Melbourne Fire and Electrical supply, maintain and install fire extinguishers right across the Melbourne Metro Area. We would love the opportunity to quote on your 5 yearly pressure test, refills or replacement extinguishers. When choosing an extinguisher its important to know what type of extinguisher you may need.
Types of Fire Extinguishers
Powder fire extinguishers ABE
Powder fire extinguishers ABE are red with a a white coloured band around the top of the cylinder, are the most widely used type and are suited for fires in the house, boat, garage, car or caravan.
Powder fire extinguishers BE
also distinguished by a white coloured band around the cylinder and dischargea fine powder that absorbs fuel molecules, depriving the fire of a fuel source. They are best suited to put out fires in the boat, car or caravan.
Wet chemical fire extinguishers
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are red with an oatmeal coloured band, these fire extinguishers use an aqueous solution discharged in a fine spray to the surface of Class F fires such as oils and fats.
Water fire extinguishers
Water Fire Extinguishers are completely red with no coloured band, while Foam Fire Extinguishers have a blue coloured band. They are effective against Class A fires involving paper, textiles, wood, plastics, rubber.
Foam extinguishers are red with a blue band. They are effective against Class A & B fires involving paper, textiles, wood, plastics, rubber, petrol, oil and paints.
Carbon Dioxide CO2 Extinguishers
Carbon Dioxide CO2 Extinguishers are red with a black coloured band. They are recommended for use in Class (E) fires involving energised electronic equipment.
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