High quality fire extinguishers are a necessity for any commercial building, and here at BAAS we are comprehensive based suppliers of the most superior fire extinguishers from the best, most established manufacturers.
There are a number of different types of fire extinguishers and they are all suitable for different applications, depending on the type of fire
Water fire extinguishers are suitable for class A fires caused by the combustion of solid materials, mainly of organic origin, such as: wood, paper, straw, textiles and coal.
Foam fire extinguishers are ideal where both A & B class fire risks exist. AFFF (Aqueous Film Forming Foam) is particularly suited to class B fires caused by the combustion of materials that liquify such as petrol, oils, fats, paints and tar.
Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers are suitable for class B risks involving flammable liquids and especially for electrical hazards. CO2 is harmless to electrical equipment and is ideal for modern offices, electronic risks, and fires caused by the combustion of liquids such as: oils, fats, and solvents.
Dry Powder fire extinguishers are recommended for mixed fire environments because they cover type A, type B and type C fires. They are especially suited for flammable liquids and fires involving flammable gases such as methane, propane, hydrogen and natural gas.
Wet chemical extinguishers
Wet chemical fire extinguishers are a new innovation in the fire industry. Cooking appliances are the biggest single source of accidental fire in the workplace, with this in mind the wet chemical solution, the most effective means of extinguishing fires involving deep fat friers. The solution cools and emulsifies when applied to burning fats and oils. This seals the surface and prevents re-ignition of the fire. Wet chemical extinguishers also have A class fire rating
It is vital to ensure that you have the correct extinguisher for your premises. If you are unsure what would be most appropriate for your environment, our fully trained, highly experienced team can provide you with expert knowledge and assist you in deciding what is most applicable for you.