Fire Triangle

Fire Triangle

Fire Triangle

Fire is a chemical reaction which needs three things to be present so it can happen: OXYGEN + HEAT + FUEL = FIRE
If one of these is not present, the fire cannot start. If one of these were taken from a fire, it would go out.

But how does this all work?

The parts of the fire triangle are these: Heat, Fuel and Oxygen.

These three parts are required for a fire to be present, so to secure against or put out a current fire we should eliminate a minimum of one of the aspects.

Various extinguisher types are created to get rid of several of those components to put out a fire.

As an example, water removes heat and foam can stop oxygen from getting in touch with fire by covering it similar to a blanket. To cut out the fuel source might be more difficult.

The Heat Part of the Triangle

Lacking heat, a fire can’t start plus it cannot continue to burn. As stated before the most efficient technique of getting rid of heat is to apply water.

We might likewise eliminate heat (the ignition cause) in an electrical fire by turning off the electrical power.

In any burning structure, the hot embers can be scraped away, again eliminating among the heat sources and making it a lot easier to snuff out.

The Fuel Element Within the Triangle

Without fuel, a fire won’t be able to continue and burn. Slowly it will burn itself out because the readily available fuel burns out.

Nevertheless, in case of a fire, we wish to extinguish it as quickly as possible to reduce any damage. Therefore if the fuel can without threat be removed, it should be.

The fuel can be cleaned up and eliminated physically, which may be harmful to attempt or it may be removed chemically with the proper extinguisher type.

Doing away with surrounding fuel sources can likewise avoid it growing or prevent new ones from the beginning.

The Oxygen Element of the Triangle

With not have oxygen a fire may not be developed or continue to burn. Oxygen might be avoided reaching a fire by applying something such as a foam fire extinguisher or perhaps a fire blanket in particular circumstances.

Fire will not generally burn itself out due to a lack of oxygen like it will when it lacks fuel. There is usually an abundant flow of oxygen to keep a fire going indefinitely.