For maximum protection, restaurants must have the correct number and types of fire extinguishers stationed around the facility. Fire extinguishers with a Class A rating are effective against fires involving paper, wood, textiles, and plastics. The primary chemical used to fight these fires is mono-ammonium phosphate, because of its ability to smother fires in these types of materials.
Fire extinguishers with a Class B rating are effective against flammable liquid fires. These can be fires where cooking liquids, oil, gasoline, kerosene, or paint have become ignited. Two commonly used chemicals are effective in fighting these types of fires. Monoammonium phosphate effectively smothers the fire, while sodium bicarbonate induces a chemical reaction which extinguishes the fire.
Fire extinguishers with a Class C rating are suitable for fires in “live” electrical equipment. Both mono-ammonium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate are commonly used to fight this type of fire because of their nonconductive properties.
RamPro inspects your extinguishers to ensure they are ready to go in the event of a fire. The extinguisher must be inspected yearly. Every 7 years, the extinguisher must be completely recertified. The process requires the unit be taken apart and tested to confirm that it will be ready to go in the event of a fire.