Carbon Dioxide extinguishers contain a pressurized liquid form of carbon dioxide, which is turned into gas when expelled. The main advantage of a CO2 fire extinguisher is that the agent does not leave any residue after its use.
This may be of importance if the fire protection is needed in areas containing electronic equipment.
CO2 extinguishers are effective on Class B or C fires.
CO2 extinguishers should never be used in a confined space since the CO2 gas will reduce the amount of oxygen in the air.
Carbon Dioxide Hand-held Fire Extinguishers
- Residue-free carbon dioxide gas extinguishing agent.
- Hand-held units use aluminum cylinders with a baked-on polyester enamel coating to withstand harsh environments.
- All units manufactured to ANSI/UL 154 and ANSI/UL 711 Standards and use DOT compliant cylinders.
- Plated brass valves on hand-held units.
TYPICAL USES: Refineries, shipboard, laboratories, construction sites, chemical plants, and manufacturing facilities.