What color are fire extinguishers in India?
normally red, but different fires require different extinguishers which will vary in color.
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That depends entirely on what type of extinguisher it is. Air pressurized water extinguishers contain compressed air and water, the former forcing out the latter up through… an uptake tube and out the hose. For use at low temperatures, an antifreeze might be added to the water Foam extinguishers are similar to air pressurized water extinguishers, but the water is mixed with foaming agents and small holes are added near the top of the uptake tube to aerate the extinguishing agent. Dry chemical extinguishers contain a powdered agent (bicarbonate of soda, ammonium phosphate, potassium bicarbonate, potassium chloride, &c.) and a compressed gas, usually nitrogen. The latter propels the former out the nozzle or hose. Carbon dioxide extinguishers contain liquefied carbon dioxide under high pressure. Halon and other clean agent extinguishers contain a variety of chemicals of varying risk to the ozone layer. Dry powder extinguishers are typically buckets containing the extinguishing agent (sodium chloride mixed with thermoplastic, powdered copper, graphite, sodium carbonate, &c.) which are shoveled onto the burning metal. Sometimes these agents are placed in containers more typical of what we think of as a fire extinguisher. Kitchen or type-K extinguishers are similar to foam extinguishers, but contain a soap-like emulsifier that brings the burning lipids into solution with the water. Dry chemical and dry powder extinguishers are also available in cartridge-operated forms where a large amount of powder is contained in the main body of the extinguisher, and gas cartridges are attached to pressurize the unit. This allows the unit to be recharged more quickly an on site, not requiring special equipment. In this case, the pressurized gas is typically carbon dioxide, and is stored in a separate container, punctured at the start of use.
A fire extinguisher is a cylindrical metal container which is used to put out fires. It usually contains a foam or vaporizing liquid. The contents are pressurized in order t…o produce a powerful spray of water, foam or powder to put out a fire. Have you ever realized how important fire extinguisher safety is for you and your family? When you are planning ahead and preparing for emergencies, you will want to purchase fire extinguishers for your home , and for each of your cars. The more you have the safer you are! Do you have home fire extinguishers on hand and ready in case of a fire? Fire extinguishers should be ready and available in several places throughout your home. The first place to have a fire extinguisher is near your stove. Make sure that your kitchen fire extinguisher is not too close to the stove, due to the fact that a fire may occur and you may not have access to the fire extinguisher because of the flames. The best location for your fire extinguisher will be between six and eight feet away from the stove. The garage would be another good location for a fire extinguisher. There are many types of fires that can start in a garage so you would want to have your fire extinguisher easily accessible. Knowing that you have fire extinguishers in several key places throughout your home will help you and your family to be better prepared for a fire emergency. How to use a home fire extinguisher: . Remove the fire extinguisher from its mount. . Hold the fire extinguisher while pulling out the pin. (do not squeeze the trigger while pulling the pin) . Aim the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire. . Squeeze the trigger and spray back and forth over the fire. Remember that there are different types of home fire extinguishers, some of them have a small hose to aim at the fire, while the smaller units have just a nozzle. Another thing to remember is you should learn how to use a fire extinguisher before a fire occurs. It is not a good idea to try and read the instructions while you are in an emergency situation. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND VIDEO GO TO: http://www.emergencysuppliesinfo.com/home-fire-extinguishers.html
The "Fire Triangle" indicates that a fire requires fuel, oxygen andheat to continue burning. Removing any one side will cause thereaction to cease. You can: . Remove the sou…rce fuel (turn off gas or oil supply to thefire) . Smother the fire with barriers such as foams, sand (or otherinert material) . Cool it with water or carbon dioxide . Tie up the reactants with compounds that bind with the oxygenmore rapidly (Halon) . Replace the oxygen in the air with carbon dioxide or otherinert gas (Halon) I have one suggestion to all that if you have any damaged fireextinguisher then you can sell it on Halon.Us. Thank you all.
Generally speaking, we extinguish a fire by removing air (oxygen) so the fire cannot breathe, we remove fuel that is being burned, or we remove thermal energy from the fire so… that combustion cannot be sustained. There are a number of different tactics and strategies that firefighters use to suppress a fire. Additionally, there are a number of different types of fire, and the effective firefighter will adjust an approach to be more effective for a given situation. We call upon our knowledge of the fire triangle to chart a course toward successful fire suppression. We know that a fire needs fuel to burn, heat to cause the fuel to burn, and oxygen in the air to sustain combustion. To attack a fire, a firefighter usually aims to "break" the fire triangle by removing on of the three "legs" that supports the fire triangle. By suffocation, cooling or the removal of the fuel, we can break the fire triangle and put out a fire. Most of us know about special situations where a modified system or approach is necessary for suppression to be effective. In the case of burning metals, water is often not used as it actually supports the chemical reactions in combustion. Water isn't a good idea for burning liquids, either. Likewise, it is wise to use something else other than water on electrical fires. But the basic strategy is essentially the same. Discover the things at work in a given fire and pick a way to remove or inhibit the actions of one or more things so the fire can be controlled and extinguished.
