In an emergency, a CENTA fire extinguisher will save lives and protect property. Although most fire extinguishers look the same on the outside, what's inside is critical ...
Do you know what's inside your fire extinguisher?
General purpose (ABC) fire fighting powder in the fire extinguisher contains mono ammonium phosphate (MAP) and ammonium sulphate (AS), plus silicates and filler material.
AS is extremely important as it lowers the melting point of MAP thus making MAP a very effective fire fighting medium. Cutting down on the amount of AS in a fire fighting powder, or removing it altogether, reduces a fire fighting powders effectiveness.
Reducing the amount of AS in fire fighting powders is often used as a means of reducing selling prices.
Designed for burning metals, these extinguishers have a robust cylinder and special salt shaker applicator designed to extinguish fires that burn at high temperatures. The medium, Sodium Chloride, gives off no harmful by products.
Ideal for restaurants and canteens, these fire extinguishers have potassium salts to cool and extinguish cooking oil/fat fires that burn at 350ºC. Biodegradable and non toxic with a neutral pH, harmless to food and appliances.
For A & B class fires (burning paper, wood, textiles & flamable/combustible liquids, these fire extinguishers have rubber lined cylinders with fracturenating nozzles specifically designed to provide optimum fire fighting capability.
Designed for robust environments, the cylinder material is thicker and includes stainless steel fittings, rubber discharge hose and a high performance discharge nozzle. The extinguisher is filled with Purple K Powder.
Ideal for coastal areas, mines, sulphur plants, etc, this extinguisher has a corrosion proofed cylinder with stainless steel fittings which pass 1500 salt spray hours (the standard is 500 hours). This extinguisher can be filled with any CENTA powder or liquid medium.
For the transport industry, these extinguishers contain Inilam A (Wet Chemical) specifically for rubber tyre, engine and fuel fires. The cylinder is made from a thicker material with the option of corrosion proofing.