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Dry Chemical Fire Protection

A fire can cause the devastating loss of your entire property, investment, or business. For this reason, it is important to make sure that your business or building is adequately protected from the risk of fire. If you work in the industrial sector, your plants and factories may be best protected with dry chemical fire protection systems.

Types of Dry Chemical Agents

Dry chemical agents suppress fires by coating a burning surface, separating the fuel of the fire from its oxygen supply. Different dry chemical powders are best suited for different types of fires. The types of dry chemical agents include:

  • Multi-purpose, or ABC. This type of chemical powder is usually yellow in color. It can be used to suppress Class A, B, and C fires.
  • Standard, Regular, or BC. This type of chemical powder is typically white in color. It is made from potassium bicarbonate or sodium bicarbonate and is suitable for use on Class B and C fires.
  • Purple, or PK. This chemical powder is normally purple and made from potassium bicarbonate. It is best used in highly hazardous areas such as chemical plants, refineries, and airports because it can quickly extinguish flammable liquid spills.

An Austin dry chemical fire protection professional from Ace Fire Equipment can evaluate the needs of your property and help you decide on the fire suppression system that is right for your company or business.

Contact Us

To learn more about dry chemical fire suppression systems or to schedule your fire systems installation, inspection, or repair, contact the Austin dry chemical fire suppression professionals of Ace Fire Equipment by calling 512-835-2020.