Why is it important to use the correct fire fighting equipment for Electrical and Non electrical fires?
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Water conducts electricity and is therefore contraindicated for use on energized electrical equipment, however it is much cheaper than the chemicals that can be used on energized equipment making it more economical when water is able to be used. Similarly water should not be used on grease fires as it will spread out the grease and the fire rather than smothering it.
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The worst case scenario: you experience a horrifying flaming death. . Answer . And aside from getting killed, one could get someone else killed. (Also, remember that smoke kills more people than the flames of a fire.) Then there's the fact that one could be ineffective in one's fire fighting ef…forts using incorrect equipment. The fire would still pose a threat. It could endanger others or threaten more property. There are even some possibilities that using incorrect equipment will actually fuel the fire or ventilate it more, and these things will make it worse.. Fire fighting is not for the novice or the freelancer. The line between being part of the solution and being part of the problem is razor thin. To be sure, in an emergency, almost anyone can mount an immediate attack on a fire and be effective. There are fire extinguishers and garden hoses and such that will permit someone actually on scene to make a stop. What is the difference between someone who is effective in an emergency and someone who is ineffective or actually poses a serious risk when trying to help? It might be personal emergency planning, but that's something better saved for another question, is it not? (MORE)
we have to distinguish between firefighting and fire alarm system. fire fighting is mechanical work (either sprinkler system or Foam or CO2 or FM200) and there is fire alarm or detection system this is an electrical thing that includes ( detectors an fire alarm system) for electrical control buildin…g we use FM200. (MORE)
Using improper fire fighting equipment on an electrical fire can easily result in an incomplete extinguishment of the fire. It can then rekindle and begin anew. It is also possible to actually make things worse by dispersing the fire, or by exposing anyone using that incorrect equipment to electrica…l shock. And that's not a good thing. Best bet is to insure you know what fire fighting equipment (read: extinguishers) are available at your home or place of business and what their capabilities are. Oh, and how to use them, of course. An ounce of preparedness can be worth a whole engine company's help a few minutes later. Most of the time when fighting a structure fire, fire fighters cut the power (and gas) to the structure to remove sources. Even though spraying water at a wall plug will not kill you, it can give you a shock. For small fires, removing the electricity at its source will turn a Class C (electrical) fire into a Class A (wood, paper, plastic, etc.) fire. And we can spray water or use a fire extinguisher on the fire safely. Michael Sewell Is A Prick sophie gambrill takes it up the arse james lee danton is gay (MORE)
An electrical fire is a class "C" fire. A Class "C" fire is actually a class "A" or "B" fire that is caused by electrical current.
Well, that depends. If the electricity is still turned on then we would use a CO2 extinguisher. If it is de-energized, then it would be treated as a normal fire, and you could put it out with a hose stream. In a perfect world though, CO2 is the best because it does no more damage to whatever is on… fire, whereas water corrodes and shorts wiring. (MORE)
Extinguishers rated Type A which can be water based. These are not effective (and cause more harm than good) with B and C fires which are chemical ( such as gasoline fuels, and electrical- these must be snuffed out with Co-2 or other non-water-based extinguishers. an all-purpose fire extinguisher- e…qually effective on A B and C blazes, has yet to be developed but some are primarily for BC fires ( gas, chemical electrical) with SOME effect on class A blazes- which are normally dousable with Water. Contact a fire-extinguisher manufacturer or supplier for more info- fire prevention is a matter for us all. (MORE)
A non-electrical fire would be one involving combustibles or fuels but does not involve energized equipment.
Heat produced in a wire is directly proportional to the square of current. A wire can withstand only some specific amount of heat. When current increases above the capacity of wire/appliance,it catches fire\n\n
There are a lot of other fires, A B C D K. for each fire there is different equipment depending on the size of the fire
Water conducts electricity and is therefore contraindicated for use on energized electrical equipment, however it is much cheaper than the chemicals that can be used on energized equipment making it more economical when water is able to be used. Similarly water should not be used on grease fires as …it will spread out the grease and the fire rather than smothering it.. Water if pure without contaminants does not conduct . Having stated that electrical fire can hardly be contained by water since the air itself will conduct electrons by ionization. So to contain an electrical fire a the oxygen must be removed and water will not do that. (MORE)
It is important because fire equipment that has not been rated for electrical fire use may conduct electricity and electro-fry the user, whereas equipment such as electrically rated fire extinguishers (class C) will not conduct electricity, therefore keeping the operator safe.. If you want more… information on fire extinguishers such as different types and which instance to use them I have provided a link with this post. (MORE)
A class "C" extinguisher (e.g. dry chemical or carbon dioxide) would be the choice for this one. However, if you can de-energize the electrical circuit, you would then be able to use water or another extinguishing medium on the fire.. It might be a good idea to de-energize the circuit ASAP anyway, …at least until you get the fire out and insure that re-energizing the circuit won't cause another problem. Fire does a nasty number on electrical equipment and wiring. (MORE)
It is a fire that is started by an electric fault. Oh, don't use water to put it out. That would be a reckless thing to do, simply because you could get a severe electric shock. An electric fire is caused by fault as it says above.
