What Is Fire Extinguisher?

Fire Extinguisher is an active fire protection device. A fire extinguisher is a portable device that can efficiently control fires. A fire extinguisher is basically an apparatus that consists of a pressure agent with an agent that can extinguish the fire. Fire extinguishers act as a blanket over the fire. Fire extinguishers block or dent the access of the oxygen top the fire. It cools down the burning substance and saves people from massive destruction. Fire extinguisher device is essential for the safety of the property and life of the people. It cannot tackle the fires that have been spread on a massive level that can cause fire explosions.
Every kind of organization must install a fire extinguisher at their workplace to avoid destruction or loss.

 

Our Fire Extinguisher Brands

We deal with almost all types of fire extinguisher brands. Some of them are given below.

Firex:

Firex Fire Extinguishers are of high quality and high standard extinguishers. Firex fire extinguishers are globally available with different capacities. Forex provides all types of fire extinguishers in various capacities. These cylinders are made from heavy-duty Stainless Steel. They are Heavy Duty High-Performance Extinguishers. The fire extinguishers of firex brand are up-to-date with the latest technologies and legislation within the firefighting industry and they are best passive fire protection equipment necessary to be available in every building for handling the fire emergency. The fire extinguishers manufactured by firex are quality firefighting products while providing world-class quality services. Extinguishers of this brand hold a strong international presence. Firex has become the go-to solution for tailor-made solutions for today’s fire safety and firefighting needs and offers high quality international standard products.

They provide a complete range of different types of fire extinguisher, these are as following:

  1. ABE Extinguishers
  2. BE Extinguishers
  3. CO2 Extinguishers
  4. Water & Foam Extinguishers
  5. Wet Chemical Extinguishers

If you want to protect your premises from fire emergency, the right type of fire extinguisher is very crucial. These fire extinguishers can be used in industries, commercial buildings, office building or warehouse.

Universal Fire Protection CO Pvt provides Firex Fire extinguisher in different capacities/sizes including:

1 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

2 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

3 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

4 kg Fire Extinguisher.

5 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

6 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

7 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

9 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

12 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

25 Kg Trolley Fire Extinguisher.

50 Kg Trolley Fire Extinguisher.

 

Chinese Fire Extinguisher:

Universal Fire Protection CO Pvt provides different types of Chinese fire extinguisher. These fire extinguishers are available at cost effective prices and can provide necessary fire protection. A Chinese fire extinguisher can extinguish the fire but its working standard is not very good. It is one of the cost effective methods to deal with fire incidents.  It is important to use the right type of extinguisher on the specific class of fire to avoid personal injury or damage to property.

Universal Fire extinguisher provides Chinese fire extinguisher in both portable and trolley form. Portable and trolley Chinese fire extinguisher are available in different sizes.

We provide all types of china fire extinguishers such as:

  1. DCP Fire Extinguisher.
  2. Foam Fire Extinguisher.
  3. CO2 Fire Extinguisher.
  4. Halotron Fire Extinguisher.

Available Sizes are:

1 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

2 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

3 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

4 kg Fire Extinguisher.

5 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

6 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

7 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

9 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

12 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

25 Kg Trolley Fire Extinguisher.

50 Kg Trolley Fire Extinguisher.

 

NAFFCO Fire Extinguisher:

NAFFCO is one of the largest suppliers of fire extinguishers that are suitable for domestic, commercial, and industrial use. NAFFCO provides a wide range of industry-certified and tested fire extinguishers with an excellent reputation in the market due to high-quality products. They have proved to be lifesaving and in many cases they are the first line of defence and often control or extinguish a fire, preventing costly damage.  Naffco’s fire extinguisher has unique features that ensure the complete protection of your lives and property.

Fire Extinguishers are widely used in commercial, and public buildings like offices, classrooms assembly halls, garages, warehouses, and manufacturing and Medical Centers.

We provide the following types of fire extinguishers to all its customers across the major cities of Pakistan:

  • Automatic Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers.
  • Clean Agent Fire Extinguishers.
  • Foam Fire Extinguishers.
  • Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers.

Universal Fire Protection CO Pvt provides a wide range of Naffco Fire extinguisher in different capacities/sizes including:

1 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

2 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

3 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

4 kg Fire Extinguisher.

