Automatic fire extinguishers are used to extinguish fires in enclosed environments, locations that are unmanned and in situations where manual operations may not be possible. These types of extinguishers are ideal in in boat engines, computer cabinets, and agricultural machinery and construction areas.
Suitable for the following Fire Classes:
- Class A: Ordinary combustibles: wood, paper, cloth, rubber & plastics
- Class B: Flammable liquids: Oil, petrol, greases, oil-based paints
- Class C: Flammable gases: gas, propane and hydrogen
Automatic fire extinguishers are effective for Class A, B and C fires meaning they can be used on paper, cloth, rubber, oil and gases. They are similar to standard extinguishers except the grip handles are somewhat different. An automatic extinguisher has a heat sensitive bulb containing liquid that expands when exposed to heat. Once it reaches a certain temperature, the bulb bursts and the extinguishers content is sprayed onto the area surrounding it.
On average, automatic fire extinguishers have a lifespan of five to ten years when regularly serviced and maintained
. Call Island Fire Protection in Birmingham for advice on the best fire safety equipment to suit your business needs.