Dry powder fire extinguishers are versatile can be used on Class A, B and C type fires and fires involving live electrical equipment. The dry powder fire extinguisher is ideal for use outdoors or in large open areas with mixed fire risks such as garage forecourts, workshops and commercial boiler rooms. They are also recommended for vehicles and come in a range of sizes to cover large and small areas. All of our Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers are BAFE approved, CE & kitemarked and are supplied with wall brackets.
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This Norfolk wheeled extinguisher utilises a 5 metre reinforced hose to support a discharge range of up to 15 metres over 35 seconds, CE Marked & tested to BS EN3.
This Norfolk wheeled extinguisher features a 5 metre hose and a discharge range of up to 15 metres, allowing safe firefighting of Class B and C fires.
This Monnex powder wheeled extinguisher can be used for Class B and C fires, as well as near live electrical equipment, with a discharge range of up to 14 metres.
This Norfolk wheeled extinguisher is designed to tackle Class A, B and C fires, with a discharge duration of 38 seconds over a range of 14 metres.
This Britannia Norfolk wheeled extinguisher is ideal for industrial-scale Class B and C fires due to the expansive nature of Monnex Powder, as well as near live electrical equipment due to it being a non-conducitve chemical.
This Norfolk wheeled extinguisher is supplied with a 5 metre hose and can discharge up to 40 seconds across 14 metres.
This Norfolk wheeled 100kg powder extinguisher is designed for use on industrial-scale Class A, B and C fires, providing up to 80 seconds of continuous use over a range of 14 metres.
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An extremely powerful fire-fighter, this large powder extinguisher is ideal for industrial environments where highly flammable materials may be present.
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Dry powder fire extinguishers remove oxygen from the fire by smothering the flames in a thin dust layer. They are filled with the active agent monoammonium phosphate and the fine particles spread easily across the fire when discharged, cutting off the fire from the surrounding oxygen in the air. This acts to supress the fire and ultimately extinguish it.
Dry powder fire extinguishers are suitable for use on Class A, B and C fires. They are also safe for use on fires involving live electrical equipment.
Powder fire extinguishers should be used outdoors, with the exception of boiler rooms, garages and some warehouses. Dry powder fire extinguishers are versatile and are recommended for use on garage forecourts, open workshops, goods yards and on vehicles. They are ideal for use outdoors as they will not be affected by freezing conditions like water-based extinguishers.
Using powder fire extinguishers indoors is not recommended as it could reduce visibility which may make it difficult to escape. When discharged indoors, the dry powder spreads quickly across a wide area. Dry powder fire extinguishers are non-toxic, however, there is a high risk of inhalation which can cause health problems such as respiratory issues and stomach irritation. Contact with the skin can cause redness and itching and contact with eyes can be harmful. Soft furnishings that come into contact with the powder are also very hard to clean.
Powder fire extinguishers are not banned as they are not toxic, but they are mainly recommended for outdoor use, due to the possibility of reduced visibility and a risk of inhalation when used indoors.
An ‘ABC’ Powder Fire Extinguisher (or dry powder fire extinguisher), often referred to as general or multi-purpose, is designed to tackle Class A, B and C fires. ABC powder extinguishers typically use ammonium or a mono-ammonium phosphate mixed with other powders and works by smothering the fire, to starve it of oxygen. ABC dry powder extinguishers can be used in a number of locations but are most often found at petrol forecourts, in vehicles and garages, or where fire involving flammable liquids and gases could be a hazard. Whilst ABC powder extinguishers are versatile, being suitable for use on most common fire types, their use indoors is not encouraged due to the mess powder creates and the potential impairment of vision and effects on respiration it can cause.