Pressurized Water Extinguishers
Unlike common ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers that are multi-purpose, water extinguishers can only be used for Class A fires which involve materials such as wood, cloth, trash and any item that leaves behind an “ash” when burned. Waterproof and stainless steel construction helps to protect against corrosion.
Water extinguishers use stored pressure to expel the water. The limited application of this type of extinguisher is why “ABC” dry chemical extinguishers are more popular. It is critical that anyone in need of an extinguisher completely assess the area and items that need to be protected. Both water and dry chemical extinguishers can damage electrical components and other hard to replace items.
The professionals at Reliable Fire & Security can provide a complete assessment of your facility and recommend the best extinguisher to safeguard your property from additional damage as well as the placement of the units to ensure adequate protection and compliance.
Water Mist Extinguishers
The water mist fire extinguisher is clean and safe. It creates no risk to the occupants nor damage to surrounding equipment. Water mist is electrically non-conductive , and is very well suited to stop fires in their very early stages of development. The unique misting nozzle not only provides for safety from electrical shock, but also greatly enhances the cooling and soaking characteristics of the agent.
Some of the more common applications for water mist fire extinguishers include: