Dry powder extinguishers are also called ‘ABC’ extinguishers because they tackle class A, B and C fires, however they are not recommended for use in enclosed spaces. This is because the powder can be easily inhaled, and also the residue is very difficult to clean up after. ABC powder extinguishers can also be used on some electrical fires. Specialist dry powder extinguishers are used for flammable metals
Foam Extinguishers puts the fire out by lowering the temperature and smothering the fire and sealing in the flammable vapors. This prevents the fire re-igniting by creating a barrier between the liquid’s surface and the flames.
Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
Carbon Dioxide extinguishers are highly effective against fires involving electrical equipment like computers, photocopiers and generators. Clean, safe and powerful, they are ideal for offices and workshops as they minimize damage to equipment or furnishings.
Mobile Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
Carbon Dioxide extinguishers are predominantly used for electrical fire risks and are usually the main fire extinguisher type provided in computer server rooms. They also put out Class B fires (flammable liquids, such as paint and petroleum).