Automatic Powder Fire Extinguishers extinguish Class A, B and C fires (wood, paper, flammable liquids and electrical fires), by automatically spraying dry ABC powder when a small fire starts in an unmanned or enclosed space. This unique piece of fire safety equipment is ideal for use in areas that are not constantly monitored, responding instantly to fires without any human interaction.
The Automatic Powder Fire Extinguisher is a pressurised cylinder that is permanently fixed next to the fire risk in the unmanned space. Unlike a standard portable fire extinguisher, which has squeeze grip handles, this has a red glass bulb that is filled with a heat-sensitive liquid. When the liquid heats up, it expands and once it reaches 68°C, the bulb breaks and triggers the automatic release of the dry powder from a spray head. The powder is then automatically dispersed over the surrounding area.
Having a permanently installed Automatic Powder Fire Extinguisher allows for 24/7 fire safety protection in unmanned spaces. No one needs to monitor the area or attempt to extinguish the fire with a portable fire extinguisher, which may already be too large to tackle without the Fire and Rescue Services.
In fact, the Automatic Powder Fire Extinguisher releases its powder in just a few seconds (8 to 30 seconds, depending on the capacity of the fire extinguisher), without any human trigger or alert. This is faster in many cases than someone intervening with a portable manually operated fire extinguisher, even in areas that are manned.
This swift, automatic fire suppression means that the risk of a large fire, with the possibility of injury or fatalities, is avoided, and valuable stock, equipment and machinery is protected.
Note: Automatic powder fire extinguishers should be installed and commissioned by a competent person in accordance with BS 5306.
All of First Mats' Automatic ABC Powder Fire Extinguishers use the same non-toxic dry powder and technology to deal with Class A, B and C fires automatically.
We have a wide range of sizes of Automatic Powder Fire Extinguishers so that you can choose the right capacity for the room / space that needs fire protection:
In addition, all of our Automatic Power Fire Extinguishers include fixing brackets, making it easy to fix into a permanent position, and are fitted with a pressure gauge, which allows for easy routine checking.
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and the fact that we have a Five Star Trustpilot rating. When you buy from First Mats, you know you are dealing with a company whose reputation is built on offering quality safety products at a competitive price.