Multipurpose ABE powder is a versatile extinguishant which is used to extinguish Class A (carbonaceous) fires achieved by sealing burning embers, it is also used on Class B (flammable liquid) fires and Class E (electrical) fires.
Advantages: Powder provides a rapid 'knock-down' for a range of fires types. When dry it may be cleaned up with a vacuum cleaner.
Disadvantages: On discharge, the extinguisher forms a dense cloud of powder which may temporarily restrict vision and may cause respiratory irritation. AB(E) powder, when it contacts very hot objects, can melt and form a film which may be difficult to remove. After initial 'knock-down', it gives no protection against re-ignition of flammable liquid fires. While B(E) powder is not effective on class A fires, AB(E) powder is not effective on fires involving cooking oils and fats.
Commercial Vehicle Applications: NB Accordance with Australian Standards 2444 section 5.4.
For a car, caravan small craft and the like, it is stressed that a fire extinguisher is provided for the initial stages stages of a fire. To gain access to awkward locations consideration shall be given to the provision of an extinguisher fitted with a hose.
For commercial vehicles, consideration shall be given to the type of vehicle, the cargo being carried and the requirements of the regulatory authority. Every fire extinguisher for use in a commercial vehicles shall be fitted with a hose to assist in gaining access to awkward locations.
1.0kg with hose and wrap around bracket
2.0kg with hose and wrap around bracket
2.5kg with hose and wrap around bracket
4.5kg with hose and wall bracket
9.0kg with hose and wall bracket