Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

We can provide fire extinguishers for homes, schools, colleges, offices and other commercial environments around the UK.

Fire Extinguisher Types

Fire Extinguisher Types

There are a variety of fire extinguisher types which are available. It is important that you get the most appropriate ones for your business to ensure safety in the workplace.

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Fire Extinguishers

We can offer top quality fire extinguishers to ensure you can put fires out easily. As professionals in the industry, we think that it is important to make sure you get a good quality fire extinguisher for your home or workplace to ensure the fire can be put out effectively. It is a safety requirement for all workplaces to have extinguishers, this is why you need to be sure to purchase one or more. If you would like to speak to our team about the fire extinguishers we have available, please complete the enquiry form and we shall get back to you as soon as possible.

Fire Extinguisher for Sale Near Me

Our fire fighting equipment is all manufactured by established, fire industry names. Whether it be a powder extinguisher, a CO2 fire extinguisher, or a first aid kit for new premises. And, it is all in stock for next day delivery.
When it comes to the safety for you, your family and your staff and closest people to you, quality is uppermost. BAFE approved products are essential but so is the manufacturer. You need to think carefully before you buy fire safety equipment online. Ask cheap suppliers if their products are made in the Middle East or in China (if they will tell the truth!), then think how long it is likely to last before your extinguisher maintenance engineer says it needs replacing.
 
Then ask the same fire extinguisher suppliers if they are related to a maintenance company and ask how much their other company sells the same equipment for (you may get a shock!). Next, ask why they don't offer the online prices to all their local customers. Then ask where their written details are for delivery costs and time, low price guarantee or for a satisfaction guarantee or return instructions.
That's the difference. Our near by company is the one and only specialist online supplier. You will find only one single price that is the same for everyone be you a government department, blue-chip company or home owner. Our suppliers include Thomas Glover & Company, Kidde smoke alarms, Jalite signs, Jonesco cabinets and Steroplast first aid.

Fire Extinguisher Types

To deal with the multitude of different fire classes, a range of fire extinguishers have been developed. Please click on the type of extinguisher, this will display more information about that extinguisher type.

Water Extinguisher

A water extinguisher has a red signal and is best for fires involving organic solid materials such as wood, cloth, paper, plastics, Coal etc. You should not use them on burning fat or oil or on electrical appliances. Point the jet at the base of the flames and keep it moving across the area of the fire. Ensure that all areas of the fire are out. Water has a great effect on cooling the fuel surfaces and thereby reducing the pyrolysis rate of the fuel.

Water Spray Extinguisher (Water with additive)

Water spray extinguishers also have a red signal. These are used for fires involving organic solid materials such as wood, cloth, paper, plastics, Coal etc. These offer significantly improved fire fighting capability than traditional jet type water fire extinguishers. Available in 3 and 6 litres. Do not use on burning fat or oil or on electrical appliances. Point the jet at the base of the flames and keep it moving across the area of the fire. Ensure that all areas of the fire are out. Water has a great effect on cooling the fuel surfaces and thereby reducing the pyrolysis rate of the fuel. Instead of a jet nozzel a spray nozzel is used, with a higher pressure, which creates a fine spray. This allows for a given quantity of water to have a considerable increase in the surface area presented to the fire. This makes extinguishing more efficient by more rapid extraction of heat, formation of steam etc. They can also contain surfactants which help the water penetrate deep into the burning material which increase the effectiveness of the extinguisher.

Water Mist Extinguisher (‘Dry’ Water Mist)

This has a red signal with a white background. The first broad spectrum extinguisher to tackle A, B, C rated risks as well as fats and deep fat fryers (Class F). Models with dielectric test to 35k Volt can be safely used on electrical fires (up to 1000 Volt) if a safety distance of 1m is adhered to, as their mist (de-ionised water) does not conduct electricity and the extinguisher does not normally form puddles, which could conduct electricity. The extinguishers also contain only de-ionised water which cannot carry any electric current. Point the jet at the base of the flames and keep it moving across the area of the fire. Ensure that all areas of the fire are out.The fire draws the microscopic water particles into the fire. Water is turned into microscopic particles in the supersonic nozzle. The water mist is drawn to the fire where it cools and suffocates the fire. The mist also forms a safety barrier between user and fire, which keeps some of the heat back.

Powder Extinguisher (Multi-Purpose)

Powder extinguishers have a blue signal. They can be used on fires involving organic solids, liquids such as grease, fats, oil, paint, petrol, etc but not on chip or fat pan fires. Can also be used on gas fires. Safe on live electrical equipment, although does not penetrate the spaces in equipment easily and the fire may re-ignite. This type of extinguisher does not cool the fire very well and care should be taken that the fire does not flare up again. Smouldering material in deep seated fires such as upholstery, bedding or surrounding areas can cause the fire to start up again. Do not use on domestic chip or fat pan fires.There is danger of inhalation if powder extinguishers are used within buildings.

