A Guide to the Powder Fire Extinguisher

In this helpful guide, we take a look at how a powder fire extinguisher works and detail all the need-to-know information about powder fire extinguishers.

When, where and how should I use a Powder Fire Extinguisher? Your questions answered.

Powder fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class A, B and C fires making them ideal for use in environments containing multiple fire risks. They are highly effective against petrol and volatile liquids which makes them ideal for vehicle protection.

Powder Fire Extinguisher
Powder Fire Extinguisher

How does powder fire extinguishers work?

A powder fire extinguisher put out the fire by coating the fuel with a thin layer of dust, separating the fuel from the oxygen in the air.

What kinds of fires are powder fire extinguishers suitable for?

Powder fire extinguishers are suitable for Class A Fires, Class B Fires and Class C Fires.

How is a powder fire extinguisher identified?

You can identify powder fire extinguishers by colour on them, powder fire extinguishers should have a red body and an agent-specific colour code band covering between 5-10% of the surface relating to the extinguisher’s contents, powder fire extinguishers feature a blue label. Also can see How to Identifying Fire Extinguishers by Colour?

What sizes do powder fire extinguishers come in?

At EvolutionFire, our range of Powder Fire Extinguishers available includes 1KG, 2KG, 6KG, 9KG. See our powder fire extinguishers. Choosing your size will depend on your unique needs and risks. Larger extinguishers are more powerful and provide protection in particularly high-risk areas, but a smaller extinguisher at a lower price may be more suitable if your risk is low. Chat to us to determine which product is right for you.

How do I use powder fire extinguisher?

Powder extinguishers can be used just like any fire extinguisher. Simply follow the PASS technique: Pull the Pin. Aim it at the fire. Squeeze the handle. Sweep from side to side.

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