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Fire Extinguishers :

Types of Fire :

  • Class A Fire: Fire fuelled by ordinary combustible materials like paper, wood and cardboard.
  • Class B Fire: Fire fuelled by flammable / combustible liquids like gasoline, kerosene, grease and oil.
  • Class C Fire: Electrical fires caused due to faulty wiring or failure of electrical equipments.
  • Class D Fire: Fire fuelled by combustible metals like Magnesium, Potassium and Sodium etc.
  • Class K Fire: Fires involving cooking oils, trans-fats, or fats in cooking appliances.

It is important to know the exact cause of fire and material present there that will decide the type of fire extinguisher to be used. Using the wrong kind of fire extinguisher can actually make the fire spread faster. Since some fires may involve a combination of these classifications, we suggest that your fire extinguishers ideally should be of ABC rating meaning it can control fire of A, B and C classes.

Types of Fire Extinguishers :

We supply a range of fire extinguishers which can be one of the following types based on the type of fire extinguishing agent.

  • Water or APW (air-pressurized water) Fire Extinguishers: These are suitable for Class A fires only. Never use a water extinguisher on B and C types of fires as these can be very dangerous.
  • Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers: They are filled with sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate. However, there is left a corrosive residue, which must be cleaned immediately to prevent any damage to materials. These are good for BC fires.
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers: These are filled with highly pressurized CO2 , which is a non-flammable gas. These can be used on BC fires, but usually ineffective on class A fire.
  • Foam Fire Extinguishers: These are good for AB fires, particularly where petrol, parrafin, oil, varnishes, spirits, flammable liquids are involved. However, these are not recommended for fires involving electricity.
  • Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers: These can be used on classes AB fires. However, when used indoors, powder can obscure vision or damage goods and machinery.
  • Clean Agent or Halotron Fire Extinguishers – Clean agent Halotron is discharged as a rapidly evaporating liquid and leaves no residue. It effectively extinguishes Class A, B and electrical fires by cooling and smothering, without conducting electricity back to the operator. The clean agent is pressurized with nitrogen gas.

Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems :

  • Intelligent Addressable:
    Intelligent Addressable Systems offer benefits in terms of speed of detection, identification of the location of fire and easier mainteenace. Intelligent systems also offer tolerance to faults in the system wiring, which allows a single pair of wires to be used to connect up to 200 devices to the system, allowing cost savings in the wiring of large systems.
  • Conventional:
    Conventional Fire Alarm System provides the earliest particable fire detection and warning.This system consists of smoke or heat detectors at designated locations, to detect smoke or heat at the earliest during any outbreak of fire.
  • Hybrid:
    The Hybrid Fire Alarm System combines the capapbilities of both intelligent Addressable and Conventional Fire Alarm System.

Fire Supression System :

  • Water Based System:
    We offers a range of Water Based Fire Protection Systems like Sprinkler, Hydrant, Pre-action Systems, Kitchen Hood System, High and Medium Velocity, Mist Systems and Tank Foam System to suit individual fire protection needs.
  • Gas Based Systems:
    In addition to fire detection and alarm systems, organizations that have a dedicated server/rack rooms should have minimum gas suppression systems. The different types of gas suppression systems available are CO2, NAF SIII, FM 200 and Inergen.