Point the jet or discharge horn at the base of the flames and, with a rapid sweeping motion, drive the fire towards the far edge until all the flames are out. If the extinguisher has a hand control, wait until the air clears and if you can still see the flames, attack the fire again. Similarly to almost all extinguishing agents the powders acts as a thermal ballast making the flames too cool for the chemical reactions to continue. Some powders also provide a minor chemical inhibition, although this effect is relatively weak. These powders thus provide rapid knockdown of flame fronts, but may not keep the fire suppressed.

Dry Powder Extinguisher (Special Powders)

This extinguisher also has a blue signal. These specialist powder extinguishers are designed to tackle fires involving combustible metals such as lithium, magnesium, sodium or aluminium when in the form of swarf or powder. There are three special powders based on graphite, copper and sodium chloride. Do not allow water to come in contact with the burning metal and the powder must be gently applied. Sodium Chloride is not recommended for Lithium. The lance enables the user to tackle fire at a safe distance and the low velocity applicator to reduce the energy of the jet allowing the powder to gently smother the surface of the burning material thus avoiding scattering of high temperature particles and stimulating the formation of a crust. The method of application is completely different from a standard extinguisher and user training is required. They are not suitable for use on live electrical fires. This extinguisher works by forming a crust which insulates the metal to prevent access to other combustible material nearby and smothering the fire to prevent oxygen from the atmosphere reacting with the metal.

Foam Extinguisher (AFFF)

The AFFF has a cream signal. Fires involving solids and burning liquids, such as paint and petrol but not suitable for chip or fat pan fires. Safe on fires caused by electricity if tested to 35kV (dielectric test) and a 1m safety distance is adhered to. Do not use on chip or fat pan fires. For fires involving solids, point the jet at the base of the flames and keep it moving across the area of the fire. Ensure that all areas of the fire are out. For fires involving liquids, do not aim the jet straight into the liquid. Where the liquid on fire is in a container, point the jet at the inside edge of the container or on a nearby surface above the burning liquid. Allow the foam to build up and flow across the liquid. They are mainly water based, with a foaming agent so that the foam can float on top of the burning liquid and break the interaction between the flames and the fuel surface.

Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers Near Me

Live electrical equipment, although it allows re-ignition of hot plastics. Now mainly used on large computer servers, although care has to be taken not to asphyxiate people when using the extinguisher in small server rooms. Do not use on chip or fat pan fires, as it carries burning fat out of container. This type of extinguisher does not cool the fire very well and you need to ensure that the fire does not start up again. Fumes from CO2 extinguishers can asphyxiate if used in confined spaces: ventilate the area as soon as the fire has been controlled. Only use CO2 extinguishers with frost-free horns, as the hand holding the horn can otherwise be frozen to the horn, as the gas is getting very cold during the discharge. The discharge horn should be directed at the base of the flames and the jet kept moving across the area of the fire. Carbon dioxide extinguisher works by suffocating the fire. Carbon dioxide displaces oxygen in the air. However, once discharged, the CO2 will dissipate quickly and allow access for oxygen again, which can re-ignite the fire.

Wet Chemical

Wet chemical fire extinguishers are ideally near by Class F fires, involving cooking oils and fats, such as lard, olive oil, sunflower oil, maize oil and butter. Check manufacturer’s instructions for suitability of use. These extinguishers are usually not recommended for class B fires such as petrol, although Gloria has produced a 3l wet chemical extinguisher with B rating. Apply the wet chemical using the extended applicator in slow circular movements, which give a gentle, yet highly effective application. Apply the fine spray onto the burning fat until the surface of the burning cooking oil changes into a soapy like substance which prevents re-ignition. The gentle application helps to prevent burning oil splashing out of the container. Make sure that you empty the entire content of the wet chemical extinguisher onto the oil/fat, as the fire can re-ignite otherwise.

Most class F extinguishers contain a solution of potassium acetate, sometimes with some potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate. The extinguishers spray the agent out as a fine mist. The mist acts to cool the flame front, while the potassium salts saponify the surface of the burning cooking oil, producing a layer of foam over the surface. This solution thus provides a similar blanketing effect to a foam extinguisher, but with a greater cooling effect. The saponification only works on animal fats and vegetable oils, so most class F extinguishers cannot be used for class B fires. The misting also helps to prevent splashing the blazing oil. Tests have established that a 6 litre wet chemical fire extinguisher with a 75F rating can deal with a fat fire of maximum 0.11 m2 surface area.

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