CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Our CO2 Fire Extinguishers are perfect for fighting electrical fires, enabling users to tackle small fires without leaving residue and damaging equipment. All of our CO2 Fire Extinguishers are CE marked and comply with BSEN3 regulations*, with Free UK delivery on all orders.
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CO2 Fire Extinguishers

What are CO2 fire extinguishers?

CO2 extinguishers use pure carbon dioxide to put out fires. Carbon dioxide (or CO2) is a clean extinguishant, meaning it leaves behind no residue. CO2 fire extinguishers can be used on flammable liquids, such as paint and petrol, and electrical fires. This type of extinguisher can be identified by its black label.

How do CO2 fire extinguishers work?

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.

What are the benefits of using CO2 fire extinguishers?

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 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.

Which CO2 Fire Extinguishers are in the First Mats range?

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 Extinguishers.

All of the products 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.

Why buy CO2 fire extinguishers from First Mats?

We have a rating of 4.9 out of 5 on Trustpilot and pride ourselves on our reputation for great customer service. When you buy from us, you can feel sure you are buying from a company that prides itself on offering quality products at a competitive and affordable price. Please feel free to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team if you have any queries about these items or any of our other products. 


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