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Fire Extinguishers

How do you put out a EV battery fire?


9L Fire Extinguisher for Electric Car It is the only agent proven to extinguish lithium-ion batteries, without reignition. It is completely fluorine-free, contains no PFOA, PFOS or any fluorine ingredients. It is non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-hazardous and fully biodegradable. EV Car Fire Extinguisher




Can you put out an electric car fire?


9L Fire Extinguisher for Electric Car It is the only agent proven to extinguish lithium-ion batteries, without reignition. It is completely fluorine-free, contains no PFOA, PFOS or any fluorine ingredients. It is non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-hazardous and fully biodegradable.




How do you extinguish an electric car fire?


9L Fire Extinguisher for Electric Car It is the only agent proven to extinguish lithium-ion batteries, without reignition. It is completely fluorine-free, contains no PFOA, PFOS or any fluorine ingredients. It is non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-hazardous and fully biodegradable.




Where to Use 4.5 Kg Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguisher?


4.5 Kg ABE DCP Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguisher can be used on flammable gases, such as Liquid Petroleum, electrical equipment and flammable liquids, such as petrol. Dry chemical powder fire extinguisher has a wide range of use scenarios including the following organic materials: Wood and Coal / Fabrics / Cardboard & Paper




How to Use 4.5Kg Fire Extinguisher?


4.5Kg ABE Dry Chemical Powder Fire extinguisher should not be used by people who have not been trained. Before tackling a fire with a fire extinguisher make sure you or someone else has raised the fire alarm and that you have a safe evacuation route.
Using the correct type of extinguisher for the fire, use the four-step PASS technique.
Pull: Pull the pin, this will break the tamper seal.
Aim: Aim low, pointing the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.
Squeeze: Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
Sweep: Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire, the fuel source, until the fire is out.




What Fire Extinguisher do I need?


hen it comes to installing portable fire extinguishers in home or business, you have many factors to consider, including what type you need and where to install each extinguisher. ABE Dry Chemical Powder fire extinguishers, which are the most common type, are effective against Class A (ordinary fires), Class B (flammable fuel fires), and Class E (electrical fires). Class D fire extinguishers are needed in industrial facilities where ignitable metals are present, and Class F extinguishers are required to fight grease fires in commercial kitchens. The minimum walking distance between fire extinguishers depends on the fire threat level in your property. Consider the Size of the Room
the Physical Capabilities of the residence




What is 4.5Kg ABE Fire Extinguisher?


4.5Kg ABE Dry Chemical Powder is a multi purpose fire protection. It is the perfect combination of size, cost and fire fighting effectiveness. 4.5Kg ABE Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguisher most flexible fire extinguisher types and are able to extinguish Flammable solids, liquids, gasses and electrical fires. These are often recommended for use on vehicles and in the home




What are the 5 types of fire extinguishers in Australia?


ABE Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguishers ABE Dry Chemical Powder Fire extinguishers are a good multi-purpose fire extinguisher because they can be used on Class A, B and E fires. They can also be used on fires involving electrical equipment however, they do not cool the fire so it can re-ignite. Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguishers can also create a loss of visibility and may create breathing problems. They are not generally recommended for use inside buildings unless there is absolutely no alternative.
Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers (CO2) Carbon Dioxide CO2 Fire Extinguishers are ideal for places with a lot of electrical equipment such as offices or server rooms because they are safe to use on fires involving electrical apparatus. Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers do not leave any residue, unlike a foam extinguisher. They can also be used on Class B fires, those involving flammable liquids such paraffin or petrol. CO2 extinguishers work by smothering the fire and cutting off the supply of air.
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are suitable for use on Class F fires involving cooking oils and fats, such as lard, olive oil, sunflower oil, maize oil and butter. They are extremely effective, when used correctly. The wet chemical rapidly knocks the flames out, cools the burning oil and chemically reacts to form a soap-like solution, sealing the surface and preventing re-ignition. Although they are primarily designed for use on Class F fires, cooking oils and deep fat fryers. They can also be used on Class A fires (wood, paper and fabrics) and Class B fires (flammable liquids).
Foam Fire Extinguishers Foam Fire Extinguishers are most suited to extinguishing liquid fires such as petrol or diesel and are more versatile than water jet extinguishers because they can also be used on solids such as wood and paper. The foam extinguishes liquid fires by sealing the surface of the liquid, preventing flammable vapour reaching the air and starving the fire of fuel. They are not suitable for use on free flowing liquid fires. Water Fire Extinguisher When using a water fire extinguisher, you should be sure to keep a good hold on the hose, and always direct the stream of water at the base of the fire. Never use water fire extinguishers on electrical or grease fires 5 Types of fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers are designed to tackle specific types of fire. There are six different classes of fire and several different types of fire extinguishers.
Classes of fire: Class A – fires involving solid materials such as wood, paper or textiles.
Class B – fires involving flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel or oils.
Class C – fires involving gases.
Class D – fires involving metals.
Class E – fires involving live electrical apparatus. (Technically ‘Class E’ doesn’t exists however this is used for convenience here)
Class F – fires involving cooking oils such as in deep-fat fryers.




