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Fire extinguishing

Active operation by man or technical installation in purpose to extinguish a fire. There are mainly 4 extinguishing methods based on the Fire Triangle(Triangle made by the thre elements that must be present in order to start a fire) and Tetrahedron (tetrahedron made by the three elements of the fire triangle and a fourth element called "chemical chain reaction", all of them needed in a fire to continue) approaches:

  •  cooling the burning material
  •  excluding oxygen or other comburant
  •  excluding fuel
  •  breaking the chemical chain reaction

Different elements are necessary to extinguish a fire:

  • Fire extinguishing equipment and hoses
  • Fire extinguishing equipment and istallations(Accessories)
  • Fire extinguishing installations and systems
  • Fire extinguishing agents and additions
  • Smoke control
 

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