Flashcards in Chapter 7: Portable Fire Extinguishers Deck (11)
Air-Aspirating Foam Nozzle
Foam nozzle especially designed to provide the aeration required to make the highest quality foam possible; most effective appliance for the generation of low-expansion foam.
Capable of causing corrosion by gradually eroding, rusting, or destroying a material.
Water from which ionic salts, minerals, and impurities have been removed by ion-exchange.
Extinguishing system that uses dry chemical as the primary extinguishing agent; often used to protect areas containing volatile flammable liquids.
Extinguishing agent suitable for use on combustible metal fires.
Any substances used for the purpose of controlling or extinguishing a fire.
Portable fire fighting device designed to combat incipient fires.
Halogenated Extinguishing Agents
Chemical compounds (halogenated hydrocarbons) that contain carbon plus one or more elements from the halogen series. Halon 1301 and Halon 1211 are most commonly used as extinguishing agents for Class B and Class C fires. Also known as Halogenated Hydrocarbons.
A phenomenon that occurs when mixtures of alkaline-based chemicals and certain cooking oils come into contact resulting in the formation of a soapy film.
In the fire service, water mist is associated with a fire extinguisher capable of atomizing water through a special applicator. Water-mist fire extinguishers use distilled water, while backpack pump-type water-mist extinguishers use ordinary water.