Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
Wet Chemical Extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A & F Fires. These ranges of extinguishers are specialists in regards to cooking fires caused by
fat and oils.
Extinguishers such as Water, Foam, Powder & CO2 will not always put out big cooking fires and are also extremely dangerous because the pressure of these extinguishers can cause the oil to jet out and cause serious harm.
Available in Sizes: 6Ltr
How do Wet Chemical Extinguishers work?
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers contains a solution of potassium which effectively attacks the flame in two methods:
Firstly the mist cools the fire and lowers the temperature to stop the fire spreading, also prevents splashing of the hot oils/fat.
Secondly the potassium salts react with the hot oil and causes the process of saponification, coating the surface of the cooking oil or fat in soapy foam that is non combustible and acts as a barrier between the fat and oil.
Where are Wet Chemical Extinguishers most suitable for use?
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are ideal for Restaurants and Kitchens being for use on fats and oils..
Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers–Suitable/Not Suitable for use on the below classes/types of fires
Identifying a Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher
Wet Chemical Extinguishers are easily identifiable by their Yellow Label, as seen in the below image. Their main body should be Red, to conform with British Standards, and they should have a Large Yellow Banner across the top on the front of the extinguisher with Red writing stating "Wet Chemical".
Wet Chemical Fire extinguishers that are manufactured to BS EN 3 should have a red body (RAL 3000) and a yellow band covering 5-10% of the fire extinguishers surface area.
Wet Chemical Extinguisher Knock Down Ratings: