Powder fire extinguishers are excellent multi-purpose extinguishers that can be used on Class A (solid combustibles), Class B (flammable liquid) and Class C (flammable gas) fires. Powder fire extinguishers can also be safely used on electrical equipment in an emergency, however, they do leave a residue that may potentially harm sensitive electronics.
They can be recognised by their blue label stating: 'Powder'.
There are variations in powder fire extinguishers and their individual extinguishing agents, however, they all work to fight fire in the same way.
Compressed nitrogen propels the powder extinguishing agent out of the canister. When pointed in the direction of the fire, this forms a 'blanket', or seal over the fire and flames. This starves the fire of oxygen, preventing it from burning and re-igniting. The powder residue must be cleaned away and properly disposed of once the fire has been successfully extinguished.
Powder fire extinguishers are a fantastic multi-purpose option, suitable for a wide range of fires. Ideal for spaces with multiple risks present, they have the ability to ensure the initial quick knockdown of fires.
They are non-conductive, meaning they can be used during incidents where there may be 'live' electrical equipment. They are also highly effective on fuel fires, making them particularly suitable for vehicles. They are mass for mass the most effective fire fighting medium, meaning they can be physically smaller whilst being equally as effective as other extinguisher types.
We offer a range of powder extinguishers, from 800g capacity through to 9Ltr capacity, with a variety of extinguishants and discharge mechanisms.
Our smallest 800g powder fire extinguisher (FMP800) is incredibly portable, perfect for cars, caravans, and more. Or, if you are looking for superior compact fire-fighting, our 1kg Power Plus powder fire extinguisher (PPP1) uses a high-performance dry powder to reach an impressive fire rating.
A world-first in fire-fighting innovations, the Sentinel range of powder fire extinguishers offers a unique solution to high-risk areas which are either periodically unmanned or require instant an instant extinguishing reaction. Powder fire extinguishers are portable, can be thrown into a fire when it becomes too large to handle, and act as a suppression system when no one is around. These fantastically versatile extinguishers are available in 4Ltr, 6Ltr, and 9Ltr sizes.
Our range of powder fire extinguishers offers UK-approved fire safety equipment at a competitive price. With a Trustpilot rating of 4.9 out of 5, you can rely on our excellent customer service as well as our quality products. If you have any questions or queries regarding this range or any of the other products on our site, don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team.