Wet Chemical fire extinguishers or kitchen extinguishers get their name because they are specifically designed for restaurants or where you find commercial cooking equipment. K Class fire extinguishers employ a wet chemical to extinguish fires involving fats, grease, and oils.
You will often find a class K fire extinguishers in:
- Commercial kitchens
- Food preparation sites
- Cafeterias (Schools, Hospitals, businesses)
- Food trucks
When applied to a fire, wet chemical fire extinguishers work by suppressing the flames of the fire and forming a vapour-securing blanket. The alkaline mixture in the fire extinguisher combines with the fatty acids and creates a soapy foam. This foam acts like a sponge that contains the vapors and steam and provides a cooling effect to extinguish the fire. If a Class K fire breaks out, water should never be used to extinguish it. Only a Class K extinguisher will successfully and safely put these fires out which is why it’s so important to have the right fire equipment on hand. Our wet chemical fire extinguishers from Ansul and Strike First Corporation are available in the standard 6 L format. Our ULC listed class K wet chemical fire extinguishers come with a limited six-year warranty and a wall bracket. Don’t get caught without the right type of extinguisher on hand! Also, take a look at our wide selection of safety kits and restaurant burn kits or contact us so we can help you choose the right wet chemical extinguisher you need.