Dry chemical fire extinguishers are one of the numerous types of fire extinguishers available to protect buildings from fire damage. These extinguishers shoot out a powder that creates a crust. This crust smothers the fire and stops it from spreading. For many facilities, dry chemical extinguishers are the best option available.
The following are six reasons to choose dry chemical extinguishers for your facility.
You can use dry chemical fire extinguishers on many fire types
Different types of fire extinguishers are approved for use only on certain types of fire. A dry chemical fire extinguisher is a relatively versatile type of extinguisher that can be used on numerous fire types.
Dry chemical fire extinguishers can be used on wood, paper, and textile fires. They can also be used on liquid, gas, and electrical fires. The only types of fire they should not be used on are cooking oil or flammable metal fires.
Dry chemical fire extinguishers are among the least expensive fire extinguishers
Dry chemical extinguishers are among the more affordable types of fire extinguishers on the market. This type of extinguisher is generally more affordable than water mist and foam extinguishers, for example.
Dry chemical fire extinguishers offer a compact design
Facility owners and managers naturally want to take fire safety into account without needing bulky equipment that takes up too much space. Dry chemical fire extinguishers offer the benefit of being relatively small and taking up less space. The dry powder that they contain can be packed into a fairly small space.
Dry chemical fire extinguishers are safer to use than some other types of fire extinguishers
There are certain hazards associated with the use of some types of fire extinguishers. Dry chemical extinguishers are not as hazardous to use as some other fire extinguisher types.
While dry chemical extinguishers need to be used in well-ventilated areas to prevent injury from inhalation of the powder they contain, they are not generally considered to be as hazardous as CO2 extinguishers. CO2 extinguishers become so cold during use that the operator's fingers can become frozen to the extinguisher horn.
Dry chemical fire extinguishers can put out a fire quickly
The fire-extinguishing effect of dry chemical extinguishers is fast. These extinguishers are highly powerful. They can act on fires very quickly to minimize damage and prevent injury.
Dry chemical extinguishers come in a variety of sizes
Dry chemical extinguishers can be appropriate for facilities of different sizes since they are designed in numerous capacity options to hold widely varying quantities of dry powder.