Anything other than water can be used on an electrical fire. These are often indicated on fire extinguishers as Class ABC or BC or even just C, where class C refers to fires caused by energized electrical conductors.
Water conducts electricity and is therefore contraindicated for use on energized electrical equipment, however it is much cheaper than the chemicals that can be used on energized equipment making it more economical when water is able to be used. Similarly water should not be used on grease fires as …it will spread out the grease and the fire rather than smothering it. (MORE)
If the energized sources has not been turned off, "tripped", or disengaged. The combustable material that is on fire will be energized causing the water that comes is contact to be energized as well.
An electrical fire is a class B fire. If possible, the electricity causing the fire should be shut off. The most common fire extinguisher for this type of fire is an ABC dry chemical extinguisher. Class C can be used in a pinch, but a class A should NEVER be used if the electricity is still present …in the fire. (MORE)
A carbon dioxide extinguisher is recommended for an electrical fire. A dry powder extinguisher will work also but will damage equipment.
It contains no liquid, therefore will not conduct electricity. Using water or foam would conduct electricity with the possibility of death. Any other inert gas would do.
Halon 1301 and FM200 are both used for indoor electrical fires but the system has to be in place as a safegaurd before the fire
It is the Class C fires that invlove electrically energized equipments, and they are suppressed using CO 2 extinguishers or dry chemical extinguishers. Certainly the use of water or water-based extinguishers or other water-based suppression equipment is not to be considered.
A non conductive, non corrosive type. Use an extinguisher specifically rated for a class "C" fire.
A fire extinguisher with a class "C" rating. It has a blue circle with a "C" in it.
Because it conducts electricity. If you where to use a continuous water jet an electrical current would flow back along the water to the person trying to put it out.
The first thing to do would be to remove the power source (turn off the electricity), if it's easy to accomplish. Carbon Dioxide works well. They used to use Halon, but I believe it is banned, now. There are some dry chemicals which also will work well to extinguish the fire, but will make it dif…ficult to salvage the equipment, especially if there were electronics in it. (MORE)
you extinguish fires a few different ways, by removing the material being burned, cooling it with water (from a fire engine or "water can"), taking away oxygen from it with a CO2 extinguisher or AFFF foam, or using chemicals to stop the chemical reaction that is taking place (with a dry chemical fir…e extinguisher). (MORE)
Yes and No! Electrical fires are not really fires, the electrical sparks cause the ignition of the combustibles around it. Thos fires can have a blanket used in their extinguishment. The power source needs to be removed to stop the sparking.
Carbon dioxide, Xenon or - if it's all you've got - foam. Or a fire blanket works on electrical fires too if they are small enough. Basically anything but water. As with any fire though, your safest bet is to evacuate the building and call the fire brigade. Never put yourself in danger to fight a f…ire unless someone else is in danger. And always, always, always call the professionals. (MORE)
Water is good as it will cut off oxygen and cool the heat source. Powder and foam will smother to cut off oxygen. Carbon Dioxide (CO2) will cut off oxygen but blast of gas may spread ther fire by blowing light material such as paper causing it to set fire to other things. Don't use water on o…il, or a chip pan fire. (MORE)
Most modern data centres have a 2 stage detection system and some form of fire suppression system. Stage one detection is very sensitive. These very early detection systems can detect tiny amounts of smoke in the air and give an alarm before a fire can really get started. These alarms enable a… data centre to cut power (electrical faults being the most likely cause of a fire in a data centre) to prevent the fire getting worse. If the fire is not electrical or power is not turned off then the second stage detection system will pick up the smoke. These detectors are less sensitive and are more like your home smoke detectors. Once these detectors activate an alarm sounds and after a period of time (usually about 30 seconds) the fire suppression system is activated. There are a number of solutions available on the market for fire suppression within a data centre. The most common are based on an inert gas HFC-227ea. The gas reduces the oxygen level and extinguishes the flames. (MORE)
Baking Soda & Class-C or ABC Fire Extinguisher If a fire extinguisher is not available and the fire is small, dousing it with enough baking soda can put it out. If you have one, use a class-C or multi-purpose ABC fire extinguisher to put out the flames. You can not use any other kind of fire exti…nguisher on an electrical fire (the extinguisher should be clearly marked, but if it's not and you're not sure what kind it is, don't use it) NEVER-EVER-EVER -use water on an electrical fire as it could cause electrocution -use a class-A fire extinguisher on an electrical fire. . (MORE)
Yes, Halon fire extinguishers can be used on electrical equipment- and in fact are often recommended.
