Hazards & Applications

Wide Range of Hazards
MonnexTM is ideal for all Class BCE fires, including a wide range of hydrocarbon oils, gasoline, diesel, fuel oils, liquefied gases like hydrogen, liquefied natural gas (LNG), coal gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also particularly effective against industrial chemicals like alcohols, ketones, ethers and esters, which conventional dry chemical powders find more difficult to knockdown.

Flammable liquids

Fire involving flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel, oils, kerosene, etc.




Flammable gases

Fire involving flammable gases such as propane, hydrogen, methane, natural gas etc.


Electrical Fires

Fire involving electrical items such as fuse boxes, computers, transformers, etc.


MonnexTM can be used to make the most of your fire fighting capabilities whether in a wide range of portable extinguishers or mobile trolley units, dry chemical powder skids or specialised dual agent systems and fire trucks. The high performance capability of MonnexTM allows for less powder to be used resulting in lighter extinguishers.

MonnexTM powder is renowned around the world as the most powerful dry chemical powder for all Class BCE flammable liquid and gas hazards, where added electrical hazards may be present. It is the discerning user’s choice for all high risk petrochemical, oil and gas (POG) installations as well as extensive military and aviation applications.

MonnexTM dry chemical powder is recommended for high risk environments because when filled in hand held extinguishers, MonnexTM will easily put out fires which would otherwise need wheeled units. Fires are often discovered by plant personnel. At this point rapid extinguishment is essential. With the speed of MonnexTM first responders can make the vital first few seconds count. MonnexTM is particularly effective against fires involving L.N.G, alcohols, ketones and esters, which are more difficult for conventional firefighting agents. That is why petrochemical facilities prefer to use MonnexTM to ensure the safety and security of their sites from fire and accidental ignition. Aviation requires rapid knockdown of the critical area where passengers and fire crews are present. MonnexTM is especially effective on aviation fuel and achieves a very rapid knockdown.