CO2 fire extinguishers are a type of fire extinguisher that use carbon dioxide gas as the extinguishing agent. They are commonly used on Class B (flammable liquids and gases) and Class C (electrical equipment) fires.
CO2 fire extinguishers work by displacing the oxygen that the fire needs to burn, which smothers the flames and extinguishes the fire.
They also do not leave any residue or cause any damage, which makes them a good choice for use on sensitive equipment or materials.
One of the advantages of CO2 fire extinguishers is that they are safe to use on electrical equipment, as the gas is non-conductive and does not leave any residue that can cause damage.
They are also relatively lightweight and easy to handle.
However, there are some drawbacks to using CO2 fire extinguishers. They are not effective on Class A fires, which involve ordinary combustibles such as wood and paper.
Additionally, the gas can be dangerous to use in confined spaces, as it can displace oxygen and cause asphyxiation.
(UltraFire) CO2 Fire Extinguishers
- Extinguisher Rating: 2KG 34B & 5KG 55B
- Warranty: 10 years from date of manufacture
- CE marked and MED approved
- Kitemarked to BS EN3
- Stored pressure CO2 fire extinguisher
- Frost free swivel horn as standard
- Lightweight aluminium body