Target Class D

Target # 1

Description “No brag, just fact!” – Will Sonnet Without getting into the advantages of a quality stored pressure fire extinguisher over a cartridge-operated type, Amerex Class D Model 570 stands above all others in the market. Class D hazards are very dangerous. They burn hot (2500° F for magnesium, even higher for other metals). Most […]

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Target # 2

Description In Target 570 #1, we talked about the extreme heat and toxic vapors that may be generated by a Class D fire. It is very important that the person using the Model 570 exercise an equally high level of caution, has appropriate personal protection, and is trained (see OSHA). Some protection is built into […]

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Target # 3

Description When discussing Class D hazards, it is often mentioned that the end-user has the option of just buying the agent and then using a scoop or shovel to apply it to the burning material. This is true in theory, however, consider these points: Using a scoop or a shovel puts the operator dangerously close […]

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Target # 4

Description Class D hazards vary widely in form and difficulty of extinguishment. Each combustible metal is different; each form that it is in presents different challenges (castings vs. dry turnings vs. wet turnings vs. powder vs. chips vs. shot vs. etc..) so that a repeatable, consistent way of rating these extinguishers according to fire fighting […]

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Target # 5

Description In Target 570 #3, we mentioned the advantages of using a hand portable listed for Class D hazards instead of using a scoop and pail. As Target #4 indicated, the ability to recommend the exact quantity of agent needed per pound of burning solid means that we need other fire fighting methods in our […]

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Target # 6

Description Here are some resources that you can use to find out more information about Class D hazards, agent selection, recommendations and requirements. 29 CFR Chapter XVII – 1910.57(6) NFPA 49 – Hazardous Chemicals Data NFPA 325 – Fire hazard properties of flammable liquids, gases and volatile solids NFPA 408 – Magnesium storage and handling […]

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Target # 7

Description Previously, we have discussed the advantages of using a portable Class D extinguisher instead of a pail and a scoop or shovel. We have outlined when and how to use extra agent so we can safely say, “extinguisher and pails together are OK, if you choose only one method make it an extinguisher”. But […]

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Target # 8

Description Class D fires require a unique application technique. Unlike Class A or Class B fires, you will not see a lot of flame or feel a lot of radiant heat in the early stages of the fire. There will be intense light in the case of magnesium, volumes of dense smoke from lithium, and […]

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Target # 9

Description Now that you have plenty of resources available to you to determine where Class D extinguishers and extinguishing agents are required, where to get specific information on combustible metals, and how to apply the agent, why not conduct live fire training sessions with your customer! A Class D hand portable extinguisher is of little […]

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