Ratings & Classes

FIRE RATINGS

 

Fire Extinguishers are given ratings for one or more of the above classes of fire with a numerical prefix which determines the strength of fire the extinguisher should be capable of dealing with. The table below gives a quick approximate guide to extinguishers and fire ratings.

Extinguisher Rating Extinguisher Rating
Water 9 litre 21A Carbon Dioxide 2kg 34B
Water plus additive 3 litre 21A Dry Powder 2kg 13A 70B C
Water plus additive 6 litre 13A Dry Powder 4kg 21A 113B C
AFFF 9 litre 21A 144B Dry Powder 6kg 34A 183B C
AFFF 6 litre 21A 144B Dry Powder 9Kg 43A 233B C
AFFF 3 litre 13A 55B Wet Chemical 6 litre 8A 40F
AFFF 2 litre 8A 55B Dry Powder 9Kg 13A 75F

EXTINGUISHER CLASSES

 

Symbol Class Use
Class A SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc.
Class B FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc.
Class C FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc.
Class D METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc.
Electrical Fires involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS.
Class F Cooking OIL & FAT etc
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