An electric fire extinguisher is a device that uses electrical energy to extinguish a fire. It works by interrupting the electrical circuit that is supplying power to the fire, thus cutting off the supply of fuel and oxygen and extinguishing the fire.
Electric fire extinguishers are often used in computer rooms and other sensitive environments where the use of water or other traditional fire extinguishing agents would be too dangerous.
What is the best fire extinguisher for electrical equipment?
There are a few different types of fire extinguishers that can be used for electrical equipment, but the best one to use is a carbon dioxide extinguisher. This type of extinguisher is effective at putting out fires caused by electrical equipment because it does not conduct electricity and it quickly removes the oxygen from the fire. Which 2 types of fire extinguisher should you use on live electrical equipment? You would use a Class C fire extinguisher on live electrical equipment. Class C fires are those that involve energized electrical equipment. The other type of fire extinguisher you would use on live electrical equipment is a Class A fire extinguisher. Class A fires are those that involve ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, or textile materials.
What is ABC type fire extinguisher?
ABC type fire extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A, Class B, and Class C fires. Class A fires are fueled by ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, or cloth. Class B fires are fueled by flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, or grease. Class C fires are fueled by electrical equipment. What do you use for an electrical fire? For an electrical fire, you would use an extinguisher that is rated for Class C fires. This type of extinguisher is effective at putting out fires that involve electrical equipment.
What should you never use to put out an electrical fire?
The main thing to remember is that water and electricity do not mix! So, never use water to extinguish an electrical fire. The best thing to use is a fire extinguisher that is specifically designed for electrical fires. These extinguishers work by interrupting the electrical circuit and stopping the fire from spreading.