What is wet chemical fire extinguisher used for?

2l Wet Chemical & 7l Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher

A wet chemical fire extinguisher can be used in putting out kitchen fires. Fires brought by substances such as cooking oil, vegetable oil and the like. It gradually forms a seal around the burning oil to prevent oxygen from reigniting existing flames. The extinguisher is also distinct for it is known to extinguish fires in a progressive manner, rather than suddenly eliminating flames. Even specialists claim that a sudden move could aggravate fire incidents if it involves cooking oils and burning fats.

2L Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher

  • Certified and approved to AS/NZS 1841.3
  • Fire Rating: 1A:3F
  • Agent : Wet Chemical
  • Operating Pressure: 7 bar
  • Dimension: 120mm x 430mm
  • Cylinder Volume: 3.2L
  • Cylinder Thickness: 1.2mm
  • Test Pressure: 25 Bar
  • Full Weight: 4.4kg

2 Litre Wet Chemical fire extinguishers are the recommended fire extinguisher for use in the kitchen. Suited for fighting fires involving cooking fats and oils. Best use to protect your Restaurant, Cafe or Take-Away.

2 Litre Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are suited for fires involving cooking fats and oils. Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are suited for Class F fires and also offer a small ‘A’ Class Fire Rating. This is the only type of fire extinguisher that will offer you protection against fires that involve cooking oils and fats. The Wet Chemical fire extinguisher is distinguished by an oatmeal coloured band. Wet chemical fire extinguishers are very effective in fighting fires in kitchen areas. They will extinguish flames quickly, then the cooking oils and fats that were burning will begin to cool. The wet chemical then acts to seal the surface with a soapy type of substance that will prevent the fire from starting again.

7L Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher

  • Certified and approved to AS/NZS 1841.3
  • Fire Rating: 3A:4F
  • Agent: Wet Chemical
  • Operating Pressure: 7 bar
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 638mm
  • Cylinder Thickness: 1.40mm
  • Cylinder Pressure Test: 5 Yearly
  • Periodic Test Pressure: 2.0MPa
  • Cylinder Construction: Steel
  • Valve Construction: Brass
  • Cylinder Finish: Powder Coated Red
  • Handle Finish: Powder Coated Red
  • Valve Finish: Plated Brass
  • Bracket: Wall Bracket
  • Nozzle Size: 2.3mm
  • Discharge Time: 35.4 secs
  • Dimensions W x H: 185 x 600mm
  • Full Weight: 10.5Kg

7 Litre Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers are designed to extinguish fires on kitchen ranges for cooking oil (lard, olive oil, maize oil, butter) and fat fires. They contain a liquid extinguishing agent, that is very effective in quickly extinguishing a fire. When the chemical is discharged it has a soap like solution that seals the surface prevents re-ignition.

Suited for fighting fires involving cooking fats and oils. Best use to protect your Restaurant, Cafe or Take-Away.

How to use Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher:

Just remember the word PASS. It stands for the following:

fire extinguisher

P – This stands for pulling of the pin off the top of the device. Pulling the pin is a way to unlock the device.

A – This stands for aiming at the base of the flame. Before releasing its content, point the nozzle at the source of fire. Aiming at the flame will not stop the fire.

S – The first S stands for squeeze. Squeeze the handle to release the content of the extinguisher.

S – The second S is for the sweeping motion. While squeezing the lever to release, do a sweeping motion. This is necessary to put out the fire from its base.

All the adults at home should know how to use the tool. In the workplace, you can invite someone to conduct fire safety training. Teaching the employees on how to use the extinguisher is part of it.

To use Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher, you need to pull the safety pin and then aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. Next, squeeze the handle gently and make a sweeping motion from side to side to extinguish the flames completely. Proper operation of the water fire extinguisher is very important because this would contribute for the effective extinguishing of the flames. Attempt to put out the fire only if it is still small and not yet spreading. You should have your back behind a fire exit to ensure that you can escape if the it has gotten out of control. If these conditions are not present, you should evacuate the premises immediately and then call the fire brigade once you are safely out of the building.