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Ep-19 class "b" fire extinguishers are best suited to fight what kind of fires?

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Jessie Thompson on July 17, 2018

Fire extinguishers are classified according to the type of fire. jThe a, B, and C ratings define what kind of burning materials each fire extinguisher is designed to quench.Class B fire extinguishers are effective against flammable liquids-form of fire. Examples of which are cooking oils, gasoline, kerosene and the like. There are two commonly used effective fire-fighting chemicals used in these types of fires, i.e., monoammonium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate. The phosphate monoammonium can effectively smother the fire of these liquid fuels, while sodium bicarbonate induces a chemical reaction to extinguish the fire.Therefore, the Class B fire extinguishers are suitable for the form of combustible liquids, such as cooking oil, gasoline, kerosene, or paint.


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