A fire extinguisher puts out a fire by: . cooling the burning material enough that it stops burning, or . excluding oxygen from the burning material so that it cannot cont…inue, or . both
There are several different international codes. The USA has no particular code for the color of the extinguisher, although the labels may include Green Triangle for Class A… Red square for Class B Blue Circle for Class C Yellow Star for Class D Black Hexagon for Class K Under British Standards BS7863 a block of colour is now found on the front of a red fire extinguisher, encoded as below: . Label Colour . Contains . Use on the following Fire types . White. Water. Paper, Fabric, Wood, Textiles.. Blue. Dry Powder. Paper, textiles, flaming liquids, Electrical, flammable metals (magnesium, lithium, etc).. Cream. Foam. Flammable liquids.. Black. CO2. Electrical Fires and burning liquids.. Green. Vaporising Liquids. Flammable liquids and live electrical equipment (these are now illegal to possess in UK, other than on airplanes and for official police use) . Yellow. Wet Chemical. Paper, Fabric, Wood, Cooking Oil (Type A, B or F fires -- note that USA calls F a Class K) .
Silver is a water can (Class A) or a Class K for grease fryers. Red is ABC extinguishers (multi-purpose) and for CO extinguishers. Yellow is for Class D (flammable metals). … As for Fire Extinguisher LABEL colours, that depends on what they contain, which determines which type of fires each type may be used to extinguish, thus: a) Red (Water/Gas originally) - for solid fuel (i.e.wood/paper), fires - though this colour has now been adopted for other extinguishers. b) Blue (Dry Powder) - for Wheel/Brake fires on aircraft. c) Cream (Foam) - for liquid/fuel fires. d) Black (Carbon Dioxide gas) - for electrical or fuel fires. e) Green (Bromoclorodiflouromethane, or BCF) - for fuel/electrical fires. The green type is no longer available in the UK for civilian use.
Get between the fire and the exit, in case your action is unsuccessful. Select an extinguisher that is proper for the type of fuel. . In particular, do NOT use water extin…guishers on a flaming liquid fire or electrical fire. . Pull the locking pin on the fire extinguisher. . Aim the nozzle at the fuel that is burning (i.e., the "base of the flames"). . Squeeze the handle or trigger to activate the extinguisher. . Sweep the stream from the nozzle across the extent of the fire, starting at the edge and working toward the center. Stop squirting when you no longer see flame or feel heat.
Yes, it can. Contrary to popular belief and the quote "You can't fight fire withfire", you CAN fight fire with fire.
either: . removing oxygen to suffocate the fire; . removing heat to stop further ignition; or . changing the chemical reaction with the fuel But I have one suggestion f…or for all, That if you have any damagedfire extinguisher then Halon.Us is a best place to sell it.RecentlyI had also sold my damaged extinguisher there with an affordableprice.
Class A fire extinguishers - used for fires caused by "ordinary combustibles" aka paper, wood, plastic, cardboard, etc. Class B fire extinguishers - used for fires caused… by flammable liquids such as gasoline and oil. Class C fire extinguishers - used for electrical fires Class D fire extinguishers - used for fires caused by explosive or flammable metals (most commonly found in laboratories Class K fire extinguishers - used for fires found in commercial kitchens
Hi, Fire extinguisher is very easy to use . Here I mention 3 stepson how to use. step - 1 : Pull the pin - This will allow you to discharge theextinguisher. step - 2 :Squeeze …the top handle or lever - This depresses a buttonthat releases the pressurized extinguishing agent in theextinguisher. step- 3 : Sweep from side to side - until the fire is completelyout. Start using the extinguisher from a safe distance away, thenmove forward. Once the fire is out, keep an eye on the area in caseit re-ignites. But be careful that when you are using an extinguisher. I have onesuggestion that you can sell your damaged extinguisher to halon.us.
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Acid can corrode the metal shell of the extinguisher. When it is rapidly pressurized, it may explode. They are no longer an approved extinguisher in many nations.
Fires are generally extinguished by removing part of the processthat makes them keep going, sometimes called the "firetetrahedron": fuel, oxygen, heat, chemical reaction. For… example, putting water on a big fire causes the water to turnto steam, which is a cooling process, removing the heat from thefire. Water that gets onto the surface of the fuel also reduces theamount of oxygen available for burning and changes the fuel byraising its ignition temperature. It's harder to light wet fuelthan dry fuel. Some fire extinguishing methods involve "smothering" the fire, i.e.cutting off the supply of oxygen. Carbon dioxide and foamextinguishers are examples of extinguishers that work on thisprinciple. They also absorb much of the heat from the fire, whichprovides a secondary, lesser fire extinguishing benefit. Some fire require adding substances to the fire that interrupt thechemical reaction. Most of these are halogenated organics - broadlyreferred to as Halons. At high temperatures, halons decompose torelease halogen atoms that combine readily with active hydrogenatoms, quenching flame propagation reactions even when adequatefuel, oxygen, and heat remain. The preferred halogens are bromineand iodine although chlorine and fluorine can also help quenchfires.
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The standard colour of fire extinguishers in the United Kingdom is a signal red body with another colour banding depending on the kind of fire extinguisher.
Fire is initiated through the availability of three factors together: . oxygen (or air) . material that has the ability to be extenguished (wood, cloth, fuel, ...) . the m…eans for setting fire (material friction in dry air, remains of a cigarette, ...) Extinguishinh fire is done mainly through insulating the burned subsatance from oxygen using water or other extenguishing materials.
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Fire engines have 8 men and 4 wheels. 8 and 4 make 12. 12 inchesmake a ruler. A good ruler was Elizabeth who ruled over the 7 seas.In the 7 seas are fish. Fish have fins. The …Finns fought theRussians. And the Russian flag was RED. So it's red.