A guy named Zach emailed our tips line to let us know that Doritos make for excellent kindling for a fire. So our staff decided to experiment with a bunch of snacks you might bring camping for their multi-purpose potential.
When you have a fire, you add water. Problem solved. Sometimes, though, adding water isn’t an option, which is why some fire systems involve adding materials that can decompose into poisons or smother everything in the building.
Interesting read, but the article doesn’t mention that you use different things to extinguish different sorts of fires. You don’t pour water to a grease fire…
Class A: SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc
Class B: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc
Class C: FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc
Class D: METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc
Class E: Fires involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS
Class F: Cooking OIL & FAT etc
The article refers to Halons, but none of the server farms I’ve worked in referred to the system as a plural. I was told that if the system was triggered, to not panic – just hold your breath as it dropped from the ceiling. Good times… 🙂