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Dry Powder Portable Fire Extinguishers

Dry Powder portable fire extinguishers consist of solid materials in powder or granular form designed to extinguish Class D combustible metal fires by crusting, smothering, or heat-transferring means.

There are two basic types of dry powder portable fire extinguishers:

Sodium Chloride based Dry Powder

A Sodium Chloride based Dry Powder portable fire extinguisher is effective on Class D fires. The heat from the fire causes it to cake and form a crust, free of air, dissipating the heat from the burning metal.

Metal fires involving magnesium, sodium, potassium, and sodium-potassium alloys are successfully extinguished with this type of portable fire extinguisher. There is some data showing that zirconium, uranium, titanium, and powdered aluminum fires can be controlled and extinguished with this type of portable fire extinguisher. BFPE International can provide you with the following Sodium Chloride based Dry Powder portable fire extinguishers:

Amerex Corporation
Model B570 - 30 lbs, D rating, Optional Dolly Cart (Model 859)

Ansul
MET-L-X  - 30 lbs, D rating

Please contact BFPE International to purchase Sodium Chloride based dry powder portable fire extinguishers or to have us install, service, and/or test & inspect your portable fire extinguishers.

Copper based Dry Powder

A Copper based Dry Powder portable fire extinguisher is effective on Class D fires. The copper compound smothers the fire and provides an excellent heat sink for dissipating heat. Metal fires involving lithium and lithium alloy fires are successfully extinguished with this type of portable fire extinguisher. BFPE International can provide you with the following Copper based Dry Powder portable fire extinguishers:

Amerex Corporation
Model B571  - 30 lbs, D rating, Optional Dolly Cart (Model 859)

Ansul
LITH-X  - 45 lbs, D rating

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

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