Does anyone have experience with a specific fire extinguisher for fires involving platinum catalysts? I know this would generally fall under the Class D type of extinguishers but was wondering if there is a platinum specific extinguisher like there is for lithium fires (lith-x brand). Also, if you do have experience is there any difference in operation besides a regular extinguisher (for example how the agent is propelled)?
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9/10/2020 10:27:28 am
You might want to look at an additive called F500. If my memory is correct, you can add it to a 2.5 gallon water extinguisher equipped with a spray wand for use on combustible metals. I'd suggest you contact the manufacturer directly to discuss the use on platinum. It's just an idea for you to look into.
9/10/2020 10:39:05 am
I don't know if there is a specific fire extinguisher for Platinum.
9/10/2020 11:16:43 am
We have 2 large sites now storing and using lithium batteries. They have purchased extinguishers made just for the batteries. I know the units are large and cost about 900 dollars per extinguisher. I am not sure of the name of type but they are out there...
9/10/2020 01:32:13 pm
Lithium batteries fire is not the same as lithium metal fire.
9/10/2020 03:27:33 pm
Use DRY sand, graphite powder, dry sodium chloride-based extinguishers. DO NOT USE WATER, FOAM or CO2 extinguishing agents. Here is the website.
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