Why Oxygen is vital to Fires

June 24, 2020 2:00 pm


Whilst we need it to breathe and to function Oxygen also provides other services to us. It is part of the fire triangle along with heat and fuel. If there is no oxygen then a fire cannot burn. Apart from being present in the atmosphere oxygen is also present in the fuel source. As the fuel burns it releases more oxygen thus allowing the flames to burn. However, if the fire is in a contained environment and it burns away all of the oxygen the fire will be effectively suffocated.

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Fire needs to be controlled. This is why all businesses need to ensure that their offices meet the standard fire regulations at the very least. The best way to ensure that you building is ok is to call in a Fire Risk Assessment Bristol based company so that they can advise you of any changes that need to be made, if you do.

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The removal of the oxygen element in a fire is very effective and reduces the damage that water can cause. Oxygen removal is used specifically for electrical fires where water is really not an option. It is also supremely effective when it comes to putting out liquid fires.