Co2 (Carbon Dioxide) fire extinguishers are ideal for fires involving delicate electrical equipment and Class B liquid fires. They do not work by cooling the fire and therefore not recommended for controlling Class A fires involving solids. Co2 fire extinguishers discharge gas under pressure replacing the air with inert Carbon Dioxide gas which does not support combustion. Co2 fire extinguishers are colour coded with a black label.
Co2 is a gas and can asphyxiate if inhaled. Care should be taken when using in a confined space.
How to Use a CO2 Fire Extinguisher?
- Carbon dioxide extinguishers should NOT be used in small confined spaces as the gas will quickly replace the oxygen and may asphyxiate if inhaled.
- DO NOT HOLD THE HORN during discharge as it becomes extremely cold. Our Co2 extinguishers are fitted with a double skin insulated horn to prevent cold burns if handled making them easier and safer to use but caution should be exercised. Check the product specification for this feature.
- Direct the horn at the core of the fire and discharge working outward as the fire is dowsed.