Years and ages pass... The days when fires were extinguished with water only also passed. In our present time to extinguish fire at an early stage it is not important to have at hand a few buckets of water because it is enough to use modern means of fire - a fire extinguisher. According to the rules of fire safety in all workplaces and public places, as well as on all means of transport must be a fire extinguisher.
Fire extinguisher - a type of fire-fighting equipment, which is designed to extinguish the source of fire through special extinguishing aids. By the method of transportion extinguishers are divided into three types: portable, mobile and stationary. Fire extinguishers have different amounts of extinguishing means and used in fires of different sizes. Portable and mobile types of fire extinguishers can be used involving human. A fixed fire extinguishers are installed in the locations close to the possible sources of ignition and are automatically applied.
By type of used fire extinguishing agents fire extinguishers are also divided into several types: powder, gas, foam and water. Each of the types of fire extinguishers designed to extinguish different types of fires of all five levels of difficulty.
Fire extinguishers have a wide range of applications. These extinguishers can be used in a fire in electrical equipment. Gas extinguishers are universal fire fighting facilities. Foam fire extinguishers are used in ignition of solid materials and fuel, as well as ignition of some flammable liquids on an area of about one square meter. In case of fire of electric powered equipment use of water extinguishers is prohibited.
When making decision on the use of a fire extinguisher one should pay attention to some of its features. Especially one should pay attention to the volume of extinguishers, fire fighting capabilities, temperature resistance, corrosion resistance and the ability to conduct electricity of extinguishing material.
Some steps should be taken to keep fire extinguishers in good working condition. These measures include: periodic inspection of fire extinguishers, refilling them, getting their technical certificate, repair of parts and spray assembly, quality coating of cylinders increasing the resistance to corrosion.
Preservation of fire extinguishers in working order is part of the complex measures in the field of fire safety. From this point of view, the timely consultation of specialists for necessary care for fire extinguishers can prevent dangerous situations.