Water is conductive and can thus aid the fire instead of the extinguishing thereof. Type C extinguishers is made especially for electrical fires and can thus be used. In computer server rooms or laboratories with sensitive equipment, you do not want to release a dry powder extinguisher, so use a CO2 extinguisher in those places
- the electrical current can go up the stream of water and electrocute the user.
Same as urinating on electrified rail lines.
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 firesClass D fire extinguishers - used for fires caused by explosive or flammable metals (most commonly found in laboratoriesClass K fire extinguishers - used for fires found in commercial kitchens
The carbon dioxide fire extinguisher can be used on electrical fires, where there is a danger of an electrical shock if a soda water extinguisher was used.
Fire extinguishers are best used on incipient (at the beginning) fires.
False class D which i think is dry powder can only be used on electrical fires.
FIRE extinguishers are used to put out fire.
Yes, Halon fire extinguishers can be used on electrical equipment- and in fact are often recommended.
Foam fire extinguishers are used mainly for flammable liquid fires and are mostly used by professionals and in commercial and industrial settings. These extinguishers are charged with anther AFFF, FFFP, or AR-AFFF, however, these class of extinguishers are only rated class A & B fires and are hazardous to the environment, humans and animals in addition to being very corrosive.
Class C fire Extinguishers
class D fire extinguishers may be used on all fires?
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the gas often used to put out fires, especially in fire extinguishers.
Extinguishers with a Class C rating (C can be used on Currents)
No, not really. Fire extinguishers and fire blankets are used to stop fires. The "accident" would have already occurred, starting the fire.