Fire extinguishers are very a standard sight in the present buildings, be it commercial or residential. They come in different sizes ideal for different varieties of fires, A, B, C or D. Mostly one extinguisher would help extinguish one kind of fire, not all. However, with powder fire extinguishers, things are slightly different. They can create any type of fires.
Powder extinguishers are best safety against fire at places where combustible liquids and solids are kept. They're made with various chemicals to accommodate the different kind of fires. Ammonium phosphate which is in powdered form is considered most effective as it extinguishes type A, B and C fires. This powder extinguisher melts when sprayed to the fire which may be above 350 degrees. While the ammonium phosphate powder comes touching the warmth it liquefies and thus extinguishes the fire.
There are powdered extinguishers that have other chemicals as well. For example, powder extinguisher manufactured from sodium bicarbonate or potassium bicarbonate is useful for type B and C. Potassium bicarbonate is the fire extinguisher utilized in planes as it can certainly stop the fire fast. Another chemical used as powder extinguisher is ammonium bicarbonate which when heated breaks into smaller parts and covers the area to place out the fire.
These extinguishers which are in powdered form have many advantages including faster action and high efficiency because of continuous spraying. Whether it's a resort, office, house or oil pump house or any area that is combustible powder extinguisher work effectively. Even in motor fires, they are the best option to place out the fire.