FALCON’s AB Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers
Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers are multi purpose extinguishers suitable for extinguishing Class AB fires. The AB Class Fire Extinguishers are widely used in commercial and residential buildings. It extinguishes the fire by a chemical reaction with the flame. When it is spread onto hot and smoldering surfaces, the particles expand to create a barrier to snuff out oxygen, which prevents the fire from growing. With the addition of being a poor conductor of electricity.
Types of AB Class Fire Extinguishers
The main difference between various dry powder extinguishers is the substance used. The thing that happens when the dry powder is propelled through the hose on the fire is that it transforms into foam that covers the source of the fire and immediately cuts the oxygen from feeding the fire completely, making the fire die out.
Size is also important. With 1 KG dry powder fire extinguishers being the smallest. They are suitable for most home use.
In any case that there is a fire caused by an electrical system, you need to use a CO2 fire extinguisher and not using a dry powder product to extinguish fire, as it may even cause more problems.
A fire extinguisher is a life saver in a fire crisis; it helps put out a fire at its early stages before it engulfs the enclosed space. Do place your fire extinguisher near the exit, in an easily accessible area without any obstacles. Every second counts!
-Suitable for Class A, B and C fires
Class A: Ordinary combustibles (i.e. cloth, wood and paper)
Class B: Flammable liquids
Class C: Appliances, electrical
-Clear how-to-use instructions
-Adheres to Singapore standards (SETSCO approved)
How to Use:
Pull the nozzle pin
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
Squeeze the levers
Sweep from side to side
-Check the pressure gauge on a monthly basis, the needle should lie in the green zone (Note: Do not throw away your fire extinguisher if the needle reaches the red zone before the expiry date! Servicing will make it as good as new.)
-Visible signs of damage (e.g. corrosion, leakage or a clogged nozzle) is a clear indication for replacement soonest possible
-Document your inspections! Place a sticker on the fire extinguisher to keep track of your monthly checks
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