Powder Extinguishers

Dry powder fire extinguishers are recommended for mixed fire environments because they cover type A, type B and type C fires. They are especially suited for flammable liquids and fires involving flammable gases such as methane, propane, hydrogen and natural gas.


How Does A Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher Work?

Dry powder fire extinguishers can work on most types of fire, and function by forming a barrier between the fuel and the oxygen source of a fire, smothering it.

These extinguishers are very good at putting out fires at speed and are appropriate for outdoor use. They are suited to chemical fires and also those involving flammable gases, liquids or metals.

We at Fire Protection Services recommend our clients to have an extinguisher of this type in garages, storage facilities, workshops and similar businesses. It is highly important to remember that this extinguisher should not be used in enclosed spaces, due to the risk of inhaling the dry powder.

When using these extinguishers, make sure to:

  • Aim the hose at the base of the fire and spray back and forth
  • Keep in mind that there is a risk of re-ignition

Reasons why you should choose Fire Protection Services as your preferred fire protection company.

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