If you use a water extinguisher on an electrical fire you will more than likely be electrocuted. Fire fighters use a certain spray pattern if they have to use water on an electrical fire so that they electricity does not travel up the water stream to shock the person on the nozzle, anyone else touch…ing the hose, or anyone touching the fire engine. (MORE)
The extinguisher that has only a green triangle on it would be a really BAD choice because it probably contains water for putting out Class A fires of ordinary combustibles. An electrical fire (Class C) is signified by the letter C in a blue circle. Or, you can turn off the electricity and use… any extinguisher appropriate for the type of fire that was started by the electricity's heat. (MORE)
As per Americal standard CLASS C is for electrical fire but in british standard it is not there because technically Electrical fire is not applicable since it will turns to CLASS A fire once it happened. so Dry Powder extinguisher is enough to extinguish the same.
No, water as a medium contains hydrogen and oxygen elements, both which transmits electricity, hence making with water while extinguishing type C fires, one could be electrocuted.
First, if you have any doubt that you can fight it safely, get out and call 911. If it is a small fire and you can safely reach the plug-in, unplug it. If not, go to the breaker box and cut off the main breaker. Remove any combustible material that may be next to the fire that the fire could spread …to. Stay away from the smoke, it could contain toxic gases. Once the power is off, get a thick blanket and throw over the appliance. This should starve the fire of oxygen and it should go out. It will still be hot and could reignite so get it outside and pour water on it. (MORE)
At the risk of sounding to vague, rule of thumb use a red one. Try using one that has the letters A, B, C in the diamond (classifications). NEVER USE AN H2O FIRE EXTENGUISHER! (Most clmmonly silver). Make sure all power is disconnected AsAP as well, then you can use a H2O one.
Yes, an energized electrical fire is Class C, so an ABC or BC fire extinguisher may be used safely.
Because water is an electirc conductor. If you're in contact with that water, you could get an electric shock.
In the USA an electrical fire is Class C, so you would use a Class BC or ABC for an electrical fire. In other places, electrical fire is Class E. You would use a dry-chemical, CO2, or "clean agent" (Halon) for an electrical fire, as well as TURNING OFF the electric supply.
The best way to prevent short circuits that lead to fires is making sure that your over current protection is sized to the wire that it is protecting. #14 wire with a 15 amp breaker, #12 wire with a 20 amp breaker, #10 wire with a 30 amp breaker and #8 wire with a 40 amp breaker. These are common si…ze breakers found in North American households. (MORE)
Water conducts electricity So the current could go back up the stream of water and electrocute the user
Class C fire extinguishers (in the USA) are for electrically energized fires, i.e., Class ABC or Class BC. In European classification a Class E (electrical) fire would be handled with a dry chemical or carbon monoxide extinguisher (i.e., class BE or ABE).
Fire extinguishers are separated into distinct categories, each with specific types of fires that they will effectively and safely put out. Class A is used for wood and paper type fires. Class B is used for liquid fires, such as gas/petrol. Class C is used for electical fires. Class D is used for f…lammable metal fires, such as magnesium. Class K is used for cooking oil and grease fires. They are more effective at these types than Class B extinguishers, which work by a different method. (MORE)
Water type - the electrical current can go up the stream of water and electrocute the user. Same as urinating on electrified rail lines.
One that does not have any water in it, i.e., dry chemical, CO2 or clean agent such as Halon.
Water is conductive and can thus aid the fire instead of the extinguishing thereof. Type C extinguishers is made especially for electrical fires and can thus be used. In computer server rooms or laboratories with sensitive equipment, you do not want to release a dry powder extinguisher, so use a CO2… extinguisher in those places (MORE)
Use the heat from the fire to boil water. Then route the steamthrough the fins of a turbine, and let the turbine turn an electricalgenerator.
Shut off the electrical power, and use a fire extinguisher that has a class C rating. It is also a really good idea to call the fire department.