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  • Co2 fire extinguishers - Fire and Safety Centre
    Assessment Tools Extinguisher Spares and clearance stock Extinguisher Accessories Fire Extinguisher Cabinets and Stands Extinguisher Consumables Discount Safety Packs Fire Blankets Hose Reels Fire Buckets Fire Alarms Detectors Escape Ladders First Aid Products Fireproof Storage Other Safety Products Fire Brigade Equipment Fire Safety Signs and Notices Personal Protection Equipment and Clothing Fire Log Books and Safety Manuals Emergency Evacuation Devices Spill Control Products Winter Safety Products Water Mist Information About Us Advice Blog Service Maintenance FAQ Contact Us Login Register 0 Item s 0 00 ex VAT 0 00 inc VAT Tweet Document Holders Fireproof Filing Cabinets Fire Resistant Cabinets Fireproof Data Safes Security Cash Safes Co2 fire extinguishers Fire and Safety Centre Co2 Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers are ideal for fires involving delicate electrical equipment and Class B liquid fires They do not work by cooling the fire and therefore not recommended for controlling Class A fires involving solids Co2 fire extinguishers discharge gas under pressure replacing the air with inert Carbon Dioxide gas which does not support combustion Co2 fire extinguishers are colour coded with a black label Co2 is a gas and can asphyxiate if inhaled Care should be taken when using in a confined space How to use a Co2 fire extinguisher Carbon dioxide extinguishers should NOT be used in small confined spaces as the gas will quickly replace the oxygen and may asphyxiate if inhaled DO NOT HOLD THE HORN during discharge as it becomes extremely cold Our Co2 extinguishers are fitted with a double skin insulated horn to prevent cold burns if handled making them easier and safer to use but caution should be exercised Check the product specification for this feature Direct the horn at the core of the fire and discharge working outward as the fire is dowsed Buy Co2 fire extinguishers

    Original URL path: http://www.fireandsafetycentre.co.uk/Fire-Extinguisher-Advice/4/Co2_fire_extinguishers.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Wet chemical fire extinguishers - Fire and Safety Centre
    Aid Products Fireproof Storage Other Safety Products Fire Brigade Equipment Fire Safety Signs and Notices Personal Protection Equipment and Clothing Fire Log Books and Safety Manuals Emergency Evacuation Devices Spill Control Products Winter Safety Products Water Mist Information About Us Advice Blog Service Maintenance FAQ Contact Us Login Register 0 Item s 0 00 ex VAT 0 00 inc VAT Tweet Document Holders Fireproof Filing Cabinets Fire Resistant Cabinets Fireproof Data Safes Security Cash Safes Wet chemical fire extinguishers Fire and Safety Centre Wet chemical fire extinguishers employ a pressurised solution of alkali salts in water and are used for Class F cooking oil or fat fires but not Class B petroleum oil fires Its principal application is in kitchens and food processing plants In domestic kitchens a fire blanket is a reliable alternative when dealing with chip fat fires They can also be used effectively on Class A fires How to use a wet chemical fire extinguishers Turn off the source of heat if safe to do so Hold the lance at arm s length well above the fire with its nozzle at least 1 Metre away from the fire Holding the lance still discharge so that the spraying

    Original URL path: http://www.fireandsafetycentre.co.uk/Fire-Extinguisher-Advice/5/Wet_chemical_fire_extinguishers.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Clean Agent Extinguishers - Fire and Safety Centre
    Fire Alarms Detectors Escape Ladders First Aid Products Fireproof Storage Other Safety Products Fire Brigade Equipment Fire Safety Signs and Notices Personal Protection Equipment and Clothing Fire Log Books and Safety Manuals Emergency Evacuation Devices Spill Control Products Winter Safety Products Water Mist Information About Us Advice Blog Service Maintenance FAQ Contact Us Login Register 0 Item s 0 00 ex VAT 0 00 inc VAT Tweet Document Holders Fireproof Filing Cabinets Fire Resistant Cabinets Fireproof Data Safes Security Cash Safes Clean Agent Extinguishers Fire and Safety Centre Like CO2 Clean Agent fire suppressant is stored as a liquid under pressure that turns to gas on discharge to air Clean agent extinguishers were developed as an environmentally acceptable alternative to Halon which is now banned in the UK Clean Agent is effective on Class B and C fires typically petrol oil propane butane etc Clean agent extinguishers act to extinguish a fire by smothering it without damaging delicate electronic equipment external to the fire or leaving a residue The Clean Agent does not conduct electricity back to the user making them also effective on electrical fires Fire and Safety Centre supply a choice of 1kg and 2kg Automatic Clean Agent

