The most effective and safest solution for extinguishing class A and B fires

Foam fire extinguishers are extinguishing devices that use a foaming substance to smother and cool the flames. Foam extinguishers are suitable for fighting class A and B fires, i.e. those caused by solid materials (such as wood, paper, fabrics) or liquids (such as petrol, oil, paints). The foam forms an insulating covering over the fuel, preventing access to oxygen and lowering the temperature.

Foam fire extinguishers are widely used in the naval sector, where fire risks are high. Gielle also offers a complete fire extinguisher maintenance service to guarantee the correct functioning of all fire-fighting devices.

Fire foam works in two stages

Separation Effect

The foam blanket prevents the arrival of oxygen to the flammable material and prevents the evaporation of combustible vapours.

Cooling effect

It takes a lot of energy to turn the water in the foam blanket into steam.

Characteristics of foam fire extinguishers

Whatever the extinguishing agent used in foam extinguishers, they must comply with some common technical characteristics. First of all, the foam must have a specific gravity lower than that of the liquids on which it is applied, so as to float on them and isolate and separate them from the air. The foam must also be free from very toxic or corrosive substances, and must be homogeneous and heat resistant. Another important requirement of fire extinguishing foams is their elasticity. In fact, they must be able to cover and extend quickly on horizontal and vertical surfaces.

Not sure which fire extinguisher to choose? Contact us now!
Gielle has a wide range of portable and wheeled foam fire extinguishers, our technicians are at your disposal to advise you in choosing the most suitable product for your fire-fighting needs.

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    Fire extinguishers regulations

    Fire extinguishers regulations are rules and guidelines that specify the requirements and standards for fire extinguishers in different settings and situations. Fire extinguisher regulations may vary depending on the country, region, industry or authority that issues them.

    Some of the common aspects of fire extinguisher regulations are:

    • Fire extinguishers must be installed in easily accessible and visible places, close to exits and fire hazards.

    • Fire extinguishers must be appropriate for the class of fire they can extinguish (A, B, C, D o F).

    • Fire extinguishers must be maintained in good condition and checked periodically by qualified personnel.

    • Fire extinguishers must be installed at least 10cm from the floor up to a maximum of 1.5m. The exceptions are fire extinguishers heavier than 18kg, which can be installed up to 1.1m off the floor, and wheeled fire extinguishers that do not need to be lifted off the floor.

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    Fire extinguishers disposal

    Gielle offers a complete fire extinguisher disposal service, it takes care of collecting and disposing of used or expired fire extinguishers in a safe way and in compliance with environmental standards. Our fire extinguisher disposal service offers many advantages.

    Complete service

    We take care of all stages of disposal, from collection to transport and recycling of fire extinguishers.

    Certified company

    We guarantee the traceability and documentation of the disposal, providing the necessary certificates.

    Save time and money

    We take care of everything! You also won’t have to worry about fines or penalties for improper disposal.

    Safeguard the environment

    The disposal service reduces the impact of fire extinguishers on waste and promotes their recovery and reuse.


    Fire protection systems

    We offer solutions with natural or chemical extinguishing agents, gas/water-combined as well as water mist solutions.


    Fire extinguishers

    Gielle offers a huge selection of quality fire extinguishers with a wide range of approvals including CE Mark and more.


    Fire systems maintenance

    Fire protection systems require regular servicing to run at optimum performance and effectively combat fire.


    International Halon Bank

    Gielle is authorized halon banking and reception facility for halon recovery and recycling activities.


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    with the best total fire protection solutions.