Powder fire extinguishers are a type of fire extinguisher that use a dry chemical powder as the extinguishing agent. They are effective on Class A, B, and C fires, which involve ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids and gases, and electrical equipment, respectively.
The powder used in powder fire extinguishers is usually a mixture of monoammonium phosphate and ammonium sulfate, which creates a chemical reaction that smothers the fire and prevents it from reigniting.
The powder also creates a barrier between the fuel and the flames, which helps to prevent the fire from spreading.
One of the advantages of powder fire extinguishers is that they are effective on a range of fire classes, which makes them a versatile tool for extinguishing fires. They are also relatively inexpensive and have a long shelf life.
However, there are some drawbacks to using powder fire extinguishers. The powder can be messy and difficult to clean up, and it can cause damage to sensitive equipment and materials.
Additionally, the powder can cause respiratory irritation and is not recommended for use in confined spaces and indoor premises.
(UltraFire) Powder Extinguishers
- Suitable for use in Class A, B and C fires.
- BAFE approved manufacturing process
- CE approved and Kitemarked to BS EN3
- Supplied complete with wall bracket
- 5 Year Warranty