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IIST Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing Paper

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Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananthapuram Report on Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing Under the Guidance of: Mr. Sooraj V.S. Reader, Department of Aerospace Engineering IIST Submitted by: Ananthu M. Aji(SC13B003) Nitin M. Bhanu(SC13B109) Sachin Thomas(SC13B167) INTRODUCTION A fire extinguisher, flame extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.), or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire department. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire. Fire extinguishers are further divided into handheld and cart-mounted, also called wheeled extinguishers. Handheld extinguishers weigh from 0.5 to 14 kilograms , and are hence, easily portable by hand. Cart-mounted units typically weigh more than 23 kilograms . These wheeled models are most commonly found at construction sites, airport runways, heliports, as well as docks and marinas. TYPES OF FIRE AND RESPECTIVE FIRE EXTINGUISHER TO BE USED According to the standard BS EN 3, fire extinguishers in the United Kingdom as all throughout Europe are red RAL 3000, and a band or circle of a second color covering between 5–10% of the surface area of the extingui ...
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