Fire Extinguisher Sales

We offer a huge range of products including Powder, Water, CO2 and Foam Fire Extinguishers. We supply all the accessories associated with Fire Protection and Prevention and offer excellent training courses for both Fire Wardens and for the basic use of Fire Extinguishers.

All of our Engineers are third party certificated and complete servicing and maintenance strictly in accordance to BS5306 pt 3 2009.

Fire Appliance and Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service

The main core of our business includes the Supply and Maintenance of the following Fire Extinguishers:

Water Fire Extinguishers Water Fire Extinguishers

CO2 Fire Extinguishers CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Powder Fire Extinguishers Powder Fire Extinguishers

Specialist Fire Extinguishers Specialist Fire Extinguishers

Foam Fire Extinguishers Foam Fire Extinguishers

Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguisher user guide

CO2 Fire Extinguishers

CO2 fire extinguishers (carbon dioxide) are the only fire extinguisher recommended for fires involving electrical equipment.

CO2 fire extinguishers (carbon dioxide) are the only fire extinguisher recommended for fires involving electrical equipment. CO2 is safe to use on and around electrical equipment, as the gas itself is non-conductive, and once used, there is no sticky foam or messy powder left behind. They are also effective on Class B fires (flammable liquids). Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are painted bright red with a black panel above the operating instructions. They have a distinctive horn-shaped nozzle at the side on the smaller models with 5kgs and above having a hose and horn. Extinguishers of 9kgs or higher are available but tend to come mounted onto a wheeled trolley as they will be far too heavy to be carried safely. It is possible to find 45kg twin cylinder wheeled units for offshore or airport use.

Dry powder Fire Extinguishers

Dry powder Fire Extinguishers

Dry powder fire extinguishers are excellent all-round fire extinguishers, often recommended for use on vehicles and in the home. All powder fire extinguishers are red with a blue panel, are either ABC or BC rated and are safe to be used on fires involving electrical equipment. (Remember to look for the electrical safety pictogram.)

Dry powder extinguishers are not suitable for use in enclosed spaces such as offices, hotels, schools, etc, as the fire-fighting agent creates a cloud that can obscure vision. The contents may also create breathing problems.

Halon Fire Extinguishers

Halon Fire Extinguishers

Halon fire extinguishers are now illegal in the UK, due to the damaging effect the fire extinguishing agent has on the Earth's ozone layer. There are only three main exceptions to this rule; Halon fire extinguishers can be used in aircraft, for military use, and in the Channel Tunnel.

Although most halon fire extinguishers are painted green or red with a green area at the top of the label, to confuse matters, British Rail had theirs painted yellow and Nu-swift made their outer container gold with a yellow inner.

Water Fire Extinguishers

Water Fire Extinguishers

Water remains one of the most effective fire-extinguishing agents we have, from the humble fire bucket to today's more sophisticated water fire extinguishers.

Water extinguishers should only be used where they work best, on Class A fires, sometimes called ordinary combustible fires. Paper, wood, fabrics, furniture, indeed most things you'll have stored in your home or office, will provide the fuel for a Class A fire. A water fire extinguisher is solid red in colour, unless your premises have invested in designer stainless steel extinguishers for a better look. (These are just as effective as their bright red counterparts, but are not BS EN3 certificated, simply because they are not painted red.) Water untis have a hose and nozzle attached, so you can direct a jet of water at the base of the fire.

Water with Additive (Hydrospray) Extinguishers

Water with Additive (Hydrospray) Extinguishers

Chemical additives can radically increase the effectiveness of a water fire extinguisher by up to 300%, as well as reducing the size of extinguisher required. Water additive fire extinguishers, often referred to by Chubb Fire's brand name of Hydrospray, are smaller and lighter than standard water fire extinguishers.

A 3 litre Hydrospray Elite extinguisher matches the 13A rating of an ordinary 9 litre water extinguisher and, if you have ever picked up a 9 litre extinguisher, you'll understand the benefit. A 6 litre water additive will normally have a 21A rating. As premises need a minimum of 13A, these have become extremely popular.

Water additive extinguishers are still solid red in colour, and bear the usual rating and safety marks.

Foam Fire Extinguishers

Foam Fire Extinguishers

Foam fire extinguishers have come a long way in 30 years. The original foam was thick, gloopy and smelled appalling, due to its high animal protein content.

Modern Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) fire extinguishers are another breed altogether, one of the best all-round units available. Foam extinguishers are red with a cream panel above the operating instructions.

Extinguishers For Metals

Extinguishers For Metals

Specialist fire extinguishers are required to tackle Class D flammable metal fires. As you might expect when dealing with such volatile and specialist materials, you need the correct agent for the metal being extinguished.

However, flammable metals are more common than you might imagine, as under certain conditions, even powdered aluminium or swarf can catch fire.

All powder-based specialist fire extinguishers designed for fighting metal fires are categorised as a powder extinguisher, so are coloured red with the familiar blue panel above the operating instructions. The most common Class D fire extinguishers are 9kg M28 models, whereas the most common UK lithium-extinguishing model is the 9kg L2.

Wet Chemical Extinguishers

Wet Chemical Extinguishers

Wet chemical fire extinguishers are the new kids on the fire extinguisher scene, developed specifically for use on deep fat cooking fires. The first such extinguisher on the market was the Chubb FryFighter, and its appearance gave rise to a new fire class, Class F and a new British Standard, BS 7937: 2000.

Wet chemical fire extinguishers are red with a yellow panel above the operating instructions.

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