dry-chemical fire extinguisher

dry-chemical fire extinguisher

[¦drī ‚kem·i·kəl ′fīr ik‚stiŋ·gwə·shər]
(chemical engineering)
A dry powder, consisting principally of sodium bicarbonate, which is used for extinguishing small fires, especially electrical fires.
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Better yet, they should be able to successfully demonstrate by using a dry-chemical fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire set under controlled conditions.
Analysis showed it to be from a dry-chemical fire extinguisher and not dangerous, police said.
Since most households contain potentially flammable sources from all three classes, an ABC or multipurpose dry-chemical fire extinguisher is most effective.