Hydrospray Fire Extinguishers
The fire-fighting performance of traditional water fire extinguishers can be radically improved by adding chemicals, creating a new breed of water additive fire extinguishers.
Water additive fire extinguishers are not only more effective in tackling Class A fires, but they are lighter to handle too. A 6 litre water additive extinguisher weighs 30% less than a conventional water extinguisher, and also has a 21A fire rating, higher than than the water extinguisher's 13A rating. The 3 litre water additive fire extinguisher we stock at Essential Fire Safety weighs just 5.5kgs yet still has a fire rating of 13A.
Water additive extinguishers are often referred to as Hydrospray extinguishers, which are only made by Chubb Fire. Hydrospray fire extinguishers have a special nozzle, which gives both an accurate and wide spray of water. While a Hydrospray extinguisher should never be used on or near electrical equipment, if some of the spray accidentally makes contact with live equipment, the non-conductive nozzle will protect the fire extinguisher user from shocks.
Accessories for Your Water Additive Fire Extinguisher
All fire extinguishers should either be wall-mounted or placed on a tough floor stand. A fire safety notice should be placed above it, so your staff can find this important piece of fire safety equipment quickly and easily. A fire extinguisher cover will help protect your water additive fire extinguisher from accidental spills and knocks.