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salt water or foam and or fireade or cold fire for electrical fires ?

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  • salt water or foam and or fireade or cold fire for electrical fires ?

    salt water or foam and or fireade or cold fire for electrical fires up to 2500, volts can it be safely done using the same precautions as water? thoughts please thank you. how much danger of conductivity? etc.

  • #2
    None of the above.

    For electrical fires, use agents such as CO2 and dry chemical.

    Unless an extinguishing agent in a fire extinguisher has been rated for a particular hazard (energized electrical equipment, etc.) by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and/or Factory Mutual (FM) do not use it.

    If a fire extinguisher and/or firefighting agent manufacturer claims it can put out an energized electrical equipment fire, be cautious. Ask "if your extinguisher and/or agent is so great, why isn't it tested rated by UL and/or FM"???

    In the state I live in, our state statute requires, a fire extinguisher to be approved by UL and/or FM or it cannot be labeled "fire extinguisher". I always see these new "fire extinguishers" and/or fire extinguishing agents being marketed, but fail to see why they are not tested by UL and/or FM.


    • #3
      Foam or additives of any type is primarily water.
      Train to fight the fires you fight.


      • #4
        Well sure. Just get out your volt meter and measure the current while it's arching....



        • #5
          There are additives that are used with water that are designed for use on live electrical components.


          • #6
            Originally posted by captnjak View Post
            There are additives that are used with water that are designed for use on live electrical components.
            Yeah?? No thanks....


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