Types of Fire Extinguisher

Even a small and contained fire can spread rapidly and produce fumes and smoke that can kill within seconds. A fire extinguisher can help to put out the fire when it is discovered at an early stage. FALCON fire extinguishers are classed based on the type of fires they are able to extinguish. Hence it is important to understand how the different type of fire extinguisher can efficiently stop fire from spreading.
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Classes of Fire
Common combustible such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber, trash and most plastics. May occur in homes, office buildings, or business.
Flammable liquids such as gasoline , kersonene, oil, grease, solvents and gases. Commonly strikes in kitchens, garages, light manufacturing plants and warehouses.
Live electrical equipment. Often occurs in computers, motors wiring and appliances; requires a non-conductive extinguishing agent.
FALCON’s ABC Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers are multi purpose extinguishers suitable for extinguishing Class A, B, C fires. The ABC Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers are widely used in commercial buildings, industrial plants, workshops, laboratories, schools cars and homes. The dry powder extinguishes the fire by a chemical reaction with the flame. When it is applied to hot and smouldering surfaces, the the particles swell to form a barrier to snuff out oxygen, from the source fire, thus preventing re-ignition. Besides being a poor conductor of electricity, the dry powder has the ability to provide the operator a heat shield and has a fast knock out effect.

FALCON’s Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher is a colourless, odourless gas. A high pressure discharge of the gas provides a very fast fire fighting action, making it effective against class B and class C fires involving flammable liquids, gases and electrical fires. Being heavier than air, it works by smothering the flames and reducing the oxygen content of the air around the fire. After use, CO2 disperses without leaving any contamination or corrosive residue and will not damage clothing, equipment or material.

FALCON Halotron™ I fire extinguishers are proven clean fire extinguishing agents applicable on a wide range of fires. They are approved for commercial / industrial and military use as a substitute for Halon 1211 in streaming application .

Upon discharged, Halotron™ I fire extinguisher attack the three corners of the fire triangle and break the fire chain chemically, making re-ignition impossible. Since they are clean agents, they do not leave residue after application. Therefore minimal or no collateral damage occurs to equipments. This is unlike traditional dry powder agents, which are messy and corrosive when employed.

FALCON’s Water Fire Extinguisher is one of the most commonly used extinguishers for extinguishing Class A fires. It is ideal for tackling burning materials such as documents, cloth, wood and furniture.

Water Fire Extinguishers are cost-effective and widely used.

FALCON’s foam fire extinguishers contain water based foam which fight Class A and B fires.

They blanket the fire with thick layer of foam, keeping oxygen from the high temperature spots that may re-ignite, thus completing the extinguishing process. Foam is highly effective against petrol and volatile liquids. They are not applicable for fires involving live electrical equipments.

The FALCON Automatic Fire Extinguisher is a technological breakthrough, providing automatic fire detection and extinguishing. They are available in either multipurpose Dry Powder or Halotron form.When the temperature reaches 68 degrees celcius, the sprinkler bulb will burst, allowing the contents to discharge and extinguish the fire.

It is suitable for areas such as warehouses and offices where damages cannot be tolerated.

The BONPET Automatic fire extinguisher adminstrated by FALCON consists of pink liquid contained in a little ampoule. It will automatically extinguish fire breakouts in the area it is located.When the temperature of the chemical solutions rises, it starts to dissolve and generates gas within the ampoule. The built up pressure will cause the ampoule to rupture and diffuse the solution over the burning surface.

It is suitable for offices, Engine Rooms and Compartments, Boat Decks, Factories etc.