Fire Solutions for Laboratories
Laboratories are areas where hazardous chemicals are used and stored. Therefore, it is possible to say that there is a higher probability of fire in these areas and the probability that the resulting fire will be more damaging than the fires in other areas. For this reason, safety, precautions and safety procedures should be planned more carefully in laboratories with hazardous chemicals.
Chemicals are available in laboratories called A-B-C. Therefore, there is a greater likelihood of fire in these laboratory classes. For the possible fires that may occur in A-B-C class laboratories, different measures should be taken and fire extinguishing plans should be made. Failure to perform the required fire procedures in the experiments carried out in the laboratories using chemical substances increases the risks such as fire poisoning and severe explosion.
How should fire solutions be in laboratories?
Fires are divided into 4 classes. Fires should be extinguished according to these classes. These classes are called A, B, C and D. Class A refers to materials such as easy-burning paper, aprons and wood. Class A fires are recommended to be extinguished with extinguishers such as dry chemical, water, foam and charged steam.
Class B fires; refers to fast burning gases and liquids. These fires, which are frequently seen in laboratories, should be extinguished with extinguishers such as carbon dioxide, dry chemical, halon 1211 or 1301.
Class C fires refer to fires with electrical appliances. Fires caused by electrical appliances should be extinguished with extinguishers such as carbon dioxide, dry chemical, halon 1211 and 1301. In addition, fires occurring only in areas where chemicals such as laboratories (metals such as phosphar, NA, Mg, K) are extinguished with dry powders specially produced for Class D fires.
How to Minimize the Impact of Laboratory Fires?
We have noted that frequent fires may occur in laboratories. In order to minimize the effects of these fires, no more chemical substances should be available. In addition, the ambient air should be continuously measured and the proportions of explosives, gases and flammables present in the environment must be checked. In case of leakage or leakage caused by chemicals, leakage or leakage must be stopped directly. Flammable and flammable liquids must be stored in separate and special containers.
dry chemical powder, water, foam and loaded steam, gas automatic and manual extinguishing system solutions.
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