Dry Powder Ceiling Mounted Type
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ABC Powder Ceiling Mounted Type
|5 kg / 10 kg
Working Temperature C
-30 C to +60 C
Cylinder Testing Pressure
35 bar for 30 sec.
68 C Standard
3 x 3 mtr.
ABC Dry Powder (MAP50 / MAP90)
Minimax Dry Powder Ceiling Mounted type fire extinguishers are preferred where automatic fire detection and activation are required. Areas where human traffic is less or the storage areas, server rooms, IT rooms etc. where early detection of fire is needed, if a fire breaks out in such location automatically operating extinguisher is needed. Minimax Ceiling Mounted extinguishers with detection and automatic activation are best suited for installation in these locations. In the event of a fire, after desired temperature is reached sprinkler bulb on the ceiling mounted extinguisher fuses and sprays ABC powder with maximum force, ensuring that the fire is brought under control rapidly and efficiently. Standard temperature of sprinkler bulb is 68° C, other temperature variants are available as per requirements.
Dry powder ceiling mounted fire extinguishers filled with silicon coated mono ammonium phosphate dry chemical powder with MAP 50% or MAP 90% as per standard requirements.
What is a dry powder ceiling mounted type fire extinguisher? A dry powder ceiling mounted type fire extinguisher is a fire suppression device designed to be installed on the ceiling of a building. It contains dry chemical powder that is discharged to control or extinguish fires.
Where are dry powder ceiling mounted fire extinguishers commonly used? These extinguishers are typically used in places where there is a risk of fires involving flammable liquids, electrical equipment, and combustible materials, such as industrial settings, warehouses, server rooms, and laboratories.
How does a ceiling mounted dry powder fire extinguisher work? When activated, a ceiling-mounted dry powder extinguisher releases a fine powder that smothers the fire by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire triangle (heat, fuel, and oxygen). The powder also cools down the flames.
What types of fires are dry powder extinguishers suitable for? Dry powder extinguishers are versatile and can be used on Class A (ordinary combustibles), Class B (flammable liquids and gases), and Class C (electrical) fires.
What are the advantages of a ceiling-mounted fire extinguisher?
- They save floor space.
- They provide better visibility and accessibility.
- They can cover a wider area compared to traditional portable extinguishers.
Are there any limitations to using ceiling-mounted dry powder extinguishers? Yes, they may not be as effective in confined spaces due to the dispersal of the powder. They are also not suitable for Class D (metal) fires, and they can create visibility issues when discharged in enclosed spaces.
How should a ceiling-mounted dry powder fire extinguisher be maintained? Regular inspections, maintenance, and servicing are crucial to ensure the extinguisher is always ready for use. A certified technician should perform these tasks in accordance with local regulations and manufacturer guidelines.
How often should ceiling-mounted fire extinguishers be inspected? Inspections should be conducted at least annually, but the frequency of inspection may vary based on local fire safety regulations and the specific requirements of the building.
Can anyone use a ceiling-mounted dry powder fire extinguisher in case of a fire? Ideally, trained personnel should use the extinguisher. It’s important to ensure that individuals using the extinguisher understand its operation and are aware of the type of fire they are dealing with.
What should I do if a ceiling-mounted dry powder fire extinguisher has been discharged? Contact a professional fire protection service to recharge or replace the extinguisher as soon as possible. A discharged extinguisher is no longer effective until it has been properly serviced.
Are there any special storage requirements for these extinguishers? Ceiling-mounted dry powder fire extinguishers should be stored in a location that is easily accessible, visible, and within the recommended temperature range specified by the manufacturer.
Do these extinguishers require any special training for users? While they don’t require specialized training, it’s important for users to be familiar with the location and operation of ceiling-mounted extinguishers and understand the type of fires they can handle.
How long is the typical lifespan of a ceiling-mounted dry powder fire extinguisher? The typical lifespan varies by manufacturer, but it’s usually around 10 to 15 years. Regular inspections and maintenance can help extend its useful life.
Always refer to the specific guidelines and instructions provided by the manufacturer and local fire safety authorities for the most accurate information regarding ceiling-mounted dry powder fire extinguishers.