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Dry Chemical Portable Fire Extinguishers

Dry Chemical portable fire extinguishers are the most widely used of all types of extinguishers. Dry Chemical portable fire extinguishers consist of a powder composed of very small particles, usually sodium bicarbonate-, potassium bicarbonate-, or ammonium phosphate-based with supplements added to provide resistance to packing, resistance to moisture absorption (caking), and proper flow capabilities.

There are three basic types of dry chemical portable fire extinguishers:

ABC or Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical

ABC or Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers are the most commonly used fire extinguisher in commercial and residential applications.

An ABC or Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical portable fire extinguisher is effective on Class A, B and C fires. The dry chemical is monoammonium phosphate. To extinguisher the fire, the powder chemically insulates Class A fires by melting at approximately 350F and coating the surface to which it is applied. For Class B fires, the powder smothers and breaks the chain reaction of the flammable liquid or gas. The powder will not conduct electricity back to the operator of the portable fire extinguisher making it safe for use in Class C fires.

BFPE International can provide you with the following ABC or Multi-Purpose Dry Chemical portable fire extinguishers:

Amerex Corporation      

Model B417 2.5lb 1A:10B:C Model B417T includes vehicle bracket
Model B402 5lb 3A:40B:C Model B402T includes vehicle bracket
Model B456 10lb 4A:80B:C
Model A411 20lb 10A:120B:C

Ansul

Sentry Model A02VB 2.5lb 1A:10B:C Includes vehicle bracket
Sentry Model AA05-1   5lb 3A:40B:C Includes vehicle bracket
Sentry Model AA10S 10lb 4A:80B:C
Sentry Model AA20-1 20lb 10A:120B:C

Please contact BFPE International to purchase ABC or Multi-Purpose dry chemical portable fire extinguishers or to have us install, service, and/or test & inspect your portable fire extinguishers.

Regular Dry Chemical

A Regular Dry Chemical portable fire extinguisher is effective on Class B and C fires. The dry chemical is potassium bicarbonate or sodium bicarbonate. For Class B fires, the powder smothers and breaks the chain reaction of the flammable liquid or gas. The powder will not conduct electricity back to the operator of the portable fire extinguisher making it safe for use in Class C fires.

BFPE International can provide you with the following Regular Dry Chemical portable fire extinguishers:

Amerex Corporation

Model B409T 5lb 10B:C Includes vehicle bracket
Model B453 5.5lb 40B:C
Model B457 10lb 60B:C

Ansul

Sentry +50C Model C05 5lb 40B:C
Sentry +50C Model C10S 10lb 60B:C
Sentry +50C Model C20 20lb 80B:C

Please contact BFPE International to purchase Regular dry chemical portable fire extinguishers or to have us install, service, and/or test & inspect your portable fire extinguishers.

Purple K Dry Chemical

Purple K Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers are preferred in oil, gas, chemical and utilities industries applications. A Purple K Dry Chemical portable fire extinguisher is effective on Class B and C fires. The dry chemical is sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate. For Class B fires, the powder smothers and breaks the chain reaction of the flammable liquid or pressurized gas. The powder will not conduct electricity back to the operator of the portable fire extinguisher making it safe for use in Class C fires.

BFPE International can provide you with the following Purple K Dry Chemical portable fire extinguishers:

Amerex Corporation

Model B479 5lb 30B:C Model B479T includes vehicle bracket
Model B460 10lb 80B:C
Model A413 20lb 120B:C

Ansul

Sentry Purple-K Model PK05  5lb 60B:C
Sentry Purple-K Model PK10S  10lb 80B:C
Sentry Purple-K Model PK20  20lb 120B:C

Please contact BFPE International to purchase Purple K dry chemical portable fire extinguishers or to have us install, service, and/or test & inspect your portable fire extinguishers.

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