Dry Chemical Extinguishers come in a variety of types. You may see them labeled: • “DC” short for “dry chem” • “ABC” indicating that they are designed to extinguish class A,B,and C fires, or • “BC” indicating that they are designed to extinguish class B and C fires.
What do the letters A B and C mean on a fire extinguisher?
The letters indicate the type material the extinguisher can be used on; A for combustible solids (paper, wood and trash), B for combustible liquids (gasoline, oil, acetone) and C for electrical equipment.
What is the difference between ABC and co2 fire extinguisher?
CO2s are designed for Class B and C (flammable liquid and electrical) fires only. Carbon Dioxide is a non-flammable gas that extinguishes fire by displacing oxygen, or taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle.
What can an ABC fire extinguisher be used on?
An extinguisher with an ABC rating is suitable for use with fires involving ordinary combustibles, flammable liquids and energized electrical equipment.
Which extinguisher is most appropriate for a Class C fire?
Powder extinguishers are a good multi-purpose fire extinguisher because they can be used on Class A, B and C fires.
What kind of fires is ABC extinguisher not good for?
What kinds of fires is a B:C extinguisher not good for? Wood, paper and cloth.
What is the advantage of ABC fire extinguisher?
ABC Fire Extinguishers are very versatile. They are often the ideal choice being that they are able to extinguish all different types of fires. ABC Fire Extinguishers contain monoammonium phosphate, a dry chemical, that is able to quickly extinguish the fire.