Best Fire Extinguishers for Tech Equipment

Workplaces with extensive tech equipment have an increased risk for electrical fires. Fire extinguishers are important to keep flames at bay and reduce potential damage. However, did you know that if you use the wrong type of extinguisher, you risk the safety of your tenants as well as damage to the computers, servers, and other sensitive equipment? Blazes from an electrical fire require an extinguisher designed to fight a Class C fire, sometimes called a clean agent fire extinguisher. It is important that you talk to fire safety professionals to make sure your facility is utilizing the correct extinguishers.

Review this list of recommendations if you need to upgrade fire protection in your commercial rental space.

Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers

These extinguishers are effective for Class C fires as well as Class B fires, which result from ignition of flammable liquid. Some models are safe and effective for all three fire classes; these multipurpose dry extinguishers are the most versatile choice for settings with multiple types of fire risk.

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers that contain carbon dioxide (CO2) effectively fight electrical fires while protecting delicate computers and equipment. Carbon dioxide eliminates the fire by removing the oxygen that feeds the flames. CO2 extinguishers are nonconductive and will not contaminate your property or leave damaging residue behind.

Halocarbon Fire Extinguishers

These extinguishers rely on several types of halocarbon agents, such as HCFC (Halotron I) and FE-36 (CleanGuard). These forms of hydrochlorofluorocarbon do not harm the environment, nor do they damage servers and computers with residue.

Castle Sprinkler and Alarm can provide the necessary fire safety equipment for your commercial facilities. Whether you manage an office building, warehouse, or industrial facility, meet the local, state, and federal fire protection regulations with our guidance. Call 301-517-7349 or email us for a quote today.