Water Fire Extinguishers are good for tackling fires involving burning paper, wood and soft furnishing (Class A fires), as the water soaks into the materials and cools them, while extinguishing the fire.
This type of extinguisher does not contain harmful chemicals but has a low fire fighting rating.
Due to this water fire extinguishers are usually large and heavy to overcome their lack in fire fighting power. It is also important to remember that water is an electrolyte and conducts electricity.
Care must therefore be taken with regards to accidental use on exposed power cables. However, both the weight and the conductivity problems can be overcome by using water extinguishers with environmentally friendly additives.
Water extinguishers with additives have a higher fire fighting rating which, therefore, allows the use of smaller and lighter extinguishers. Many water extinguishers with additive are also safe for accidental use on electricity.
To make sure that they are safe make sure that they have been dielectrically tested. As they are mostly free of harmful substances, water fire extinguishers are especially suitable where children have access to the extinguishers or an accidental discharge is possible.
- High quality external polyester paint.
- Thermoplastic internal coating to prevent corrosion.
- Controlled Discharge.
- Brass Nickel Chrome plated head valve with simple squeeze operation.
- Unique gauge testing system.
- Rechargeable and easy to service.
- Weight of charged extinguisher: 5.5kg