Purple-K dry Chemical agent may be used to combat fires in flammable liquids, gases, and greases (Class B) including such fires when involved with energized electrical equipment (Class C). It is a Pottasium bicarbonate based dry chemical containing chemical additives, and is produced by an exclusive chemical process. the resultant agent is free-flowing, water repellant, non-abrasive and, when used as a fire suppression agent, will produce no toxic effects.
Purple-K is extremely effective againts Class B fires, and has been shown to be at last 4 to 5 times as effective in extinguisher applications as carbon dioxide, and more than twice that of sodium bicarbonate. Because of its excellent fire fighting effectiveness, Purple-K agent is the preferred dry chemical agent of the oil and gas industry.