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English translation: smouldering fire

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GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
Dutch term or phrase:gloedbrand
English translation:smouldering fire
Entered by: Willemina Hagenauw
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10:58 Jul 18, 2002
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
/ brand
Dutch term or phrase: gloedbrand
Poederblusmiddelen niet te gebruiken bij gloedbranden.

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Willemina Hagenauw
Local time: 12:22
smouldering fires
Explanation:
gloeien = to glow, to smoulder

Class A fires consist of combustibles, such as wood, paper or cloth. This type of fire can be put out with water-filled extinguishers. When using these extinguishers, get as close to the fire as possible without endangering yourself, and aim the nozzle toward the base of the flames. Continue spraying until all smouldering material is wet down. Deep-seated fires, such as in baled materials, must be thoroughly soaked and may have to be pulled apart in order to reach the smouldering fire.
A multipurpose dry-chemical extinguisher can also be used on Class A fires. With this type of extinguisher the flames are attacked at the edge of the fire with the nozzle directed at the fire in a sweeping motion. The powdered chemical becomes sticky when heated, allowing it to form a film that clings to the heated material and smother the fire

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Note added at 2002-07-18 11:20:54 (GMT)
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Enkelvoud is uiteraard \'smouldering fire\'
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vixen
Greece
Local time: 14:22
Grading comment
Hartelijk dank voor de hulp! Willemina
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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smouldering fires


Explanation:
gloeien = to glow, to smoulder

Class A fires consist of combustibles, such as wood, paper or cloth. This type of fire can be put out with water-filled extinguishers. When using these extinguishers, get as close to the fire as possible without endangering yourself, and aim the nozzle toward the base of the flames. Continue spraying until all smouldering material is wet down. Deep-seated fires, such as in baled materials, must be thoroughly soaked and may have to be pulled apart in order to reach the smouldering fire.
A multipurpose dry-chemical extinguisher can also be used on Class A fires. With this type of extinguisher the flames are attacked at the edge of the fire with the nozzle directed at the fire in a sweeping motion. The powdered chemical becomes sticky when heated, allowing it to form a film that clings to the heated material and smother the fire

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Note added at 2002-07-18 11:20:54 (GMT)
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Enkelvoud is uiteraard \'smouldering fire\'


    Reference: http://www.btinternet.com/~matthewbrown/team.htm
vixen
Greece
Local time: 14:22
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 457
Grading comment
Hartelijk dank voor de hulp! Willemina

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
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agree  joeky janusch
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agree  Wouter van Kampen
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