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Welcome to the Huntoffice.co.uk webstore for Fire Extinguishers.

Whether you are looking for a fire extinguisher for the home or office, you will find a fire extinguisher suitable for all fire types here at the Huntoffice UK webstore. We have an extensive range of fire extinguishers to choose from including foam, CO2 and water canisters.

Choosing a Fire Extinguisher

In the United Kingdom, we have a set of fire classifications which are used as a guideline when deciding on what Fire Extinguisher is best suited to your needs. Before you purchase your fire extinguisher, you will need to identify the likely source of any potential fire and the various materials in the area which could act as an accelerant if a fire was to ignite. 

Class A:  Solid materials such as paper, wood, plastic, fabrics etc

Class B:  Flammable liquids such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc

Class C: Flammable gases such as propane, butane, methane etc

Class D: Metals such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc

Class E: Fires involving electrical equipment such as electric ovens, television, microwaves etc

Class F: Cooking oil and fat etc

Type of Fire Extinguishers

Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers – Used primarily for Class A, B and C fire, the dry powder fire extinguisher is found in many types of businesses and private dwellings within the UK. They are designed to combat fires caused by flammable gas, flammable liquid or solid materials. Dry Powder Extinguishers can also be used on electrical fires as the powder used in the fire extinguisher (sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate and monoammonium phosphate) will not react with electricity.

Note- some powders are more suited to specific industries or areas within a building.

For Example

• Potassium bicarbonate is a non-conductive / non-corrosive chemical. Canisters using potassium bicarbonate are usually used in military installations, oil rigs and motor vehicles. This powder can be cleaned with a hoover, sweeping brush or washed away with water.

• Sodium bicarbonate is a non-conductive / non-corrosive. Canisters using Sodium bicarbonate are usually used in residential kitchens, Science labs and Garages. This powder can be cleaned with a hoover, sweeping brush or washed away with water.

• Mono ammonium phosphate is a non-conductive but mildly corrosive power. If used on fixtures and fittings, clean up immediately to avoid corrosion. Canisters using Mono ammonium phosphate are usually used in schools, offices, health clinics and residential dwellings.

Foam Fire Extinguishers - Used primarily for Class A & B fires, the foam fire extinguisher is found in many types of businesses and private dwellings within the UK. They are designed to combat fires caused petrol, diesel, spirits, solvents, lubricants or solid materials such as paper, wood, plastic and fabrics. Foam Extinguishers can also be used on electrical fires as the foam used in the fire will not react with electricity.

Water Fire Extinguishers – It is important to note that water fire extinguishers cannot be used on Class B & C fires due to the risk of conductivity.  Canisters using water are usually used in schools, offices, and residential dwellings.

CO2 Fire Extinguishers – CO2 fire extinguishers are ideal for controlling electrical fires as the CO2 stops oxygen from fuelling the fire. Ideal for labs, schools and computer rooms