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Dry Powder fire extinguishers - with Key Points

Our FirePower range of dry powder fire extinguishers are the 1kg (Model 417TA), 2kg (Model 425TA), 4kg(Model 441A), 6kg(Model 445A) and 9kg (Model 423A).

These extinguishers are Kitemarked to BS EN3, have a squeeze grip operation and corrosion resistant finish. The 4kg, 6kg and 9kg models have a protective plastic base.

All models come complete with wall bracket. 

The manufacturers specifications give the duration of discharge as 20 seconds for the 9kg model, 20 seconds for the 6kg model, 16 seconds for the 4kg model, 10 seconds for the 2kg model and 9 seconds for the 1kg model.

These extinguishers are for use on Class A, Class B, Class C and Electrical fires.

Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers - for use on Class A, Class B, Class C and Electrical Fires  Class B Fires  Class C Fires  Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers - for use on Electrical Fires under 1000 volt

Model numberCapacity (KG)Fire RatingMedia
417TA18A:55BABC Powder
425TA213A:70BABC Powder
441A421A:113BABC Powder
445A634A:233BABC Powder
423A943A:233BABC Powder

Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers - Key Points:

- Red Body (Can also be provided in Chrome finish)

- Best for Class B fires but can be used on any type of fire

- Extinguish fires by chemically interfering with combustion

- Take care when using in confined areas

Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers are Multi-Purpose extinguishers and are suitable to use on most types of fire, including live electrical fires (under 1000V and keeping a distance of 1m mimimum). There are specialist dry powder fire extinguishers available for fighting fires involving metal. The dry powder works to extinguish fires by chemically interfering with the combustion process. They can be used on Class A, B and C fires as well as electrical fires. For information on ‘What do fire extinguisher ratings mean?’ please follow the link.

Dry Powder extinguishers are not recommended for fighting fires involving cooking oils. 

Dry Powder extinguishers can be used in many environments and can be useful to extinguish electrical equipment.

Careful consideration needs to be given to use in confined spaces.

For further information or advice please contact us for assistance. 

Useful information is also available from GOV.UK in their guide for small and medium size businesses: 'Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 - A Short Guide To Making Your Premises Safe From Fire'.

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