When to use a D Class Fire Extinguisher

10 January 2023 in Building, Fire Protection

When to use a D Class Fire Extinguisher

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A D class fire extinguisher is a type of fire extinguisher that is designed to extinguish fires that involve combustible metals, such as magnesium, titanium, potassium, and sodium. These types of fires are typically characterized by an intense heat and a bright light, and can be very difficult to put out using traditional fire extinguishers.

D class fire extinguishers use a special type of extinguishing agent called a “dry powder” that is able to smother the fire and prevent it from spreading. The dry powder works by creating a barrier between the oxygen in the air and the burning metal, which cuts off the fire’s supply of oxygen and causes it to go out.

It’s important to note that D class fire extinguishers should only be used on fires that involve combustible metals and should not be used on other types of fires. Additionally, it is important to wear protective gear such as gloves, goggles, and a face mask when using a D class fire extinguisher, as the dry powder can be harmful if inhaled.

It’s also important to have a regular service and check of the fire extinguisher, in case if there’s no pressure to the extinguisher it would not work properly.

It’s always a good idea to have a fire extinguisher in your home or workplace, and knowing how to properly use it can help you stay safe in the event of a fire emergency.

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