What is DCP powder?


Multi-purpose dry chemical is a dry chemical extinguishing agent used on class A, class B, and class E fires. A Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguisher (DCP) is the most common type used in Australia. It is also known as a DCP or ABE fire extinguisher. To determine if a fire extinguisher is a dry chemical type, one simply needs to look for the white band that runs around the tank. One can also check the description sign to ensure they have a dry chemical fire extinguisher. With this information, people will know more about these extinguishers and how they work so they can be used safely. DCP fire extinguishers are easily distinguishable by the white band that is around the fire extinguisher cylinder near the top and if installed in a building they should also be identified by what is known as a description sign, which describes what fires the fire extinguisher can and cannot be used for. DCP ABE Fire Extinguisher




What is the use of carbon dioxide in fire extinguishers?


CO2 Carbon Dioxide fire extinguisher is the only model that is recommended for a fire involves electrical equipment what is co2 fire extinguisher?








What is the best fire extinguisher for the home?


Fire Extinguisher ABE DCP Dry Chemical Powder is suitable for class A, B and E fires, meaning it can tackle most fires involving wood/paper, flammable liquids and electrical fires. Fire extinguisher is a first attack tool for use in the early stages of a fire. It should only be used on a small fire (no larger than a waste paper basket) and by someone who is confident and physically capable of using the extinguisher. When you attempt to extinguish a fire:

  • do not put your life at risk
  • whenever possible call for support and have someone else call Triple Zero (000)
  • ensure that all other people have been evacuated from the house
  • make sure that you are using the right method or fire extinguisher to put out the fire, especially if electricity or burning fat is involved.
How to Use Fire Extinguisher? Just remember the word PASS. It stands for the following: P – This stands for pulling of the pin off the top of the device. Pulling the pin is a way to unlock the device. A – This stands for aiming at the base of the flame. Before releasing its content, point the nozzle at the source of fire. Aiming at the flame will not stop the fire. S – The first S stands for squeeze. Squeeze the handle to release the content of the extinguisher. S – The second S is for the sweeping motion. While squeezing the lever to release, do a sweeping motion. This is necessary to put out the fire from its base.




Should you carry a fire extinguisher in your car?


Private car 1kg – 2Kg Dry Chemical Powder are good fire extinguisher size, Commercial vehicle are required bigger size of fire extinguishers car fire extinguisher




Where would you use a foam fire extinguisher?


Foam Fire Extinguisher effective method to combat Class B fires. Foam fire extinguishers are effective by reducing the temperature of the burning fuel so it is below its ignition point. They can also be used for Class A fires which include wood, plastic, textiles, and paper. Foam fire extinguishers, by comparison, contain foam that forms a film rapidly. This knocks down flames. The film on top of the foam seals in vapours and prevents the fire from getting oxygen, so that it can't reignite. All foam fire extinguishers are a good solution for situations where both class A and B fires. foam fire extinguisher chart




Do fire extinguishers have water in them?


When using a water fire extinguisher, you should be sure to keep a good hold on the hose, and always direct the stream of water at the base of the fire. Never use water fire extinguishers on electrical or grease fires. They may actually spread the fire in the case of burning oil (such as a kitchen fire) and there's a risk of electrocution when water comes into contact with an electrical fire. water fire extinguisher chart




What is a wet chemical fire extinguisher used for?


A wet chemical fire extinguisher can be used in putting out kitchen fires. Fires brought by substances such as cooking oil, vegetable oil and the like. It gradually forms a seal around the burning oil to prevent oxygen from reigniting existing flames. The extinguisher is also distinct for it is known to extinguish fires in a progressive manner, rather than suddenly eliminating flames. Even specialists claim that a sudden move could aggravate fire incidents if it involves cooking oils and burning fats...Read More wet chemical fire extinguisher




How does a wet chemical fire extinguisher work?


Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher is gradually forms a seal around the burning oil to prevent oxygen from reigniting existing flames. The extinguisher is also distinct for it is known to extinguish fires in a progressive manner, rather than suddenly eliminating flames wet chemical powder fire extinguisher P – This stands for pulling of the pin off the top of the device. Pulling the pin is a way to unlock the device. A – This stands for aiming at the base of the flame. Before releasing its content, point the nozzle at the source of fire. Aiming at the flame will not stop the fire. S – The first S stands for squeeze. Squeeze the handle to release the content of the extinguisher. S – The second S is for the sweeping motion. While squeezing the lever to release, do a sweeping motion. This is necessary to put out the fire from its base.




Do fire extinguishers require a sign?


Yes, each extinguisher need to have a safety signs – location sign and identification sign




What is an ABE fire extinguisher?


9 kg dry chemical fire extinguishers can be used on the following types of fire: Class A fires – Ordinary combustibles Class B fires – Flammable and combustible liquids Class E fires – Electrically energised equipment




What is the best fire extinguisher for the home?


4.5kg dry chemical fire extinguisher is one of our most popular fire extinguishers and for obvious reasons. It is powerful and a great size that anyone can use. This fire extinguisher features a hose which makes it better and easier to aim the dry chemical powder directly into the fire for increased efficiency.





Fire Hose Reel

How to Use Fire Hose Reel?


36m Fire Hose Reel & 50m Fire Hose Reel manually operated and activated by opening a valve enabling the water to flow into the hose that is typically 30 meters away. The system pressure loss will activate the pump ensuring adequate water flow and pressure to provide a water jet of typically a minimum of 10 meter from the nozzle. Turn on the stop valve
Run out the length of the hose as required
Turn on the water at the nozzle, direct the stream at base of fire
Ensure you leave a direct egress path between you and the nearest exit door/ egress route.




What are the different sizes of fire hose?


36m Fire Hose Reel & 50m Fire Hose Reel manually operated and activated by opening a valve enabling the water to flow into the hose that is typically 30 meters away. The system pressure loss will activate the pump ensuring adequate water flow and pressure to provide a water jet of typically a minimum of 10 meter from the nozzle. Fire Hose Reel 36m – 50m – 36m Stainless Steel




Where fire hose reels are to be located?


Fire hose reels must be located within 4m of an exit. Sometimes it is not possible to provide the system coverage with hose reels located near exits, in these cases, it is permissible to locate extra fire hose reels “in the paths of travel to an exit”
Generally, separate hose reels are to be provided for each storey of the building. In some restricted cases a multistorey sole occupancy unit may be served by a single fire hose reel located at the entrance/exit level.
A fire hose reel should not be located such that it is required to take the hose through a fire or smoke door to fight a fire. Again, there are limited exceptions to this rule.
Fire hose reels need to be clearly marked with white letters on a red sign located 2m or more above the floor. Operating signage need to be visible within 2m of the reel.
The hose and hydrant valve need to be accessible and not obstructed by furniture. The design needs to consider how the hose will be unreeled and the height of the reel needs to be within regulated limits (1.4-2.4m)
Fire hose reels need to be mounted robustly. The mounting must not only support the weight of the apparatus but also the forces applied by the fire-fighting occupant pulling on the hose. External fire hose reels need to be protected by a cabinet.
If there is insufficient pressure available a water storage tank and/or a pump must be installed to boost the hydrant pressure




What is Fire Hose Reel?


A fire hose is a high-pressure hose that carries water to combat a potential Class A fire risk. Various types of Fire Hose Reels are available to meet specific needs. With a standard fully extended length of 36m. We at Fire Products Direct value your safety, therefore we make sure that our product is effective and is made with quality.





Exit Light

How often does emergency lighting have to be tested?


Emergency exit lights or lighted exit signs be inspected and tested at least once a month. The test must include a thirty-second test of the lights. An annual test is also required, with the lights being operated on emergency power for the full minimum of ninety (90) minutes LED Exit Light




How to Test Exit Lights?


To test an emergency lighting system, a mains power failure on the normal lighting circuit / circuits or individual luminaries must be simulated. This will force the emergency lighting system to operate via the battery supply. This test can be carried out manually or automatically. LED Exit Light




What is Exit Light?


LED exit lights are more energy efficient, they also much brighter than the other kinds of lights. Having these hooked up properly so that they can run off from the battery backup will be extremely important. If a building catches on fire, ed emergency exit lights may help people figure out where they are in the building. It can help them to get out of the building quickly and easily exit light




What are the Different Types of Emergency Lights?


Emergency lights are an important feature for all buildings and businesses. In the event of a sudden power outage or catastrophic event, emergency lights can switch on to provide alternative power, or help guide patrons out of the building to safety. However, there are different types of emergency lights that vary in their power and lighting sources…Learn More