Your question: What type of fire extinguisher should be kept in the shop?

Use a Class B extinguisher when the fire’s fuel source is a combustible gas or liquid such as gasoline, ethanol or propane. These flames can burn out quickly if the fuel source is removed, but they can also spread fast. Keep this type of fire extinguisher in places like your garage, workshop or shed.

What type of fire extinguisher should be in a shop?

In most cases for a workshop, garage, or welding environment you will probably only need a combination A:B:C fire extinguisher.

What type of fire extinguisher is used in a garage?

Powder fire extinguishers are still the best and cheapest solution for garages, workshops or sheds. They can be used on solids (Class A), spilled petrol (Class B), gases (Class C), and around electrical equipment.

Which Class of fire extinguishers are the most effective in a shop environment?

NOTE: Most fire extinguishers in businesses are ABC dry extinguishers. These fire extinguishers are more than capable of putting out type A, B and C fires which can include fires from wood, paper, liquids, gases and electrical sources like space heaters, computers and microwaves.

What are the 4 types of fire extinguishers?

There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.

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What is a Class A fire in welding?

Class A: Wood, paper, cloth, trash, plastics—solids that are not metals. Class B: Flammable liquids—gasoline, oil, grease, acetone. Includes flammable gases.

What size fire extinguisher is required for welding?

For most welding, a combination extinguisher (Class A, B, C) is best. ➢ For magnesium fires, it is best to use a Class D fire extinguisher or to cover the fire with sand or magnesium foundry flux.

What is the difference between ABC and CO2 fire extinguisher?

CO2s are designed for Class B and C (flammable liquid and electrical) fires only. Carbon Dioxide is a non-flammable gas that extinguishes fire by displacing oxygen, or taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle.

Which extinguisher is most appropriate for a Class C fire?

Powder extinguishers are a good multi-purpose fire extinguisher because they can be used on Class A, B and C fires.

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