fuel. As fires are classified on the basis of the type of fuel which sources them, fire extinguishers are also classified on the same grounds.
Portable fire extinguishers are installed at different parts of the ship according to the type of the fire sources present in that area. Portable fire fighter is one of the most convenient and speedy way to fight fire on ships.
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Classes of Fire extinguishers found on ships
Class A: These types of fire extinguishers are used in fires which are result of burning of wood, glass fibre, upholstery and furnishing
Class B: These fire fighters are used for fires which occur from liquids such as lubricating oils and fuels
Class C: Fires resulting from involvement of energized electrical equipment such as motors, switches, wiring etc are extinguished by Class C type of fire extinguishers
Class D: Fires occurring as a result of combustible materials such as magnesium and aluminium are extinguished by this type of fire extinguishers
Class E: This type of fire extinguisher is used for subsiding fire resulting from any of the above mentioned materials along with high voltage electricity
Types of Fire extinguishers found on ships
Water and Foam
Water and Foam fire extinguishers extinguish the fire by taking away the heat element of the fire triangle. Foam agents also separate the oxygen element from the other elements.
Water extinguishers are for Class A fires only – they should not be used on Class B or C fires. The discharge stream could spread the flammable liquid in a Class B fire or could create a shock hazard on a Class C fire.
Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers extinguish fire by taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle and also be removing the heat with a very cold discharge.
Carbon dioxide can be used on Class B & C fires. They are usually ineffective on Class A fires.
Dry Chemical fire extinguishers extinguish the fire primarily by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire triangle.
Today’s most widely used type of fire extinguisher is the multipurpose dry chemical that is effective on Class A, B, and C fires. This agent also works by creating a barrier between the oxygen element and the fuel element on Class A fires.
Ordinary dry chemical is for Class B & C fires only. It is important to use the correct extinguisher for the type of fuel! Using the incorrect agent can allow the fire to re-ignite after apparently being extinguished succesfully.