ABC Powder Stored Pressure
Our range of ABC powder extinguishers include the 1kg, 2kg, 4kg, 6kg and 9kg.
1 Kg & 2kg
4Kg, 6Kg, 9Kg
These models contain high specification ABC powder and are manufactured from high strength steel cylinders with a red epoxy polyester paint finish.
All models are supplied with heavy duty chrome plated brass valves and stainless steel handles.
Fire Extinguishers Specifications
- Kitemarked and BAFE approved to BS EN3
- Approved for use on shipping under SOLAS and IMO regulations (6kg and 9kg)
- 10 year guarantee
Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher – How To Use It
Our standard advice is to read the instructions and make yourself familiar with HOW TO USE IT. Don’t leave it until you have a fire! It should be part of your procedures to familiarise yourself every 6-12 months.
Note: Although dry powder fire extinguishers are suitable for electrical fires you should always isolate the electrical supply fires before tackling the fire.
When tackling a fire with a dry powder extinguisher aim the jet at the base of the flames and use a steady side to side sweeping motion to dispel the flames.
If you are dealing with spilled liquid that has ignited you should aim at the side closest to you first and then use a fast sweeping motion to working your way to the farthest point of the fire.
Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers – How They Work
Dry powder extinguishers such as our 1kg, 2kg, 6kg and 9kg are filled with an inert solid which is the dry powder and then pressurised with a gas such as nitrogen.
You will find that the most common powder used is monoammonium phosphate. The benefit of using this powder to extinguish fires is that the powder will produce what are known as ‘free radicals’ as it decomposes and it is these free radicals that interrupt the combustion cycle whilst the powder forms a skin over the material starving it of oxygen.
Another popular dry powder used is sodium bicarbonate . Sodium bicarbonate works by producing carbon dioxide gas as it decomposes and it is this gas which starves the fire of oxygen whilst the skin which formed by the powder starves the oxygen supply.
Your fire extinguishers should be sited in a conspicuous position on a wall and ours are supplied with wall mounting brackets or you could use a stand. They should always have a fire extinguisher sign above to identify the fire extinguisher’s type and application.
Maintenance of your extinguishers is important and we advise you should inspect your fire extinguishers at least once a month and have them serviced once a year or as recommended by the manufacturer.
We also recommend that your fire extinguishers be pressure tested after a number of years in use, to ensure that the cylinder is still safe. Consult your extinguisher manual, the label, or the manufacturer to find out when yours requires testing.