The Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher is the most common type of fire extinguisher in use. You can distinguish it from other extinguishers by the white band around the top of the cylinder.
It works by forming a barrier that separates the fire and the substance fueling it from an oxygen source. As a result, the fire is smothered. Monoammonium phosphate is a common constituent for the contents of a dry powder extinguisher.
Dry Chemical Powder extinguishers are available in 1.0Kg, 1.5kg, 2.5kg, 4.5kg and 9.0kg capacities. All dry chemical extinguishers give maximum performance, especially on highly flammable fires. They can also be used on live electrical equipment. These extinguishers contain NO CFCs and are rechargeable on site.
Features of dry powder extinguishers include:
- All metal nozzle and valves and steel cylinder
- Easy maintenance and low cost
- Effective on wide range of class A fires
- Highly portable
Multi-Purpose ABE powder is a versatile agent with efficacy to extinguish class A (Carbonaceous) fires achieved by sealing embers. It is also used on class B (Flammable Liquid) fires and class E (Electrical) fires. This rating of fire extinguisher ensures a variety of fires can be put out including:
- flammable liquids,
- computers and office equipment.
The ABE powder extinguishers have approval from AUSTRALIAN STANDARD to AS1841.5