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Dry Chemical Powder ABE DCP Fire Extinguishers

Dry chemical fire extinguishers are the most common fire extinguishers. They can handle all three types of fires you would find in a kitchen or workshop: combustible solids like wood or paper, combustible liquids like gasoline or grease, and electrical fires. Due to their versatility, dry chemical fire extinguishers can be used in many different settings. They are suited for around the home, office, large factories, and many other types of businesses. There are two kinds of dry chemical fire extinguishers on the market.

ABE fire extinguishers can be used to fight fires in classes A, B, and E. This covers a wide range of hazards, including fires involving paper, wood, petrol, and electrical fires. Although not included in the rating, ABE fire extinguishers can also extinguish class C fires – flammable gases.

BE Fire extinguishers, although not as common as ABE, can be used to handle fires of classes B and E, including flammable liquids such as petrol and diesel and electrical fires. Also, BE extinguishers appear identical to ABE extinguishers at first glance. The only way to tell the difference is by reading the label on the front of the extinguisher.

ABE fire extinguishers are filled with chemical powder spreads easily and melts over the flames to cover the fire in the case of class A and E fires, thus putting it out. With class B fires, the powder smothers the base of the fire and blocks the vapour from escaping, which extinguishes the fire immediately. BE extinguishers contain a different type of dry chemical powder which doesn’t melt over the flames. It cannot be used to put fight class A fires.

  • 0.75Kg     Home, car, caravan, pack with enough power to handle a small fire.

  • 1kg           Home, Caravans, Boats, Cars

  • 1.5kg      Home, Buses, Caravans, Boats, Cars

  • 2kg          Home, Buses, Caravans, Boats, Cars

  • 2.5kg      Office, Storefront, Industrial sites, Residential buildings, Vehicles/Track, Home

  • 4.5kg      Shopfront, Office, Industrial sites, Residential buildings

  • 9kg         Construction sites, Trucks, Industrial sites, Residential buildings

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