What are Class of Fire ?

Class D

Fires involve combustible metals. Potassium, sodium, aluminum, and magnesium burn at extremely high  temperatures. Unless you work in a laboratory or in an industry that uses these materials, it is unlikely you’ll have to deal with Class D fires. They are uncommon in agriculture. Burning metal is very difficult to extinguish, and only  Class D extinguishers are recommended on burning metal. Class D fire extinguishers are not used on any other class of  fire. The material in a Class D extinguisher is a foam product that puts out the fire by replacing the oxygen near it. Class D fire extinguishers are the most expensive. Class D extinguishing equipment is marked with a yellow star containing the letter D.


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  • Class B is liquid fuel and Class C is gaseous fuel , as per ISO . Electrical is not considered as a class of fire but as a source of ignition.
    As per NFPA (only American) class B is considered as liq/gas and class C as electrical.

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