AFFF Foam Fire Extinguishers
AFFF Foam Extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A & B Fires. Foam extinguishers are especially good for use on material fires that are caused by wood, paper and textiles, cooling the flame by evaporation of the water in the foam. Good at combating flammable gases, as the foam creates a barrier between the flame and fuel.
Another good feature of the AFFF Foam Fire Extinguisher range is that the substance is non toxic and will not damage most materials.
Has a spray nozzle that covers a wide area when used, successfully coating the flame in a matter of seconds.
How do AFFF Foam Extinguishers work?
Foam Fire Extinguishers provide a fast, powerful means of tackling flammable liquids. They do so by creating a blanket of foam that smothers the fire, cutting of its supply of oxygen of oxygen and contains the flame preventing re-ignition.
Where are AFFF Foam Extinguishers most suitable for use?
AFFF Foam Fire Extinguishers are very popular for Homes, Flats, Cars, Caravans, HGV’s & Boats.
Being suitable for use on Class A Fires, which includes Wood, Paper & textiles they are ideal for offices.
The Small 2 Ltr extinguishers are ideal for use in Cars and Caravans as they are small and compact. The 2 Ltr AFFF Foam is supplied with a mounting bracket which makes installation easy.
How Do You Identify a Foam Fire Extinguisher?
Foam Fire Extinguishers are easily identifiable by their Cream Label, as seen in the below image. There main body should be Red, to conform with British Standards, and they should have a Large Cream Banner across the top on the front of the extinguisher with Red writing stating "Foam".
Foam fire extinguishers that are manufactured to BS EN 3 should have a red body (RAL 3000) and a cream band covering 5-10% of the fire extinguishers surface area.
Old Foam Fire Extinguishers will have an entire Cream Body. These no longer comply with British Standards and should be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
What Types of Fire are Foam Extinguishers Suitable for Use With?:
Foam Fire Extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A & B type fires involving Wood, Paper & Flammable Liquids. They are not suitable for use with electrical or Class D Fires.
How to use a Foam Fire Extinguisher:
The below video is a guide on how to use Foam Fire Extinguishers.
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