Portable Fire Extinguishers
NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

Gielle offers one of the largest selections of quality fire extinguishers. Our products are of the highest quality and offer a wide range of approvals including CE Mark and many more.

Gielle provide a comprehensive range of high quality, cost-effective fire extinguishers, hose reels, stands and cabinets that are designed and produced to the latest Fire Authority standards.

Fire extinguishers
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Water extinguishers
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Carbon Dioxide CO2 extinguishers
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Halogenic extinguishers
Design extinguishers
Recharge extinguishers
Fire extinguisher accessories

Make sure you're prepared for those critical first two minutes of a fire. Choose from a complete line of Gielle portable fire extinguishers to protect your people and property.

Portable fire extinguishers come in a range of sizes and ratings, and the higher the rating, the larger the fire it can be used on. 

However, larger and heavier extinguishers (which generally have the higher ratings) can be more difficult to handle, especially for persons of a lighter build.
It is recommended that the extinguisher you buy is approved by standards.


Fire Extinguishers - Types & Uses
Portable Fire Extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out or containing fires within the capability of the extinguisher. 

However, they must be of the correct type for the particular fire, and they must be used correctly.

Selection of Fire Extinguishers
There are a number of types of portable fire extinguishers.
Each type of extinguisher may be rated for one or more classes of fire. In some cases, particular extinguishers are not only considered ineffective against certain classes of fire, they can be dangerous if used in those circumstances. 

The classes of fire are:
Class A Ordinary Combustibles
Class B Flammable and combustible liquids
Class C Flammable gases
Class D Combustible metals
Class E Electrically energised equipment
Class F Cooking oils and fats

The most common types of extinguishers are:

Water extinguishers
Suitable for Class A fires. Not considered effective for Class B and Class C fires, and dangerous if used for electrically energised equipment or cooking oils or fats.

Water Fire Extinguishers offer protection against Class A fires that typically involve common combustible materials such as wood, paper, straw, textiles, soft furnishing and materials. 

Foam extinguishers
Suitable for Class A and Class B fires, with limited effectiveness for Class F fires. Not considered effective for Class C fires, and dangerous if used for electrically energised equipment.

Foam Fire Extinguishers offer protection against Class A and B Fires that typically involve liquids or materials that liquefy such as petrol, oils, paints and fats. Foam extinguishers form a layer over the top of the burning substance and remove oxygen from the fire. Foam Fire Extinguishers may also be referred to as AFFF (aqueous film-forming foam)

Powder extinguishers
Powder Fire Extinguishers offer protection against Class A, B and C Fires and are a general multi-purpose extinguisher. Powder Fire Extinguishers are safe to use on live electrical equipment but the powder residue may also cause harm to some equipment. Dry Powder Extinguishers work as the Powder reacts with the fire and the powder spreads therefore extinguishing the fire.

These extinguishers are rated as either ABE or BE. ABE rated extinguishers are considered suitable for Class A, Class B, Class C and Class E fires. They are not considered effective for Class F fires. BE rated extinguishers are considered suitable for Class B, Class C and Class E fires, and may be used with limited effectiveness on Class F fires. They are considered effective for Class A fires.

Carbon Dioxide CO2 extinguishers
Suitable for Class E fires. Has limited effectiveness on Class A, Class B and Class F fires. Has limited effectiveness on Class B fires. Not considered effective for Class F fires.

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers offer protection against Class B fires that involve liquids or materials that liquefy such as petrol, oils, paints and fats. Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers discharge the extinguisher content under pressure which replaces the air surrounding the fire with the inert CO2 gas which does not support combustion therefore extinguishing the fire. Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers are safe for use on live electrical equipment. Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers do not leave a residue.

Wet chemical extinguishers
Suitable on Class F fires and may be used on Class A fires. Not considered effective for Class B or Class C fires and dangerous if used on Class E fires. 

F Class Extinguishers
Wet Chemical (F-Class) Fire Extinguishers offer protection against fires that involve cooking oil or fats. Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers also offer a small ‘A’ Fire Rating. No other type of fire extinguisher will be effective against fires involving cooking oil or deep fats.

Novec extinguishers
When fire breaks out in server rooms, data centres or around other sensitive electronic environments, sometimes the solution can be as damaging as the fire.

The unique Novec 1230 Fire Extinguisher (6kg) uses a sustainable chemical agent that is electrically non-conductive, , reduce the risk of damaging sensitive equipment, leaves no messy residue and requires no clean-up. It has a completely non-magnetic stainless steel shell and non-magnetic valve, hose and nozzle, and can be safely used in an MRI room.

The result is lower repair bills and less impact on business due to minimal repair times. Unlike some chemical agents, which last in the atmosphere for more than 33 years, Novec 1230 lasts for just five days, so it’s a win for the environment too.

Novec 1230 Fire Extinguishers are effective against fires involving:

Class A – Paper, textiles, wood, most plastics & rubber
Class E – Electrically energised equipment 

Halogenic extinguishers
Older types of extinguishers may still be encountered. These include reversible soda acid and foam type extinguishers together with halon 1211 (BCF) type. Halon 1211 has been found to be an ozone depleting substance. 
Unless special exemptions have been obtained, BCF extinguishers have been banned and should be returned to a fire protection supplier or the fire brigade as soon as possible.

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