Dry powder fire extinguishers are extremely versatile and can be used on fires in Class A, B or C - those involving flammable liquids, electrical fires, or burning materials like wood or paper.
We supply a wide range of dry powder fire extinguishers in various sizes, from 1kg up to 12kg, and finishes, including the traditional all-red design and chrome finishes.
To make sure that your fire extinguishers are ready for use in an emergency, our team of BAFE accredited engineers offers a commissioning and installation service too.
It is important to fully consider British Standard 5306-8:2012 at clause 5.4.3 when purchasing dry powder fire extinguishers:
The discharge of a powder fire extinguisher within buildings can cause a sudden reduction in visibility and can also impair breathing, which could temporarily jeopardise escape, rescue or other emergency action. For this reason, powder extinguishers should generally not be specified for use indoors, unless mitigated by a health and safety risk assessment.
Dry powder fire extinguishers are colour coded with a blue label and work by chemically inhibiting combustion and expelling the oxygen necessary for combustion – essentially smothering the fire and cutting off its oxygen supply.
While versatile, there are specialist applications where certain dry powder extinguishers are best suited. For example, a Monnex fire extinguisher is the best option for fuel storage or motorsport, L2 fire extinguishers are the smart choice for burning metal fires, and the 600g aerosol extinguisher or 1kg dry powder extinguisher are popular options for use as a car extinguisher.
If you're in need of more information, visit our dry powder fire extinguishers advice page or give our expert product advisors a call on 01724 281044.
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