What is a Class D Fire Extinguisher?
Class D fire extinguishers are used to put out large combustible metal fires, such as a magnesium, lithium, or lithium alloy fires.
They are available with two different types of extinguishing agents, a copper powder or a sodium chloride.
The copper powder Class D fire extinguishers are mainly for combustible metal fires that contain lithium, or lithium alloys. A good example would be an area that contains lithium batteries.
The less expensive sodium chloride can be used for fires that contain magnesium, sodium, potassium and sodium-potassium alloys.
These Class D fire extinguishers are yellow and weigh almost 60 pounds with the chemical weighing in at 30 pounds. It has a soft-flow nozzle extension applicator that shoots out the side instead of a direct shot. Many times a company will place these extinguishers on a wheel cart in order to easily move them around if necessary.
This Class D fire extinguisher is recommended for machine shops where they are machining magnesium or alloys.
Always be sure you always research the type of fire extinguisher that is required for your place of business. If you are unsure, give ABCO Fire & Safety Inc, a call and they will be happy to help you.