What is the name of a gas used in fire extinguishers?

Answer Most gas-based fire extinguishers contain halon, a non-combustible, non-corrosive, stable gas. Halon works by reacting with the key ingredients in a fire (fuel, oxygen and spark or ignition) and th... Read More »

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Can class k fire extinguishers be used on any type of fire?

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) rates Class K fire extinguishers for commercial kitchen fires. The extinguisher contains a potassium acetate agent ideal for smothering grease fires. The ... Read More »

What type of fire extinguishers are used in nascar races?

Although it can fun to watch, motor vehicle racing can be dangerous. A crash can trigger a fire at any moment during a race. Fortunately, racing associations such as NASCAR take driver safety serio... Read More »

Why is carbon dioxide used in fire extinguishers?

Carbon dioxide both chills and smothers--two properties that make it valuable when used in a fire extinguisher. CO2 extinguishers can put out fires too dangerous to be put out with water.Fire Extin... Read More »

Fire Extinguishers Recommended by Fire Departments?

Fire extinguishers are very useful safety tools in both putting out fires and slowing them down to allow for a safe escape from the building. There are different types of fire extinguishers that wo... Read More »