Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Operation of Fire Extinguisher
1.0 Purpose : To provide a documented procedure for Operation of Fire Extinguisher.
2.0 Objective : Operation of Fire Extinguisher
3.0 Scope : This SOP is applicable for Operation of Fire Extinguisher. at ----Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
4.0 Responsibility :
· Primary: Technician Engineering
· Secondary: Manager Engineering
5.0 Procedure :
· Foam Type Fire Extinguisher:
Ø It should be used for fires involving solvents, oils, greases, fats, charcoals etc.
Ø 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:
Ø This type of extinguisher can also be used for fires involving inflammable liquids such as solvents, oils, greases etc.
Ø 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):
Ø These are recommended mainly for tackling petroleum/solvents fires.
Ø However they are suitable for gas fires