Wet Chemical Extinguishers
Identified by their yellow band, wet chemical extinguishers can tackle class A, B and F fires. Their ability to tackle class F fires – fires caused by cooking oils and fats – is something that’s unique to this particular type of extinguisher, which is why you will often find them used in commercial restaurants and kitchens. Don’t immediately assume that all wet chemical extinguishers can deal with class B fires, however; you should check the front label of the extinguisher or call your provider if you’re not sure.
Where other extinguishers’ contents would simply evaporate when faced with a cooking fire, the wet chemical solution contained within these sorts of extinguishers is able to maintain its structure, cool the fire and starve it of oxygen. Utilising an extended lance and hose to direct the extinguishing media prevents the cooking oil from splashing and spreading when applied.
Fire Extinguisher Suppliers
Here at Asco, we’re an SP-101-certified company that supplies wet chemical fire extinguishers to all kinds of commercial customers throughout Glasgow, Edinburgh and Midlothian. We’re one of the leading fire extinguisher suppliers in the region, so you can rely on our extinguishers to be:
- Compliant with EN3-7
- BSI kitemarked with our unique KM number
- Filled with high-quality additives for superior fire ratings
- Recycled at the end of their lifespan
If you would like to learn more about the wet chemical fire extinguisher installation and maintenance services that we offer, or the unit siting service that we provide in accordance with BS 5306-8, all you have to do is get in touch with our friendly team today.