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Learning about Fire Classes: Matching Your Extinguisher to a Fire - Fire Extinguishers

Learning about Fire Classes: Matching Your Extinguisher to a Fire

Somya Pyrotek Services, a leading manufacturer of firefighting equipment, is situated in Delhi. Our specialties include fire extinguishers of the ABC, CO2, automatic, fireball, electrical, hand-operated, and clean agent types. For fire safety, selecting the best fire extinguisher is crucial. Appropriate and efficient fire protection requires understanding the various fire classes and knowing how to match your fire extinguisher to each one. By correctly classifying the type of fire and selecting the appropriate fire extinguisher for your requirements, you can enhance safety precautions and save lives as well as property.

Fire Classes and Their Characteristics

Our entire product range complies with European Standards, and our fire extinguishers meet IS 15683:2018 compliance. So let’s understand the different fire classes and what makes them unique. Fire classes can be divided into five main categories:

  •   Class A: Normal combustible fires including wood, paper, and textiles.
  •   Class B: Fuel, oil, and grease-related fires.
  •   Class C: Fires caused by electricity.
  •   Class D: Combustible metal fires, such as magnesium, titanium, and potassium.
  •   Class K: Cooking oil and fat fires in commercial kitchens.

Choosing the right fire extinguisher for the right fire class

Different fire extinguishers are designed to tackle different types of fires. For example, foam & water extinguishers are best used for Class A fires, which are fires that involve ordinary combustible materials, such as wood, paper, and cloth. CO2 extinguishers are best used for Class B fires, which are fires that involve flammable liquids, such as gasoline, oil, and grease. ABC powder extinguishers are best used for Class C fires, which are fires that involve electrical equipment. D type extinguishers are best used for Class D fires, which are fires that involve combustible metals, such as sodium, potassium and lithium.

Selecting the correct sort of fire extinguisher for the fire at hand is important because the wrong extinguisher might not be able to put it out.

In the field of firefighting and equipment, we at Somya Pyrotek Services have over 24 years of experience. Our business was founded at the beginning of 1999.

It’s critical to recognize the different types of fires and match the right fire extinguishers to each one for efficient fire safety. Always keep in mind that everyone has a responsibility to adhere to fire safety regulations in order to prevent or minimize the effects of fires.

We provide a variety of fire extinguishers for different classes, including Class A, B, C, D, and K, to meet your specific needs. Our team of experts at Somya Pyrotek Services can help you select the fire extinguisher that is best for you and your property. We also provide training sessions & the goal of the training is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to use fire extinguishers safely and correctly. It covers topics such as the various types of extinguishers, their functions, and the dangers associated with using them. The training also covers the principles of fire safety.

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