    Original URL path: http://www.fireandsafetycentre.co.uk/Fire-Extinguisher-Advice/16/Clean_Agent_Extinguishers.html (2016-02-17)
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  • A guide to Dry Powder fire extinguishers - Fire and Safety Centre
    to knock down the flames the heat from which also causes the powder to expand and congeal to create a barrier layer between the fire and the oxygen in the air effectively smothering the flames Powder extinguishers are normally described by the Class of fire they are designed to control BC The standard type of dry powder fire extinguisher which is filled with sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate was initially developed for liquid fires Class B involving burning petrol solvents oils etc and Class C fires involving flammable Gases They have generally been superseded by the more versatile ABC powder extinguishers Like all powder extinguishers after use they leave a residue which may cause damage to sensitive electrical electronic equipment ABC This is the most used and most popular multipurpose powder fire extinguisher and as the name implies can be used on class A burning solids B liquid fires and C Gases fires and is filled with mono ammonium phosphate powder The powder also leaves a residue that could cause damage to electrical equipment Use CO2 extinguishers for electrical fires Although extremely versatile ABC powder fire extinguishers are not a catch all solution Importantly they are not effective on cooking oil and fat fires A special Wet Chemical extinguisher has been introduced specifically for this fire risk Class F for use in commercial kitchens and food processing areas ABC dry powder does not extinguish metal fires where the specialist L2 and M28 extinguishers should be used Monnex Powder is a superior Dry Powder based on a potassium bicarbonate urea complex suppressant specifically developed for Class B and C liquid and gas fires Used for its superior knock down performance it is intended for fuel stores garages motor racing events airports and any similar location where flammable liquids and gases are

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  • Halon Fire Extinguishers - Fire and Safety Centre
    following the Montreal Protocol of 1987 and subsequent extension at Kyoto a decade later The details are in EC Regulation 3093 94 and EC 2037 2000 and the UK Hazardous Waste regulations 2005 Exceptions to the Rule The EU ban on the use of Halon in fire extinguishers actually came into force in October 2000 and was implemented in the UK in 2003 as a result of scientific research linking Halon and other CFC s to Ozone depletion The ban in practice is not total Existing owners and users of Halon 1211 portable fire extinguishers may be able to claim exemption to the EU ban for certain Critical Uses Broadly speaking this includes limited applications within the aircraft industry military armed forces petrochemical industry and some specific marine applications Refilling of existing Halon systems covered by these exemptions should also be from recycled Halon stocks Halon 1301 is the version preferred in fixed fire suppression systems and its current use is also tightly controlled although it is installed in the Channel Tunnel The exemption can also extend to applications that can be justified on the basis of National security Safe Disposal Not only is it illegal to own a Halon fire extinguisher not covered by these exemptions it is also illegal to simply dump them or discharge the contents Fire and Safety Centre can arrange collection and safe disposal please note this is a chargeable service and is priced per kg or you can contact your Local Council Waste Management department for advice Identification Older Halon extinguishers are normally colour coded British Racing Green so are easy to spot but variants on this colour are out there The military use dark bottle green as you might expect and yellow and gold also turn up They are now also supplied red

