The part of the fire extinguisher is generally almost the same for all types, one of the most important parts is the valve.
Valve‘s function is to control (close and open) the flow of contents in the tube to be discharged through the hose to extinguish the fire.
A fire extinguisher has a fairly detailed section such as:
- Cylindrical Tank
- Carry Handle
- Operation Lever
- Towing pin
- Damage Seals
- Pressure gauge
- Drain Hose
- Drain Nozzle
- Instruction Label
- Monthly inspection tag
- Annual inspection tag
- Fire Extinguishing Agents and Propellants
- Previously, we discussed this section in the previous post regarding the complete APAR section.
Valve is one of the important components that ensures the contents or ingredients do not exposed at all and work properly when needed.
When the lever is pressed, the valve must provide space so that the contents in the tube can be discharged properly to extinguish the fire.
General Fire Extinguisher Functions
Fire extinguishers have a very important function, especially for buildings, gas stations and commercial buildings that are prone to fire. This tool acts to extinguish the fire before it gets bigger.
Having a fire extinguisher could be benefits because it can last quite a long time and has a low cost of maintenance. Better to invest in fire extinguisher to minimize big losses due to fire.