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What is an automatic fire extinguisher?

What is an automatic fire extinguisher? This is a special type of fire extinguisher with an automatic operation that doesn't require human intervention to put out a fire.

What is an automatic fire extinguisher? This is a special type of fire extinguisher with an automatic operation that doesn’t require human intervention to put out a fire.

Fire is a calamity that strikes without any warning and wreak an unimaginable havoc. According to a survey conducted 80% of the most damaging fires occur during night times, weekends or holidays when no one is around. Hence an automatic operation is the only solution for round-the-clock protection against any kind of fire. Fire extinguishers are simple and economical solutions for buildings or structures where detection and suppression piped systems prove cumbersome and very expensive.

How Do automatic fire extinguishers work?

An automatic fire extinguisher puts out class A, B and C fires without requiring any human intervention. This is made possible through the presence of a specially designed heat-sensitive glass bulb fitted on each unit which bursts when the temperature rises to 68°C.

  • Salient Features of automatic fire extinguishers :
    • Firstly, automatic round-the-clock protection
    • Automatic, hence no human involvement, reducing the chances of injury and accidents to virtually zero.
    • Proves to be the most economical when compared and no surface re-laying
    • Reusable cylinder as it is not based on aerosol technology. Hence, most economical
    • Non-Freezing & long lasting.
    • Powerful fire fighting capability
    • Lastly, suitable for use on class A, B and C fires
  • Contents of automatic fire extinguishers
    Composed of dry chemical powder : ABC all purpose Dry chemical powder

    Applications of automatic fire extinguishers
    In Industries of following Types : Powder, Textile, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Petrochemicals, Refineries, Ceramics, Metal Processing, Vegetable Oil, Rubber, Wood, Paper and Pulp, Printing, Plastic, Paint, Computer etc. having special process hazards like Boiler & Furnaces, Fluid Power Systems, Oil quenching, Spray Finishing, Powder Coating, Dipping and Coating, Welding & Cutting, Grinding, Solvent Extraction, Conveyor Systems, Aerosol Charging, Transformers & Electrical Junction Boxes, Control Panels etc.
  • Applicability for General Occupancies & Storage Areas Like
    Storage of Flammable & Combustible Liquids and Gases, Grain Mill Products Solid Fuels, Records, Libraries, Museums, Showrooms, Shops, Offices, Residential premises, Workshops, Garages, Paint Booths, Theaters, Radio Rooms, TV Stations etc.

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