- Portable Fire Extinguisher
A portable fire extinguisher also known as a portable non-aerosol fire extinguisher1 or hand-held fire extinguisher2 is an appliance and type of fire extinguisher that contains a liquid, gas or chemical agent and a propellant that may be rechargeable or non-rechargeable to control or extinguish a small fire. The control or extinguishment of a fire is achieved by discharging and directing the agent at the seat of a small fire.
A portable fire extinguisher by its nature is designed to be transported (carried) by a person from its storage location to a small fire and operated manually by hand. The design capacity of a portable fire extinguisher has a gross mass of not greater than 23 kg3 .