How Do Cabon Dioxide Extinguishers work?

CO2 also known as carbon dioxide, extinguishes put fires out by suffocating the fire of oxygen.

C02 Extinguisher Product Description

The Cannon 2kg Carbon Dioxide (CO2) fire extinguisher with the frost-free horn is LPCB and Kitemark certified to BS EN3. The stored pressure CO2 fire extinguisher is primarily for use on fires of electrical origin. Being non-toxic and leaving no residue, CO2 will not harm machinery or electrical equipment. This CO2 extinguisher is fitted with a ‘safe to hold’ frost free horn as standard.

Note: All of our extinguishers are also supplied with Glow-in-the-Dark signs, so they right extinguisher can always be seen/found.  The sign also highlights what types of fires it is safe to use on and the fire where it isn’t safe. They are also supplied with Fire Blanket, which is made of highly flame-resistant material it can either be used to extinguish a small fire or to wrap around a person in case of a fire.

What can C02 Extinguisher be used on?

• Paint
• Petrol
• Electrical Fires

What can’t C02 Extinguisher be used on?

• Kitchen fires (especially chip-pan fires)
• Paper
• Wood
• Textiles
• Flammable metals

Where to locate?

• Place near to the source of the fire risk and/or near the fire exits.

Types of premises/business who may need CO2 extinguishers:

  • Offices
  • Kitchens
  • Construction sites
  • Server/computer rooms

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