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Document ID (ISN)55628
CIS number 91-607
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Fire Safety Data PE4
Title Portable fire extinguishers
Bibliographic information Fire Protection Association, 140 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HX, United Kingdom, 1990. 8p. Illus.
Abstract Contents of this data sheet: relevant British standards; choice of extinguisher according to ease of maintenance, method of operation, angle, range and shape of jet; choice of extinguisher for general protection of ordinary combustible materials, and for fires involving electrical equipment, gases and flammable liquids; siting and distribution of extinguishers; inspection and testing. Types of extinguisher covered: water, carbon dioxide, halon, dry powder and foam.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; extinguishing agents; portable fire extinguishers; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) carbon dioxide extinguishers; water type extinguishers; halogenated hydrocarbons; selection of equipment; choice of location; periodical checks; vaporizing liquid extinguishers; dry chemical extinguishers; inspection; data sheet; foam extinguishers
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires