9 Simple Steps To Carry Out Fire Extinguisher Recharge

9 Simple Steps To Carry Out Fire Extinguisher Recharge

Fire extinguisher recharge is necessary after it has been used. It has been established that fire extinguishers can only be used once, and after that it should be replaced on recharged. Fire extinguisher recharge being more economical has been the option picked by most fire extinguisher users. Fire extinguisher recharge involves refilling the extinguisher with…

Learn How To Carry Out Fire Extinguisher Inspection Now

Learn How To Carry Out Fire Extinguisher Inspection Now

Fire Extinguisher Inspection is important to ensure that the extinguishers are active and ready for operation.   Fire Extinguisher Inspection – Legal Obligation   Federal OSHA standard 1910.157(e)(2), requires a visual inspection of all portable extinguishers be performed at least monthly. It also stipulates that mandatory annual inspections and periodic maintenance inspections be performed and documented….

Fire Extinguisher Classes And Their Colour Codes

Fire Extinguisher Classes And Their Colour Codes

Fire extinguisher classes Fire extinguishers are designed to tackle specific types of fire. Based on this, fire extinguishers are divided into six different classes. Understanding the fire extinguisher classes is important to understand its use. Ii have highlighted the different fire extinguisher classes, their colour codes and the class of fire they extinguisher. EXTINGUISHER                  CLASS…

Flash Point – Definition And How It Is Measured

Flash Point – Definition And How It Is Measured

What Is Flash Point  This is the lowest temperature at which vapor of a volatile combustible substance can ignite in air in the presence of an ignitable source. At flash point, more vapor may not be produced rapidly enough to sustain combustion. Hence, the fire is mostly not sustained. At some temperature above the flash…

Fire Load Of A Building: Definition And How It Is Calculated

Fire Load Of A Building: Definition And How It Is Calculated

Fire load is the available flammable materials in a given area. According to United States law, it is a number measured in kilograms-per-square meter which represents the maximum amount of combustible material that is safely stored in a compartment and the amount of heat it can generate. It can also be defined thus: The fire…

Foam Fire Extinguishers And How They Are Use

Foam Fire Extinguishers And How They Are Use

Foam fire extinguishers are one of the most common types of fire extinguisher, and are generally used for fires involving flammable solids and liquids. Foam fire extinguishers create a cooling blanket effect, smothering burning materials and preventing re-ignition. It is not for use on chip pan fires unless they are described specifically as class F…