Water fire extinguisher is in solid red color and the word “water” will be printed in white colored text. This is a classic model that dispenses water at a high pressure to extinguish fire.
Water Fire Extinguisher Use
This is suitable for Class A fires: i.e. extinguisher fights fire in coal, plastic, paper, cloth and materials related to these.
NOTE: Water fire extinguisher should not be used on burning oil/ fat/ electrical items.
Water spray extinguisher will be solid red color and the word “aqua spray” will be printed in white color on it. This is more effective than traditional water model in firefighting, as they spray water over wide area with high pressure. Alike traditional counterpart they are apt only for class A fire.
NOTE: Never use this on burning oil / electrical appliances.
Both water spray and water consists of some chemical additives which enhances the effective of extinguisher up to 300%.
The chemicals have the capacity to remove the natural surface tension of water which soaks burning substances effectively.
Water mist extinguisher is a solid red one with words “water mist” printed in a white rectangle.
Water mist extinguisher is a unique type fire extinguisher that can extinguish all class of fires and also this can combat Class F fire, which is quite difficult to attack.
This sort of fire extinguishers has a special nozzle that converts the water to “dry” into small particles which are finally drawn into fire , cools it and suffocate, thus it extinguish the fire successfully.
This is an effective firefighting as it creates a safety barrier in between fire and user, as it repels the some of heat and leave behind no hard to clean residue.
NOTE: These are not classified as suitable for Class B (liquid) class C (gases).
This type of fire extinguisher may not be suitable for electrical fires, but when accidently used on electrical fires will not pose any significant hazard as compared to normal water extinguisher.
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