As the owner or manager of a business, you might already be familiar with the different types of fire extinguishers out there. Different types of fires will require specialized solutions to put them out. It can be a little confusing, though, to figure out exactly which kind of fire extinguisher is the best one for your needs. You need to determine the most likely source and fuel of a potential fire before you decide the best fire extinguisher for you. Which fire extinguisher is the best for different industries? Here are some general guidelines.
For Office Buildings
For the most part, a dry chemical ABC fire extinguisher is the best choice for an office building. While the risk for fires in an office is fairly low, the materials that will fuel a fire in this setting are usually ordinary flammable materials like paper, cloth, wood, or trash. Dry chemical agents in these extinguishers are slightly corrosive, however, so it is imperative to remember to clean any residue immediately after a fire is put out.
For Hospitals and Medical Facilities
Hospitals and other medical facilities are usually at risk for the same types of fires as office buildings. But the corrosive agent in dry chemical fire extinguishers poses a problem in this setting owing to the amount of sensitive, life-saving electronics. These fire extinguishers could potentially cause as much damage as the actual fire does. So a water mist fire extinguisher is the best choice in this situation – it puts out most fires in this setting without doing damage to the electronic equipment.
For Commercial Kitchens
Commercial kitchen settings are at a very high risk for fires and there are many fire hazards present in them. For this reason, there is a special kind of fire extinguisher that is specially designed to protect kitchens. These are called Class K fire extinguishers, and they are designed to handle the intensely hot fires that can result from burning cooking oils and grease.
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