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.

Fire Extinguishers

  • 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).