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Foam spray extinguishers are not recommended for fires involving electricity, but are safer than water if inadvertently sprayed onto live electrical apparatus. Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers: Often termed the 'multi-purpose' extinguisher, as it can be used on classes A, B & C fires.

Class B extinguishers are used on fires involving flammable liquids, such as grease, gasoline, oil, and oil-based paints. Class C extinguishers are suitable for use on fires involving appliances, tools, or other equipment that is electrically energized or plugged in.

We recommend a CO2, however a Dry Powder can be used.


The 'old' British Standard for fire extinguishers (BS 5423) stipulated that the entire body of the extinguisher be colour coded to indicate the contents as follows: Red-Water, Cream-Foam, Blue-Powder and Black-CO2.

Fire extinguishers contain different chemicals, depending on the application. Handheld extinguishers, which are commonly sold at hardware stores for use in the kitchen or garage, are pressurized with nitrogen or carbon dioxide (CO2) to propel a stream of fire-squelching agent to the fire.

CLASS A - SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc

CLASS B - FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc

CLASS C - FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc

CLASS D - METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc


CLASS F - Cooking OIL & FAT etc


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