The powder fire extinguisher abe, distinguished by a white colored band around the top of the cylinder, is the most widely used type of fire extinguisher suited for fires occurring in the house, boat, garage, car or caravan.
They discharge a fine powder that absorbs fuel molecules,depriving the fire of a fuel source. Powder fire extinguishers Abe are suitable for the following types of fire:
Class A – Paper, Textiles, Wood, Most Plastics & Rubber
Class B – Flammable Liquids
Class C – Combustible Gases
Class E – Electrically Energized Equipment
Wet chemical fire extinguishers, marked by oatmeal colored band, are effective against fires involving cooking oils and fats.
They employ an agent that reacts with burning cooking oil or fat to form a suds-like blanket across the fuel surface, cutting off the fire’s air supply and preventing the release of flammable vapors.
Wet chemical fire extinguishers are suitable for the following types of fires:
Class a – paper, textiles, wood, most plastics and rubber
Class f – cooking oils or fat