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Fire Extinguishers

If a fire suddenly starts onboard a ship, it is essential to have the right extinguishing material at hand; the required type and size of extinguisher depends on where the ship you are and how great the risk of fire is just there.

Lotekoffers a widerange of different typesofportable fire extinguishersand in differentsizes, soitis possible to ensureboth smalland large areasregardless ofextinctionneeds.It iscrucialthat the choiceof firefighting equipment is suited forthe situation youarein.

The table belowshows whichfire extinguishersaremostsuitable fordifferenttypes of fire:
Extinguisher /
Fire type
Fire in solids, for example embers, wood, paper and textiles
Fire in flammable liquids, for example oil, gasoline and kerosene
Fire in combustible gases, for example hydrogen and acetylene
Powder extinguisher
Suitable
Suitable
Suitable
Co2 extinguisher
Unsuitable
Suitable
Suitable
Water extinguisher
Suitable
Unsuitable
Unsuitable
Foam extinguisher
Suitable
Suitable
Unsuitable
Hose reel
 
Suitable
Unsuitable
Unsuitable
 
NOTE:Unsuitableextinguishers can often extinguish the current type offire- there is howeverimportant exceptionsandothertypes of extinguishers will bemoresuitable.

Wewill gladly guide you to theextinguisher that suitsthe needsareon board yourvessel best.Feel freetocontact us by telephoneor email.Youcanalsoreadmorein the columnto the right.

 

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