david b.
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Grey Water Extinguisher

Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:06 am

In the picture there is a "grey water extinguisher". What is that used for?

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aloges
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RE: Grey Water Extinguisher

Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:20 am

Well, I guess it's used to extinguish fires!

It's a water extinugisher painted grey, were you thinking that it's used to extinguish "grey water" like I was when I first read that?
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musang
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RE: Grey Water Extinguisher

Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:49 am

I read the post and thought

"an extinguisher using grey water? How environmentally friendly"

Grey water - comes from wash basins, dishwashers, washing machines etc. Not poisonous, but wouldn't drink it.

Anyway - we had them on the RJ 100s. Its a water extinguisher, as opposed to Halon, BCF, Foam etc. It would be used to damp down burning material in, for example, a waste bin or a passenger's bag, after a BCF had been used.

Although the fire is probably out due oxygen starvation, the water makes sure it doesn't re-ignite. It may still be hot.

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