Portable Fire Extinguishers
When used by trained personnel, 80% of fires are successfully put out using fire extinguishers. Keeping fire extinguishers in good working order is therefore both vital and in fact is also a legal requirement.
The team at Seranco is equipped and qualified to carry out the annual service maintenance of portable fire extinguishers in accordance with BS 5306. Seranco supplies a wide range of portable fire extinguishers, all of which are Kite marked, EN 3 Approved and CE certified.
There is a seemingly bewildering choice of different types of fire extinguisher. To help, here is Seranco's brief guide to the various types of fire:
Types of fire
- Class A – Paper, textile , wood
- Class B – Flammable liquids
- Class C – Bottled and manufactured gases
- Class F – Cooking oils and fats.
|Water||Suitable for hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, warehouses and offices. Most commonly, 9 litre capacity, water extinguishers still offer excellent fire suppression for all Class A fires.||Class A|
|CO2||Suitable for offices, workshops and live electrical equipment. Harmless to machinery.||Class B|
|AFFF (foam)||Suitable for garages, workshops and offices. Highly effective against petrol and volatile liquids, forming a flame-smothering seal which prevents re-ignition.||Class A B
|Dry Powder||Suitable for workshops and garages, vehicles and live electrical equipment.||Class A B C
|Wet Chemical||Suitable for kitchens with deep fat fryers. Works by cooling the burning oil and sealing the surface.||Class A F|