Co2 Fire Extinguishers

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Carbon Dioxide is a time proven clean agent. Non conductive CO2 is particularly effective in confined areas, where there is a risk from flammable liquids, being non-toxic and leaving no residue CO2 will not harm food, fabrics, machinery or electrical equipment.

Sizes available 2 & 5Kg
 
Cost includes delivery, certificate of inspection and a 5 Year
2Kg Class B Extinguisher 5Kg Class B Extinguisher
Additional Information And Downloads
Download Co2 Fire Extinguisher 2Kg Datasheet (pdf format)
 
Download Co2 Fire Extinguisher 5Kg Datasheet (pdf format)
 
 
 
 
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ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF Co2 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

To help customers make informed judgments about the selection of the best extinguishing media for specific operational circumstances, an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each is essential. In respect of Co2 fire extinguishers

 

ADVANTAGES

 

 

       It is a non corrosive gas, does not contain any solid material making it very clean extinguishing agent.

       It does not conduct electricity.

      It does not leave any kind of residue. Co2 fire extinguishers are great for use in kitchens as they have less risk of contaminating food preparation areas.

       Has the longest service life of most extinguishers, 10 years before an extended service will need to be carried out.

 

DISADVANTAGES

 

X       Co2 is the most toxic gas when it comes to human health. It is a highly suffocating gas, whose concentration of even 9% in the breathing air would make a person unconscious within minutes, special consideration should be taken before installing in confined spaces.

X       Co2 fire extinguishers can extinguish flammable liquid fires but are not suitable for use on flammable solids, flammable gasses or cooking fat fires.

X       No post fire security so flammable liquids could burst back into flames

X       Very loud when used and a untrained person may think the extinguisher is not working correctly.

X       If used incorrectly frost burns can result.

X       Not field refillable, has to be returned to a refilling depot, so most companies use an exchange cylinder service that can be quite expensive.

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How Does Co2 Extinguish The Fire

Triangle Of Combustion Triangle Of Combustion - Oxygen Removed
Smothering
Removing the oxygen
Co2 extinguishes Class B Fires by replacing the oxygen around the fire with non-flammable carbon dioxide gas thus removing the oxygen from the combustion triangle.
Remove any side of the triangle and the fire (combustion) can not exist
Page Last Updated 20th June 2012
Class B fire - are those defined as flammable liquids, like solvents, petrol kerosene, some oils and liquefiable solids such as polish, wax and some plastics.
For Use On Class B Fires Electrical Hazard
Class E fire - are those defined as involving Electrical Apparatus. Electricity does not burn so the fire is caused by such things as wiring insulation or PCB burning.
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