Dry Powder extinguishers are unquestionably the most commonly used type of fire extinguisher. The flexibility of powder extinguisher provides you with the winning edge versus fire of any kind.
The elements of the fire triangle consist of fuel, oxygen, and also heat. Successful elimination of any of the three components interrupts the chain reaction which is necessary action to effectively putting out a fire. Powder fire extinguishers separate oxygen from the fuel which keeps the fire from burning and reigniting.
Dry Powder fire extinguishers are effective against fires involving:
- Melted petroleum gas (LPG) and acetylene
- Electronic devices
- Fuel and paint
- Plastics, wood, and textiles