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Classification methods for fire extinguishers


There are a number of fire extinguisher classifications, which are internationally recognized. Depending on the type of fire a specific fire extinguisher class will be more suitable.  

In Europe there are six recognized fire classes, which also determine the classes of the fire extinguishers. Each fire class covers a different type of burning material, such as wood, paper, oils, etc.

The six fire classes are as follows:

·         Class A fires involve organic solids such as paper and wood.

·         Class B fires involve flammable or combustible liquids, including petrol, grease, and oil.

·         Class C fires involve flammable gases.

·         Class D fires involve combustible metals.

·         Class E fires involve electrical equipment/appliances.

·         Class F fires involve cooking fat and oil.


Depending on the fire class it extinguishes the color of the fire extinguisher varies. Mostly fire extinguishers are painted red, with a circle of a second color, containing information about the contents. This additional information can cover between 5 to10% of the entire surface of the body of the extinguisher.  

The accepted color classification for fire extinguishers in Europe is as follows:



Color code

Suitable for fire class



Signal red





Red with a cream panel above the operating instructions




Dry powder


Red with a blue panel above the operating instructions







Carbon dioxide, CO2


Red with a black panel above the operating instructions






Wet chemical


Red with a canary yellow panel above the operating instructions





Class D powder


Red with a blue panel above the operating instructions





About company


Since its establishment in 1996 thanks to successful company management DYAYAN Ltd gained significant market shares in the fire fighting business. The company has its own production plant, warehouses and an auto fleet for fast and reliable transportation. To ensure quality products and services we closely observe and follow the requirements of the European standards. DYAYAN Ltd. constantly develops its sales network to reach more customers and partners in the global market.