CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers also referred to as CO2 Extinguishers, are amongst the most popular fire extinguishers available. 

CO2 Fire Extinguishers are extremely common as being non-conductive they are completely safe for direct use on live electrical equipment.  The Carbon Dioxide gas extinguishant is non-damaging and requires no clean-up after use.

They are also very effective at tackling flammable liquid (Class B) fires.  Often paired with Water Extinguishers or Foam Extinguishers, CO2 extinguishers are vital fire safety equipment for offices, shops, schools, hospitals, industrial premises and manufacturing plants.

How Do Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers work?

Carbon Dioxide extinguishers work by increasing the saturation of CO2 in the air, replacing the oxygen and making combustion impossible.  However, they are only suitable for use on Class B (flammable liquid) fires and live electrical equipment.  They can be very dangerous if used on Class A fires, as they can actually spread the burning material and make the fire worse!  They are also of limited effectiveness when used outdoors, as the CO2 gas can get quickly blown away.

Browse our wide range of carbon dioxide fire extinguishers

Along with CO2 extinguishers, at Life Safety Online we also have a wide range of additional fire safety equipment and we deliver nationwide!  Need to get in touch?  Call us on 029 2105 0870 or email us: sales@lifesafetyonline.co.uk