Fire Extinguishers Dubai, UAE
A fire extinguisher, or extinguisher, is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations.
The fire extinguisher is a portable or movable device used to extinguish a small fire by directing a fluid onto it that cools the burning fuel, deprives the flame of oxygen, or interferes with the chemical reactions taking place in the flame.
where to buy fire extinguisher in Dubai?
We supply all kinds of fire extinguishers in Dubai. Blue flame fire fighting is a leading supplier of fire extinguishers in Dubai. We are also doing refilling and maintenance of fire extinguisher in Dubai and in other emirates of UAE.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS UAE
Everyone is aware that their workplace is required to have fire extinguisher(s), and everyone should be aware of the location of the nearest one.
However, most do not realize that a single fire extinguisher does not work on all forms of fire. There are several varieties, or classes, of fire extinguishers just as there are many different classes of fire.
1. POWDER FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Powder extinguishers are an excellent multi-purpose fire extinguisher because they can be used to extinguish on Class A, B and C fires. They can also be used on fires involving electrical equipment however, they do not cool the fire so it can re-ignite. Powder extinguishers can also create a lack of visibility and may create breathing difficulties. They are normally not recommended for use inside buildings unless there is an emergency.
2. CARBON DIOXIDE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
A carbon dioxide (CO2) fire extinguisher is one of the cleanest types of extinguishers to use because it leaves no trace and needs no cleanup.
Carbon dioxide extinguishers work by displacing oxygen or taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle. Since the carbon dioxide is very cold when it exits the extinguisher, it also cools the fire. CO2s may be ineffective at extinguishing Class A fires because they may not be able to displace enough oxygen to fully extinguish the fire. Class A materials may also smolder and re-ignite
3. WET CHEMICAL FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Wet Chemical Extinguishers are ideal for use on Class A & F Fires. This ranges of extinguishers are experts in regards to cooking fires caused by fat and oils.
Water, foam, powder, and CO2 extinguishers may not necessarily put out large cooking fires and are also highly dangerous because the pressure of these extinguishers can cause the oil to blast out and cause serious harm.
4. WATER MIST FIRE EXTINGUISHER
The water mist fire extinguishers are clean and safe. It poses no danger to the occupants nor damage to surrounding equipment. Water mist is electrically non-conductive , making it ideal for putting out flames in their early stages of development. The unique misting nozzle not only provides for safety from electrical shock, but also greatly enhances the cooling and soaking characteristics of of the system.
5. FOAM FIRE EXTINGUISHER
These fire extinguishers may be used to put out fires caused by organic materials such as wood, coal, textiles, clothing, cardboard, and paper, as well as flammable liquids such as petrol and paint.
This kind of fire extinguisher cannot be used for flammable metal fires, cooking fires, or fires involving electrical appliances.
6. CLEAN AGENT FIRE EXTINGUISHER
In fire extinguishing systems, clean agents are electrically non-conductive, leave no residue, and are safe to use in occupied areas. These total flooding gaseous systems operate efficiently and effectively while keeping equipment and personnel safer, that’s why they are used in environments that include challenges such as sensitive electronics, shielded combustibles, elevated floor systems, other areas with a low tolerance for fires
FAQ about Fire Extinguisher
In Dubai, a fire extinguisher is mandatory in heavy vehicles and buses. And in residential and commercial buildings too
There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.
Proper use of fire extinguishers is generally safe; however, there is some risk for mild respiratory, skin, or eye irritation. Use in areas with poor air flow, use with intent to harm someone, or intentional inhalation of fire extinguishers can produce serious toxicity and would require medical evaluation.
Watch our instruction video to know How to use fire extinguishers in Dubai
How to use a fire extinguisher?
Using the correct type of extinguisher for the fire, use the four-step PASS technique.
Pull the pin, this will break the tamper seal.
Aim low, pointing the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire. Do not touch the horn on a CO2 extinguisher, it gets very cold and can damage the skin.
Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire, the fuel source, until the fire is out.