Class B Fires
Class B fires are caused by flammable and/or combustible liquids such as chemical based cleaning products, petrol, oils and alcohol.
It is common for a class B fire to occur within a work environment such as a mechanic’s workshop or petrol station, some common examples of ignition include discarded cigarette butts or sparks from machinery that may come into contact with flammable oils.
Powder fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class A, B and C fires making them ideal for use in environments containing multiple fire risks. They are highly effective against petrol and volatile liquids which makes them ideal for vehicle protection.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class B and electrical fires. CO2 fire extinguishers are primarily for use on fires of electrical origin. Being non-toxic and leaving no residue, CO2 will not harm machinery or electrical equipment.
Foam fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class A solid combustible fires (wood, paper, textiles) and class B flammable liquid fires (petrol, diesel, paint, solvents).