CO2 fire extinguishers can be used on flammable liquids, such as paint and petrol, and electrical fires, making them a versatile and important part of fire safety equipment in hazardous areas. This type of extinguisher can be identified by its black label.
CO2 extinguishers use pure carbon dioxide to put out Class B fires. Carbon dioxide (or CO2) is a clean extinguishant, meaning it leaves behind no residue.
The canisters contain carbon dioxide in liquid form. When the liquid is discharged from the canister it quickly suffocates the fire.
It does this by displacing the oxygen which the fire needs to burn, and this disables the fire's ability to spread. Due to the liquid being very cold when it is released, it also acts to partially cool the fuel.
The big advantage of CO2 fire extinguishers is the lack of residue they leave. This makes them perfect for environments with machinery or delicate equipment.
As a non-conductor, these co2 extinguishers are extremely effective on live electrical fires, and far less damaging to your equipment than powder extinguishers. For this reason, they are particularly suitable for premises such as offices, schools, hospitals and shops, or anywhere where there is a high risk of electrical fires.
We offer a range of CO2 fire extinguishers you can rely on, chosen for their high quality and reputability. They are all CE marked and comply with BSEN3 regulations*.
With different finishes and sizes available, we have CO2 extinguishers suitable for every space. For aesthetically-oriented environments; an attractive polished aluminium finish with our Polished Aluminium CO2 Extinguishers. Or; a corrosion-resistant finish for durability and longevity with our XTR range of CO2 Fire Extinguishers.
All of the CO2 fire extinguishers in our range have a wall bracket included, and are squeeze grip operated. We also carry extinguishers with a 5-year guarantee to offer you extra peace of mind.
*Except clause 16.1 with model numbers PXC5 and PXC2.
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