Water Fire Extinguishers
Suitable for use on class A solid combustible fires (wood, paper, fabrics, coal) water fire extinguishers penetrate burning materials, creating a cooling effect and prevent re ignition. Our water extinguishers are BAFE approved, fully charged and supplied complete with wall bracket.
Safelincs have taken the decision to discontinue sales of water additive fire extinguishers due to the harmful effects of substances contained in the additive. The use of some water additive and AFFF foam extinguishers is subject to regulations and all water additive and AFFF foam extinguishers will be prohibited by law in the next few years. We recommend water mist fire extinguishers as a suitable alternative to water additive Water Type Fire Extinguisher
If you need more information about the different types of fire extinguisher and their capabilities please see our helpful fire extinguisher guide.
What is a water fire extinguishers used for
Water extinguishers are used on solids such as wood, paper, fabrics and other A class fire risks. The water cools the fire and extinguishes it. It penetrates into burning fabrics and can extinguish pockets of fire even deep in the core of the fire. Water fire extinguishers do not contain any harmful chemicals and can safely be used near food, in areas where there are children present and near vulnerable adults. Refilling water extinguishers is cheap and uncomplicated. The fire fighting capacity of water is of course limited so that large water fire extinguishers are required to fight even small fires. If water extinguisher are to be used near electrical equipment we would recommend choosing water extinguishers with additives that stop the current flowing through the extinguisher spray and the resulting puddles
Water Type Fire Extinguisher
The water fire extinguisher is an excellent solution if you run the risk of Class A fires involving paper, rubbish, wood, cloth or other carbon-based materials. H2O is also one of the oldest extinguish ants around that is still used to this day.
It is common to pair up water with carbon dioxide extinguishers for indoor use. That covers your Class A, B and E type fires and doesn’t leave as much of a mess compared to a dry powder.
How to Identify A Water Fire Extinguisher?
Water Fire Extinguishers are a full red cylinder with no band. They will also have the words water fire extinguisher printed on the front label. The cylinder is also made from stainless steel to prevent internal rusting.
How Does A Water Fire Extinguisher Work?
Water reduces the temperature of the fire and is propelled by nitrogen gas.
When directed at flames, it lowers the general temperature, making it tough for the fire to burn and the flame to reignite.
If the water contains chemicals or has other impurities in it, the extinguisher may not operate as designed.
Water Extinguisher Sizes
9.0ltr – Water fire extinguisher.
Advantages Of Water Extinguishers
Water is inexpensive and readily available.
Zero impact on the environment.
It is an effective extinguishant on Class A fires.
Disadvantages Of Water Extinguishers
Water fire extinguishers are only suited for one Class of fire.
Do not use it on electrical fires due to shock hazards.
Using water fire extinguishers for fat and also flammable liquids will aggravate the fire.
Fire Extinguisher Testing Frequency
Fire extinguisher checks must happen every 12 months by a professional, per NZS 4503:2005. Extinguishers need to be inspected at least once every six months in environments deemed’ hostile’. A hostile environment could mean that your work type has more associated fire hazards than usual. Every Five years, fire extinguishers require a hydrostatic pressure test to make sure your device is operating effectively and recharged when an extinguisher is discharged
Fire Extinguisher is a portable fire fighting equipment which can be moved manually to the fire. It contains fire extinguishing material and is specially designed for the purpose of tackling with fire in its initial stage.
There are two types of water type extinguisher according to their operational method:
- Water(Gas cartridge) type extinguisher
- Water(Stored Pressure) extinguisher
- Water(gas cartridge) type extinguisher
In this type of extinguisher water is used as an extinguishing material. Pressurised CO2 gas cartridge is used to release the pressure which is stored inside the body of the extinguisher. Knob is provided at the top of extinguisher for puncturing the cartridge. As the cartridge is punctured, gas is released from it,which will force the water to come out from the body of the extinguisher. Forced water comes out through the nozzle of the extinguisher in the form of a small jet, which can be projected on to the fire.
Water Type of Extinguisher carries 9 litres of water when it filled to the specified level. The gas cartridge is fixed on a holder and the holder is fitted on the cap of extinguisher. The maximum amount of the gas in cartridge is 60 g for a 9 litre extinguisher.
Water Type Fire Extinguisher(Stored Pressure)
In this type of extinguisher water is used as an extinguishing material. Dry air pressurised up to 10 bars is used to release the pressure which is stored inside the body of the extinguisher. The air can be supplied by compressed air cylinders or by certain type of pump.
Safety pin, lever arm and hose are provided at the top of extinguisher. By removing safety pin, depressing the valve lever arm, the hose is used to direct the water jet.
It also carries 9 litres of water when it is filled up to the specified level.