Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are provided for a ‘first attack’ fire fighting measure, generally undertaken by the occupants of the building before the fire service arrives. It is important that occupants are familiar with which extinguisher type to use on which fire.

Most fires start as a small fire and may be extinguished if the correct type and amount of extinguishing agent is applied whilst the fire is small and controllable.

The principle fire extinguisher types currently available include:
Extinguishing Agent     Principle Use
Water wood and paper fires – not electrical
Foam flammable liquid fires – not electrical
Carbon dioxide electrical fires
Dry Chemical flammable liquids and electrical fires
Wet chemical fat fires – not electrical
Special Purpose various (eg metal fires)

Fire extinguisher locations must be clearly identified. Extinguishers are colour coded according to the extinguishing agent.

It is the policy of the Community Safety and Resilience Department that fire extinguishers be logically grouped at exits from the building, so that occupants first go to the exit and then return to fight the fire, knowing that a safe exit lies behind them, away from the fire. In some instances this will be at odds with the prescriptive requirements of Australian Standard AS2444 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets – Selection and location, which simply specifies a distance of travel to a fire extinguisher rather than their location in relation to escape paths. Blind compliance with the standard has the potential to place the fire between the occupant and the safe escape path.

ABC Type Fire Extinguisher
Water Foam Type Fire Extinguisher
Co2 Type Fire Extinguisher
Clean Agent Fire Extinguisher
Modular Type Fire Extinguisher
K Type MS/SS Fire Extinguisher
  • Robust Design
  • WET- CHEMICAL based
  • Capable of fighting Class K fires only
  • Stainless Steel Body
  • Controlled Discharge
  • High-quality Special Hose Pipe
  • Brass nickel plated valve with squeeze grip operation.
  • Rechargeable and easy to service.
Tubbing Systems

AUTOMATIC FIRE TUBING SYSTEM

Automatic self seeking fire tubing system puts out fires when they start, where they start. Designed for installation inside enclosures and inaccessible areas. No complex electronics. Safe against malfunction. Best cost-performance ratio.

FIRE TUBE – THE DIFFERENCE

  • Acts as multi-sensor and multi extinguishing jet.
  • Made of a high-tech polymer.
  • Combines long-time resistance & flexibility.
  • Temperature sensitivity, when bursting at the hottest spot, it ruptures as a nozzle shape opening.

THE DIRECT SYSTEM

The extinguishing agent is transported through the tube exactly to the origin

of the fire.

Cylinder Containing:
Water, Foam, Powder, CO2, Argonite, Clean Agent Gas, Etc.
Capacity 1kg 2kg 4kg 6kg 9kg

THE INDIRECT SYSTEM

The detection tube just triggers the value when it detects a fire. The extinguishing agent discharges through a conventional outlet port.

Cylinder Containing:
Water, Foam, Powder, CO2, Argonite, Clean Agent Gas, Etc.

ADVANTAGES

  • Linear detection line
  • Rapid reaction time
  • 24 hours a day ready for use
  • No external power supply
  • Flexible positioning of the Safex tube
  • a be installed into inaccessible areas
  • Minimal environmental damages
  • Minimum maintenance