5 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

6 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

7 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

9 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

12 Kg Fire Extinguisher.

25 Kg Trolley Fire Extinguisher.

50 Kg Trolley Fire Extinguisher.

 

 

Types of fire extinguishers

(1) Water extinguishers:

Water fire extinguishers are the most common and most widely used fire extinguishers. Water extinguishers can work efficiently on Class A fire risk. This type of fire extinguisher uses water to extinguish the fire. Water has a cooling effect causing the fire to cool down until the fire is eventually extinguished. Mostly schools, hospitals, offices, and warehouses required water extinguishers.

There are some of the instruction that is specific of each kind so the fireman must follow these instructions.

For water type extinguishers the instructions are as follows.

  1. Use upright
  2. Pull out the pin.
  3. Aims at the base of the fire.
  4. Squeeze levers to operate release to interrupt.

 

(2) Foam Extinguishers:

Foam extinguishers are used to extinguish Class B fire but it can also extinguish Class A fire. The fire caused by paper and cardboard, textile, wood, and coal plus Flammable liquids, like paint and petrol can be extinguished by foam extinguishers. It has a cooling effect on the fire. The foaming agent on burning liquid creates a blanket between the flame and the fuel, extinguishing the fire. Foam extinguishers are suitable to extinguish fires in hospitals, residential property, and buildings where flammable liquids are stored.

The instructions for the foam fire extinguishers are as follows.

  1. Hold upright
  2. Pull out the safety pin.
  3. Aim at the base of fire from a minimum distance of 1M.
  4. Squeeze levers release to stop.

 

Warnings:

  1. Do not us if the pressure indicator enters the red section.
  2. Do not use outside specified temperature range.

 

(3) DCP (Dry Chemical Powder) Fire Extinguishers:

Dry powder extinguishers are used to tackle class A, B, and C fires. We cannot use it in enclosed places. This is because the powder can be easily inhaled. It can also work on some electrical fires and cools down fires by forming a barrier between the fuel and the oxygen source. Businesses using flammable gases for chemical processes Garage forecourts, Premises where welding and flame cutting takes place, businesses with large commercial boiler room and liquid petroleum gas.

  1. Instructions for this type are as under.
  2. Shake cylinder several times
  3. pull out the safety pin.
  4. Aim at the base of the don’t inverge.
  5. squeeze the handle and spray on fire.

 

(4) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguisher:

Carbon dioxide (CO2) Fire extinguishers are ideal for electrical fire risks and are usually the main fire extinguisher type provided in computer server rooms. They can also extinguish Class B fire. CO2 extinguishers create a barrier to fires by displacing the oxygen the fire needs to burn. They are also useable in Construction sites.

There are some of the instructions that must be followed before discharge that are tagged on the fire extinguishing cylinder.

  1. Hold cylinder upright
  2. Pull out the safety fire pin
  3. Aim at the firebase
  4. Squeeze the lever
  5. Do not hold horn when operating.
  6. Suitable for use on live electrical equipment.

 

(5) Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers:

Wet chemical fire extinguishers are only used to extinguish fire caused by class F. They are extremely effective to handle fire properly. The wet chemical cools down the flames, chemically reacts to form a soap-like solution, sealing the surface and preventing re-ignition.

Instruction before the discharge of this type is as follows.

  1. Remove safety pin
  2. From 1M aim nozzle at the base of the fire.
  3. Squeeze handles.

 

 

Classes of Fire

Here are the most usable six classes of fires.

 

(1) Class A (Ordinary Combustibles):

All the material made of paper, wood, and textile can cause class A fire. Fire extinguisher uses pressurized water, foam, or multipurpose dry chemical powder (DCP) to extinguish the Class A fire.

 

(2) Class B (Flammable Liquids, Greases):

It is caused by liquids, greases such as petrol, diesel or oil.  Fire extinguishers use Foam, carbon dioxide (CO2), dry chemical, and multipurpose dry chemical to extinguish Class B fire.

 

(3) Class C (Gasses):

Gasses can cause a Class C fire. Gases may include natural gas, LGP, and other types of gases that are flammable. Work with gas is highly dangerous and can cause a fire. If the fire is caused by gases, then the best method to extinguish this type of is to use a dry powder fire extinguisher.

