What fire classes are there for fire extinguishers? Below, you will find an overview of all fire classes and the corresponding fire extinguisher. Never be surprised and buy the fire extinguisher that meets your needs.
Remember the following:
- For offices, warehouse, apartments, home use.... without significant additional combustible materials, foam fire extinguishers (fire classes A and B) or powder fire extinguishers (fire classes A, B and C) are used.
- For technical rooms, rooms with valuable (electronic) items and professional kitchens, CO2 fire extinguishers (fire classes B and previously E) are used.
- For French fry shops and home kitchens, mainly ABF foam fire extinguishers (fire classes A, B and F) are used.
Also view our article "Which fire extinguisher do I need?" for more information on the differences between fire extinguishers.
|A||solid, non-melting substances||glow and flames||paper, wood, textile, packaging - material||water, foam, ABF foam, ABC powder|
|B||liquids and melting solids||flames||solvents, oil, gasoline, wax, grease, plastics||
foam, ABF foam, BC powder, ABC powder, CO2
|C||gases||flames||natural gas, LPG, butane, propane||BC powder, ABC powder|
|D||metal||glow||aluminum, sodium, magnesium||D powder (metal fire powder)|
|E (no longer in use)
||fire in or to electrically live equipment
||glow and flames||computers, telephone exchanges, switchboards||CO2|
|F||fats||flames||Frying fat, vegetable and animal fats||grease fire extinguisher, ABF foam|