A fire bucket is a bucket that is filled with sand or water and is used to extinguish the fire at starting or initial stage or small fire. The fire buckets are always red color on the outer side and white color on the inner side. Due to the bright red color fire buckets are easily visible.
In the fire bucket “fire” is written in black or white color text, and the texts are in both local and English language. The sizes of the texts are 75mm high and 12mm thick. Black paint for painting handles. These are always hung in a stand. Fire buckets are made up of mild steel.
These are placed prominently near risk of fire, such as petrol pumps and high-risk storage areas, laboratories, barbeques, etc.
Basically, a fire bucket works like other fire extinguishers, when you use it on fires then the sand or water cut off the oxygen and extinguish the fire. It is useful in class A-type and B-type fire.
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Fire bucket use:
Sand fire bucket:
Sand fire buckets are used for class B-type fires. (Acts as absorbing agent on spilled flammable liquids). You just through sand directly to the flames before it gets out of control.
Water fire bucket:
Water fire buckets are beneficial for Class A type fires (For ordinary combustible materials like paper, wood, rubber, etc.).
- Fire buckets are helpful for initial stage fire or for small fire. Not suitable for large fires.
- If you cannot control the fire then call 911 and get help from fire fighters.
- A fire bucket is not appropriate for extinguish all type of fire.
Fire bucket advantages:
- Highly effective.
- Cheap price.
- Easy to operate (No training required).
- Easily and quickly refilled by any one.
How to use a fire bucket?
Hold the fire bucket stand on one hand and on the other hand hold the handle and then through sand directly on the fire.
Fire bucket size and capacity:
The standard size of the fire bucket is available of 9 ltr.
Shape of a fire bucket:
Fire buckets have a convex-shaped bottom to stop them from being stolen or used for another purpose.
Price of a fire bucket:
The price of a 9 k.g capacity fire bucket is approximately 15 to 20 us dollars.
How to manufacture fire buckets?
All parts of the bucket shall be finished smooth and sharp edges rounded off.
The body shall be in two halves which shall be joined together by butt welding. The top rim of the body shall be wired and uniformly beaded. The beading shall be fully formed without gaps. The thickness of the body shall be 1 mm and the diameter of the beading wire 3.55 mm.
The bottom shall be dished and shall be joined to the body by butt welding so that there is no raw edge or crevice on the inside of the bucket. The thickness of the bottom sheet shall be 1 mm.
The ears shall be made of mild steel sheet and shall be fitted to the body at the top by means of welding with the flat head on the side. The thickness of the sheet for ears shall be 2.8 mm.
The top handle shall be of a mild steel rod of 10 mm in diameter with its ends bent up.
The bottom handle shall be of mild steel rod of 10 mm in diameter and it shall be joined to the bottom by welding. The grip shall have no sharp edges.
Faq’s for fire bucket?
What is a fire bucket used for?
A fire bucket is a bucket that is filled with sand or water and is used to extinguish the fire at starting or initial stage or small fire.
Why does a fire bucket have a round bottom?
Fire buckets have a round bottom to stop them from being stolen or used for another purpose. fire buckets are designed for only fire fighting purposes.
Why is sand a good extinguishing agent for flammable liquids spread across the ground?
Sand is a good extinguishing agent because it absorbs heat and it cut off the oxygen and extinguishes the fire.