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20Mar, 2021


Co2 fire extinguisher is mixture of carbon and oxygen. CO2 is used to extinguish the fire blast
that results from liquid, gas and electrical fires and fire caused by petrol. It is dangerous to use of
Co2 extinguisher in small spaces especially in small rooms because CO2 create suffocation in
small areas.

Uses Of CO2 Fire Extinguisher

CO2 mostly use in those areas, where a large number of electrical items are available. Like office
and server rooms. CO2 fire extinguisher is mainly used for B class fire like oil, gases and patrol,
are B class fire. It is dangerous to use CO2 fire extinguisher for the kitchen because it creates
berthing problem. CO2 suitable to use on paper fire and fire result of wood burning. CO2 is mostly
used in offices, construction sites etc. People carry small amount of CO2 fire extinguisher in their
vehicles.CO2 fire extinguisher should keep in those areas, where items of fire available in
buildings or place where a chance of fire blast exists.CO2 fire extinguisher provided by companies
in 2kg,4kg,10kg,25kg,50kg etc.

Important Tips About CO2 Fire Extinguisher

There are some tips to know about CO2 fire extinguisher

  • The main aim of CO2 fire extinguisher is that it can remove or displace the oxygen from the fire this will not work in open air because open air will back the oxygen from the air.
  • CO2 fire extinguishers are used for only class B and c class fire. That are known as liquid fire like fire from paints, oil, gases, etc.
  • When CO2 fire extinguisher release CO2 gas it starts to discharges the form the fire extinguisher. Discharge range of CO2 fire extinguisher is small.
  • CO2 stop the oxygen supply in the air that result fire down. This is very beneficial to protect high level electrical equipment.
  • Nature of CO2 is that it is very cold and hard, when CO2 extinguish the fire it turns into very cold form as it is impossible to touch by finger.

Specification Of CO2 Fire Extinguisher

A CO2 fire extinguisher is in the shape of a trolley mounted and portable or in cylinder form. specific color of the CO2 fire extinguisher is black. The maximum discharge timing of a CO2 fire extinguisher is 30 seconds. Carbon steel is used while making the cylinder of CO2, the price and weight of the CO2 fire extinguisher is depends upon the material used in the CO2 fire extinguisher cylinder. the model number of CO2 fire extinguisher is also different.

How To Use CO2 Fire Extinguisher?

Co2 fire extinguisher is useful fire product during fire blast, but it is more important to gain the proper training about the use of fire extinguisher properly. Before using CO2 fire extinguisher in area where fire is outbreak you have to discharge the CO2 quickly, and then walk away from the area.

This is important to restrain from the suffocation. While using fire extinguisher make sure don’t put your finger on the horn because it will get more cold that result you skin damage. Hold the extinguisher up right and pull the pin, stand 8 to 10 ten feet from the fire and in the nozzle base the fire, once the nozzles in the base of the fire squeeze the levers together to begin discharge of fire extinguishing agent, maintains your distance from the fire and sweep the nozzle from side to side sweeping 3 to 6 inches beyond the right and left ages beyond the fire.

CO2 Fire Extinguisher In Pakistan

Universal fire protection is a private limited company providing CO2 fire extinguisher, DCP fire extinguisher, AFF foam type fire extinguisher and other firefighting equipment across Pakistan. Offices of UFP are in Karachi, Lahore and in Rawalpindi. UFP import its fire products from different countries. Universal fire protection is providing Chinese master fire extinguisher, NAFFCO fire extinguisher.

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