The Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher is designed for tackling Class F Fires (cooking oils and deep fat fryers).
Also known as the "F Class Fire Extinguisher, can also be used on Class A Fires (wood, material, paper or cloth etc)
Kitemarked to BS EN3 with a 13A / 75F fire rating.
The wet chemical fire extinguisher was made specifically to deal with deep fat cooking fires. This fire extinguisher is a relatively recent development and the new Class F fire classification had to be introduced for them in the United Kingdom, as well as a new British Standard BS 7937: 2000.
The wet chemical fire extinguisher is the only type of fire extinguisher that should be used on burning cooking oil. Other types of extinguishers are not able to deal with the extremely high temperatures at which oil burns and failure to effectively cool the oil fire can cause flashbacks. This is why our wet chemical fire extinguishers are very hand to have.