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Why do some fire extinguishers not have the BS EN3 kitemark

Why do some fire extinguishers not have the BS EN3 kitemark

Some fire extinguishers for example some small disposable and factory sealed units and chrome/silver finish fall outside the scope of BS EN3 but ca...
Halon Fire Extinguishers

Halon Fire Extinguishers

The ban on Halon fire extinguishers was implemented following the Montreal Protocol of 1987 and subsequent extension at Kyoto a decade later. The ...
A guide to Dry Powder fire extinguishers

A guide to Dry Powder fire extinguishers

There are several types of dry powder fire extinguisher, also known as dry chemical extinguishers, that are filled with powder and pressurised wi...
Clean Agent Extinguishers

Clean Agent Extinguishers

Like Co2, Clean Agent fire suppressant is stored as a liquid under pressure that turns to gas on discharge to air.  Clean agent extinguishers were...
Wet chemical fire extinguishers

Wet chemical fire extinguishers

Wet chemical fire extinguishers employ a pressurised solution of alkali salts in water and are used for Class F cooking oil or fat fires. Its prin...
Uses and Advantages of CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Uses and Advantages of CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Co2 (Carbon Dioxide) fire extinguishers are ideal for fires involving delicate electrical equipment and Class B liquid fires. They do not work by ...
What are Dry powder Fire Extinguishers

What are Dry powder Fire Extinguishers

The ABC Dry Powder (or Dry Chemical) charged fire extinguisher is a multi-purpose fire extinguisher and can be used on Classes A, B & C fires....
What are Foam Fire Extinguishers Used For?

What are Foam Fire Extinguishers Used For?

Foam fire extinguishers (or AFFF fire extinguishers) are more versatile than water and are lighter in weight compared with water equivalents deliv...
The Uses of a Water Fire Extinguisher

The Uses of a Water Fire Extinguisher

Water fire extinguishers can be used for Class A fires i.e. solids only, such as wood, paper, plastics and fabrics. They are not suitable for cont...