CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Fire Extinguisher

We provide a comprehensive range of high quality SABS 1567 certified carbon dioxide range of steel/aluminium fire extinguishers that suits all level of Marine, Industrial, Automotive and Household requirements. It is designed for easy operation and suitable to extinguish class B fires and class C (electrical) fires. The body and components of the CO2 extinguisher are constructed to provide easy and safe maintenance to SABS 1475 specification by qualified SAQCC technicians.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is used on Class B (flammable liquid) fires. CO2 is safe to be used on live electrical fires. CO2 fire extinguishers are available in a variety of sizes with light weight aluminium cylinders.

Advantages: Carbon Dioxide leaves no residue, is safe for use on fires involving energized electrical equipment, and is effective on fires in locations such as semi-sealed enclosures, which cannot be readily penetrated by non-gaseous extinguishants. It is the preferred extinguishant for use for in electronic environments.

Disadvantages: Carbon Dioxide has very poor ‘knock-down’, short discharge range and is almost totally ineffective in the presence of significant air movements. Because it displaces oxygen, atmospheres containing enough carbon dioxide to extinguish a fire do not contain enough oxygen to support life and could kill by asphyxiation. The carbon dioxide fire extinguisher discharges forming a cloud of very cold gas and some solids (dry ice). It produces a loud noise during discharge that may startle inexperienced operators.

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