Powder Fire Extinguishers
Tikweld Welding Supplies and Services is the distributor of quality fire fighting equipment and accessories in Nigeria.
These types of fire extinguishers are also known as multipurpose because of their use on both Class A, B, and C fires. They are also subsequently used on electrical fire incidents, even though they do not entirely cool the fire so it can still re-ignite.
The Powder extinguishers are not recommended for use inside buildings unless there is no way out. This is so because it causes loss of visibility and also creates breathing problems.
Powder extinguishers have a blue label.
Standard dry powder extinguishers are also known as the ABC type of extinguishers because they are used for class A, B, and C fires. They are also used on fires caused by organic materials( wood, coal, textile, paper, and cardboard),
It can also be used for fires caused by flammable liquids(petrol and paint) and flammable gases that include acetylene and liquid petroleum gas. This type of extinguisher is suitable for any fire that involves an electrical capacity of 1000V.
It is also not easy to clean up the leftover residue when the fire is over.
Special dry powder extinguishers:
These types of extinguishers are used only on flammable metals like magnesium and Titanium.
This type of extinguisher is suitable in welding and flame cutting businesses, Garage forecourts, and also buildings with large boiler rooms where flammable gases are used for chemical processes.
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