CO2 Fire Extinguishers

Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers offer protection against Class B fires that involve liquids or materials that liquefy such as petrol, oils, paints and fats. They discharge the extinguisher content under pressure which replaces the air surrounding the fire with the inert CO2 gas which does not support combustion therefore extinguishing the fire. They are safe for use on live electrical equipment and are ideal for use in offices and for using on electrical equipment as they do not leave behind any sort of residue that may cause harm to electrical equipment.

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Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguisher Information

In an office and other industrial environments, a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher would usually be located alongside a water fire extinguishers or foam fire extinguisher to ensure protection against Class A (paper and wood etc.) and Class B fire risk.

All Firemart fire extinguishers are supplied new and boxed and are supplied complete with brackets meaning that they can quickly and easily be wall mounted. All Firemart fire extinguishers offer the very highest fire ratings to offer high levels of fire protection and fire safety

How does a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher work?
Carbon dioxide is a non conductive gas that displaces and/or removes oxygen from the atmosphere to smother a fire. We supply both budget and premium Kitemarked extinguishers in both 2kg and 5kg sizes.

Budget extinguishers are CE mark approved and offer a one year warranty and Premium Kitemarked extinguishers are BS EN 3 Kitemarked and offer a five year warranty. We also offer great value refurbished models. In accordance with British Standards (BS 5306), at ten yearly intervals CO2 extinguishers are removed from service and they are tested and refurbished. Refurbished extinguishers last for ten years before a further hydrant testing is required. These refurbished fire extinguisher models offer excellent value for money and provide cost effective fire safety. All refurbished extinguishers from Firemart come complete with a one year guarantee and units are manufactured from a lightweight aluminium body. They are labelled with the year of refurbishment and all refurbishing is carried out in accordance with an approved refurbishing scheme (see the fire extinguisher label for details). Refurbishing of CO2 fire extinguishers includes hydraulic pressure testing, re-painting, new labels and new valves, new horns (2kg) or new hose and horn (5kg). They are stored pressure and are supplied fully filled.

How to operate a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher?
1) Twist the safety pin on the handle to break the plastic seal and pull the pin out of the handle. If you squeeze the handle, the extinguisher will now operate.
2) Stand approximately two metres away from the fire. Keep the extinguisher in an upright position and aim the horn at the base of the fire.
3) Grip the handle firmly to operate the extinguisher and sweep from side to side across the fire to create a 'blanket covering' of carbon dioxide.
4) CO2 extinguishers are safe for use on live electrical fires but remember to safely turn off the electricity supply as soon as possible.
5) Be careful if you hold the body (base) of the extinguisher when it is discharged as it will become extremely cold during use.
* Please note that these directions for use are intended for guidance only and Firemart does not accept any responsibility for their interpretation by customers or any misuse. All fire extinguishers for use in non-domestic premises must be installed and maintained in accordance with current legislation.

What sort of fires do carbon dioxide fire extinguishers extinguish?

Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers will fight fires involving Class B fire risks as well as electrical fires. As carbon dioxide fire extinguishers contain only carbon dioxide, they are ideal for fires involving electrical equipment and they do not release anything that will damage the electrical equipment. They also will NOT give the operator an electrical shock.

What sort of carbon dioxide fire extinguishers do you sell?

Here at Firemart we sell two main sizes of carbon dioxide 2kg and 5kg. 2kg carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are ideal for use in offices and workplaces. They are light and easy to use. Larger 5kg carbon dioxide fire extinguishers contain more carbon dioxide and are larger and heavier and are therefore often used in larger premises or to protect rooms that contain lots of electrical equipment.

We also sell a 2kg anti-magnetic carbon dioxide fire extinguisher that is ideal for use in medical facilities and hospitals.

We offer a 2kg carbon dioxide refurbished fire extinguisher and a 5kg carbon dioxide refurbished fire extinguisher. The refurbished carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are provided in accordance with the requirements of BS5306 and use existing carbon dioxide fire extinguisher bodies to make completely new fire extinguisher units complete with a new valve etc. They are sold with a 1 year warranty and supplied WITH a wall mounting bracket and horn (2kg) and hose and horn (5kg). Refurbished CO2 fire extinguishers not only represent excellent value for money but they are also kind to the environment as materials that would be crapped are re-used in making the refurbished fire extinguishers.

Why choose Firemart?
Firemart offers the widest range of quality fire protection and fire safety equipment online and we frequently have special offer fire safety products on the Firemart where you can save even more money on our great value, cheap fire extinguishers. Did you know that we offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders to UK mainland?