Because of their special formulation, Protection R.T. extinguishers are especially effective on Kitchen oil and grease fires. They are designed not only for rapid extinguishment, but also to prevent flashback, or re-ignition of fuel. For example, some extinguishers are not effective to prevent flashback on hot grease fires, but PRT foam units with the special ingredients(surfactants & emulsifiers) completely coat and emulsify the oil/grease surface thus preventing re-ignition.
FOAM EXTINGUISHER ADVANTAGES
The ability to prevent re-ignition is very important in widely diverse situations, such as:
- Super-heated objects, as in a car fire
- Smoldering objects, as in textiles and paper.
- Burning liquids, such as Ketones & Alcohols
- Spills of gasoline and similar organic liquids.
Because of their extremely high foam expansion ratios, they can be classified as “Clean Units”, requiring virtually no clean-up. This is why they are especially suitable for the kitchen, although also applicable for shops, garages, fireplaces & vehicles. They are very desirable where messy residue cannot be tolerated and will naturally eliminate the cost associated with clean up and replacement.