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Powder fire extinguisher. Pressurized cylinder containing a dry chemical powder for use in extinguishing a fire. The origins of a fire determine the extinguisher to use. This extinguisher is suitable for use on electrical fires, flammable liquids, combustible gases, wood, paper and textile fires. There are several types of dry powder extinguishers. This fire extinguisher is labelled with UK and European safety standard symbols, and is marked for use on Class A, B, C and electrical fires. It is known as an ABC dry powder extinguisher. For fire extinguisher types, see C014/6960 to C014/6965.
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