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SOP for Operation of Fire Extinguisher

Purpose: 
To provide a documented procedure for Operation of Fire Extinguisher.

Objective: 
Operation of Fire Extinguisher
Scope: 
This SOP is applicable for Operation of Fire Extinguisher at XYZ Ltd.

Responsibility:
  • Primary: Technician Engineering
  • Secondary: Manager Engineering

Procedure :
Foam Type Fire Extinguisher:
  • It should be used for fires involving solvents, oils, greases, fats, charcoals etc.
  • As these articles being lighter than water, will float on water and are likely to splash burning liquids on all sides.

CO2 Gas Type Fire Extinguisher:
  • This type of extinguisher can also be used for fires involving inflammable liquids such as solvents, oils, greases etc.
  • The only difference between foam type and CO2 type fire extinguishers must always be used in the event of an electrical fire.
Dry Chemical powder (DCP Type Extinguisher):
  • These are recommended mainly for tackling petroleum/solvents fires.
  • However they are suitable for gas fires

Reference:
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