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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF WATER FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
To help customers make informed judgments about the selection of the best
extinguishing media for specific operational circumstances, an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each is essential.
In respect of water fire extinguishers
üCost - Cheap to buy and refill
Effect - Excellent surface penetration and cooling properties, which helps to rapidly reduce the flames.
Friendly Medium Plain water and nitrogen poses no threat to the environment or operator.
Of Use - Water extinguishers can only be used on solid combustibles, such and wood, paper and textiles.
Restriction - As it uses plain water as its extinguisher medium it is liable freeze at low temperatures, even with low freeze additive
still only use in temperature down to 10oc.
If used On Wrong Class Of Fire Conducts electricity and is also highly volatile when used on
liquid fires, must not be used on class B,C,D,E,F fires.
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How Does Water Extinguish The Fire
Water extinguishes Class A Fires by cooling the burning material and removing the heat from the combustion triangle.
Removing the heat
Remove any side of the triangle and the fire (combustion) can not exist
Page Last Updated 20th June 2012
Class A fire - are those defined as flammable solids, like wood, paper, leaves, carpet, fabrics and some plastics.