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DRY COMPOUND EXTINGUISHER [1 record]

Record 1 1998-03-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Fire-Fighting and Rescue Equipment
CONT

The designation "dry powder" was specifically chosen to indicate an agent's suitability for use on Class D (combustible metal) fires; the term "dry chemical" was reserved for agents effective on Class A;B;C or B;C fires. In 1950, a dry powder extinguisher using sodium chloride as a base agent was first marketed.

OBS

"Dry compound": According to source PRINC, this term is a synonym for "dry chemical". In fact, however, it is a synonym for "dry powder". See the record for "dry powder".

French

Domaine(s)
  • Matériel de secours et de lutte (incendies)
OBS

D'après «dry powder» : «poudre pour feux spéciaux»; «poudre pour feux de classe D» et «dry chemical extinguisher» : «extincteur à poudre». Voir ces fiches dans Termium.

Spanish

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