    Original URL path: http://www.fireandsafetycentre.co.uk/Fire-Extinguisher-Advice/20/Halon_Fire_Extinguishers.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Siting of Extinguishers - Fire and Safety Centre
    Fire Resistant Cabinets Fireproof Data Safes Security Cash Safes Siting of Extinguishers Fire and Safety Centre Extinguishers should be located in conspicuous positions available at all times for immediate use and fitted on brackets or stands where they will be readily seen by any person following an escape route Fire extinguishers should be securely hung on wall brackets Where this is impractical extinguishers should be located on suitable extinguisher stands so the extinguisher is not in direct contact with the floor If wall mounted the carrying handle of larger heavier extinguishers should be 1 metre from the floor but smaller extinguishers with total mass up to and including 4Kg should be mounted so that the carrying handle is 1 5 metres from the floor If possible extinguishers should be sited in such a way that it is not necessary to travel more than 30 metres from the site of a fire to reach an extinguisher To avoid confusion and simplify staff training all extinguishers installed in any one building or single occupancy should preferably use the same method to activate the extinguisher e g squeeze grip If different extinguisher types i e Water Foam CO2 Dry Powder are installed a suitable sign providing instruction on the correct use of each extinguisher should be located adjacent the corresponding extinguisher Basic operating instructions are also printed on each extinguisher These instructions should be clean and legible in English and face outward Our Know your Extinguisher sign provides these details on one sign for use at fire points where different types of extinguisher are co located Wherever possible portable extinguishers should be grouped to form a fire point so employess can more easily locate them in an emergency In the home fire extinguishers may be obtrusive if wall hung in living areas We

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  • Fixing - Fire and Safety Centre
    0 Item s 0 00 ex VAT 0 00 inc VAT Tweet Document Holders Fireproof Filing Cabinets Fire Resistant Cabinets Fireproof Data Safes Security Cash Safes Fixing Fire and Safety Centre Fire and Safety Centre supply the recommended wall bracket required for fixing to the wall together with your fire extinguisher We do not recommend using proprietary clamps or brackets supplied for other uses or for different sized extinguishers Care should be taken to ensure the structure of the fixing surface and supporting building fabric is suitable for the weight of the particular extinguisher and that the correct screw fixings are used Fire and Safety Centre includes appropriate wall screw fixings in each extinguisher pack As an example on a breeze block or brick wall we recommend a 7mm masonry drill bit 7mm brown wall plugs for use with 2 x 10mm screws Work should be carried out by a competent person Safety glasses should be worn while drilling and electrical tools should be earthed Be careful to ensure that the wall or structure to be drilled is free from electrical cables pipe work or any other obstruction before commencing fixing If wall mounted position the bracket so the carrying handle of larger heavier extinguishers are approximately 1 metre from the floor Smaller extinguishers with total mass up to and including 4Kg should be mounted so that the carrying handle is 1 5 metres from the floor If possible extinguishers should be sited in such a way that it is not necessary to travel more than 30 metres from the site of a fire to reach an extinguisher If the extinguisher cannot be sited on the wall we supply a range of fire stands extinguisher cabinets fire points and trolleys desiged to support or house the fire extinguisher securely For

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  • Recycling your Fire Extinguisher - Fire and Safety Centre
    corroded over time Your maintenance engineer will identify and condemn extinguishers which are deemed unuseable obsolete or beyond repair Recycling your Fire Extinguishers Under no circumstances should you just throw a charged fire extinguisher in the bin It is a pressurised container and is potentially dangerous if crushed and the contents can be a hazard to the environment In any event it is more responsible to recycle Compare the cost of New for Old As extinguishers get older the cost of maintenance and repairs can become significantly more expensive Given the low cost of buying new fire extinguishers from Fire and Safety Centre you should consider if the ongoing cost of maintenance and restoration is cost effective compared to replacement with modern new extinguishers Recycling Centres In some Regions Local Authorities and Privately owned recycling centres will accept charged fire extinguishers Fire extinguishers contain different substances depending on the risk to be protected and the chemicals so used are potentially harmful if emptied or discharged into open drains and watercourses It is therefore important that they are disposed of safely and when possible recycled A registered ADR Recycling Centre not most scrap yards will arrange for the canisters to be stripped and the metals recycled If the extinguisher is charged they will also either arrange safe disposal or capture the chemicals for reuse using specialist companies Discharging Obsolete extinguishers If you are a Business you have a statutory duty of care to ensure the safe disposal of any waste you create It is illegal to discharge chemicals into open drains and watercourses AFFF foam should only be discharged into a sealed drain to prevent contamination of ground water ABC Dry powder can be safely incorporated into landfill preferably in sealed containers although it is bio degradable CO2 and all other

    Original URL path: http://www.fireandsafetycentre.co.uk/Fire-Extinguisher-Advice/21/Recycling_your_Fire_Extinguisher.html (2016-02-17)
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