A guide to the MultiCHEM fire extinguisher

A high-performance, multi-class model, the MultiCHEM ABF-rated fire extinguisher is one of the most innovative on the market. This ground-breaking fire extinguisher, which is exclusive to CheckFire, has a 34A rating – the industry’s highest available A rating for a six-litre model. It’s capable of tackling the most sizable of fires. The MultiCHEM is also available in two-litre (8A 70B 25F) and three-litre (13A 89B 40F) sizes. Here, we take a look at the easy-to-handle MultiCHEM’s main benefits, how it works and where it should be used.

Which type of fire should a MultiCHEM fire extinguisher be used on?
A MultiCHEM fire extinguisher is a multi-class fire extinguisher that can tackle the toughest of A, B and F fires. Most commonly used on Class A fires (solid materials such as wood, paper or textiles), this unique fire extinguisher can also be used for Class B fires that involve flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel or oils. Plus, it’s also equipped to help combat Class F fires – those involving cooking oils or deep-fat fryers. Kitemarked to BS EN3, MED ‘Ship’s Wheel’ approved and TUV certified, it has also passed the 35kVa Dielectric Test, making it safe for inadvertent use on live electrical equipment.

How does a MultiCHEM fire extinguisher work?
The extinguisher has an isolation function – the film formed by the agent isolates the fuel or oil from oxygen in the air. The agent also breaks the oil down into smaller particles, which ensures it isn’t at risk from burn-back. Finally, the MultiCHEM agent has a cooling effect once sprayed on to the oil’s surface, preventing it from reaching a temperature that might otherwise result in reignition.

How is a MultiCHEM fire extinguisher identified?
A MultiCHEM fire extinguisher can be easily identified. It is distinguished not only by its unique name but by its red casing and the MultiCHEM title that lays vertically down the left-hand side of the extinguisher in black and yellow lettering.

Where is a MultiCHEM fire extinguisher most suitable for use?

The MultiCHEM fire extinguisher is immensely versatile. It’s suitable for virtually all areas, including commercial kitchens, communal spaces and retail spaces. Thanks to its 34A 233B 75F rating, this hugely competent extinguisher is primed for a number of environments, including those that may be at risk of deep fat fryer fires. No other extinguisher can provide this level of protection to workforces and the public. Also available as part of the Contempo range, the MultiCHEM fire extinguisher comes in a modern antique copper and polished gold finish which can complement the finest interior design schemes. The MultiCHEM fire extinguisher is perfect for modern bars and restaurants, luxury hotels and contemporary offices. For more information on MultiCHEM fire extinguishers and their applications, read our blog to ensure your safety is covered.

The content of the CheckFire blog is for general information purposes only. While we make every effort to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, under no circumstances should it be considered professional advice. Any reliance you place on the information is at your own risk. Always seek the advice of a fire professional for your particular circumstances and requirements.
  • by Bruce Robins

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