A dry powder fire extinguisher is an extremely versatile fire extinguisher option as it can be used on most types of fires. That said, dry powder extinguishers should not be used in enclosed spaces. These extinguishers fall into one of the following categories: Standard dry powder fire extinguisher Specializing in dry powder fire extinguishers

Where can dry powder fire extinguishers be used?

- Dry powder fire extinguishers can be used in many cases, specifically as follows: - Use standard dry powder fire extinguishers:

- Class A fire; fires involving flammable solids such as textiles, paper and wood - Class B fire; fires involving flammable liquids, for example, paint, diesel and gasoline

- Class C fire; fires involving flammable gases, for example, butane or methane

- Electrical fires in which electrical equipment reaches a maximum of 1000v

- Use a specialized dry powder fire extinguisher:

- L2 powder fire extinguishers (and only this type) can be used on fires involving lithium

- M28 powder fire extinguisher (and this type only) can be used for fires involving all remaining combustible metals What are the cases when Powder Fire Extinguisher cannot be used?

- Do not use dry powder fire extinguishers in any of the following cases:

- Class F fire; cooking fire, such as a chip pan fire

- Fire in enclosed space

- Fires related to electrical equipment over 1000v

- Fires involving flammable metals (except for specialized dry powder fire extinguishers) How do you identify a powder fire extinguisher? Dry powder fire extinguishers can be identified using the following methods:

- There will be a BLUE label that will read - POWDER

- It should have an ID symbol nearby that will read - POWDER EXTINGUISHER What are dry powder fire extinguishers also called?

- Dry powder fire extinguishers may also be known by one of the following names:

- Dry chemical fire extinguisher - ABC fire extinguisher

- Multi-purpose fire extinguisher How do dry powder fire extinguishers work?

- Dry powder fire extinguishers create a barrier between the oxygen source and the fire. Thus the fire is extinguished.

- Because this type of fire extinguisher does not actually cool the fire, the possibility of the fire re-igniting is very small.

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