A Guide to the Co2 Fire Extinguisher

In this helpful guide, we take a look at how a co2 fire extinguisher works and detail all the need-to-know information about co2 fire extinguishers.

When, where and how should I use a Co2 Fire Extinguisher? Your questions answered.

CO2 fire extinguishers are suitable for use on class B and electrical fires. CO2 fire extinguishers are primarily for use on fires of electrical origin. Being non-toxic and leaving no residue, CO2 will not harm machinery or electrical equipment.

Co2 Fire Extinguisher
Co2 Fire Extinguisher

How does co2 Fire Extinguishers work?

A co2 extinguisher work by displacing oxygen or taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle.

What kinds of fires are co2 fire extinguishers suitable for?

Co2 fire extinguishers are suitable for Class B Fires, Class E Fires (Electrical Fires).

How is a co2 fire extinguisher identified?

You can identify co2 fire extinguishers by colour on them, co2 fire extinguishers should have a red body and an agent-specific colour code band covering between 5-10% of the surface relating to the extinguisher’s contents, co2 fire extinguishers feature a black label. Also can see How to Identifying Fire Extinguishers by Colour?

What sizes do co2 fire extinguishers come in?

At EvolutionFire, our range of Co2 Fire Extinguishers available includes 2KG, 5 KG. See our co2 fire extinguishers. Choosing your size will depend on your unique needs and risks. Larger extinguishers are more powerful and provide protection in particularly high-risk areas, but a smaller extinguisher at a lower price may be more suitable if your risk is low. Chat to us to determine which product is right for you.

How do I use co2 fire extinguisher?

Co2 extinguishers can be used just like any fire extinguisher. Simply follow the PASS technique: Pull the Pin. Aim it at the fire. Squeeze the handle. Sweep from side to side.

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