 

(4) Class D(Metal):

Metals are not combustible but some types of metal can be combustible like sodium. A powder fire extinguisher can tackle the Class D fire. The powder inside the extinguisher can be vary depending on the type of metal that caused the fire.

(5) Class E (Energized Electrical Equipment):

This type of fire is caused by electrical equipment and electrical appliances. In case the fire is caused by the electrical element then we should not use water to extinguish this type of fire instead we should use the CO2 fire extinguisher or dry powder fire extinguisher.

 

(6) Class F (cooking Fats and oil):

Inflammable oil or deep fat frying in kitchens can cause Class F fire. Wet chemical extinguishers can extinguish F class fire.

 

 

Pros and cons of the fire extinguishers

Every kind of apparatus or device has some pros and cons. In the section below the pros and cons of fire extinguishers are listed down.

Pros:

Portable:

One of the finest advantages of Fire extinguishers is that they are moveable we can easily move them around to our desired place. We can move the fire extinguisher device easily where the fire incident occurs.

Workable on large Surface Area:

If the fire is controllable, then the fire extinguishers can work on a large area to extinguish the fire. The ability of the fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire depends on the capacity of the fire extinguisher.

Work on an open fire:

Fire extinguishers are not bounded to any location. We can use it to extinguish the fire in an open place. It is used to extinguish the fire that occurs in a closed container.

Fire can be extinguished from the distance:

We can extinguish the fire using the fire extinguisher from a distance because the discharge range of the fire extinguisher is about 6-7 feet.

Cons:

Explosion risk:

Where the fire extinguishers are important for safety, it also has a damaging effect. There is a risk that the fire extinguisher can explode. The explosion made from the fire extinguisher can cause damage. So if anyone noticed that the fire extinguisher is in bad shape then it is important to contact the technical team immediately.

A fire extinguisher can cause a mess:

The dry chemical used in fire extinguishers when discharged can create a mess.

Fire extinguishers are corrosive:

The dry chemical used in fire extinguishers can be corrosive to the materials made of metal. So the use of fire extinguisher is not suitable to be used for the material made from the metals.

Regular maintenance:

Fire extinguishers need proper and regular maintenance and the maintenance expense can create a burden on the company.

Short discharge time:

The discharge time of the fire extinguisher is very short, so this can be a weak point of the fire extinguisher. Normally the discharge rate of the fire extinguisher is about 8-21 seconds.

 

Fire Extinguisher Use

It is very crucial to know how to use a fire extinguisher before installing a fire extinguisher device in your workplace. Before installing a fire extinguisher in your workplace it is the responsibility of the employer to educate or guide their employees about the usage of the fire extinguishers. The employers must practically provide training to the employees. The employer must arrange training sessions in which the trainer can provide a demonstration about the usage of the fire extinguisher before the employer assign the duties to the employees.

Following steps must be kept in mind when responding to the fire incident.

  • Must ensure to make a call to the department dealing with fire.
  • Identify the safe path for the evacuation
  • Select the appropriate type of fire extinguisher.
  • If the extinguisher is empty, then immediately evacuate from there.
  • Discharge the extinguisher to cools down the burning substance suing the P.A.S.S technique.

 

P.A.S.S Technique:

P.A.S.S technique includes the following steps to extinguish the fire.

1.Pull

First of all the operator has to pull the pin to remove the tamper seal.

2.Aim 

Aim low, point the nozzle of the extinguisher at the firebase.

3.Squeeze

Squeeze the handle for the extinguisher agent to come out.

4.Sweep

At the base of the fire sweep from side to side until the fire cools down.

 

Fire Extinguisher Price

Every kind of buildings needs some firefighting equipment for handling fire hazards. Extinguishers are an active device that is used to counter the fire at the initial stage. It is used to tackle a small fire. When you wanted to buy the extinguishers the question is where to buy them. They are easily available across major cities of Pakistan. You can purchase different kinds of the extinguisher at the best prices from the major cities of Pakistan.

Universal Fire Protection Co Pvt is providing the best quality fire extinguisher at very cost-effective prices in Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore.  If you want to purchase, feel free to contact us to get the quotation.