CO2 Fire Extinguishers

CO2 Fire Extinguishers in UAE


There are two commonly used fire extinguishers in the market.

Part of fire safety and precaution is knowing which fire extinguisher would be best for the possible fires that can occur in an establishment.

Carbon Dioxide extinguishers are primarily made of pressurized non-flammable carbon dioxide gas.

CO2 extinguishers are easily recognizable since they have hard horns and doesn’t have a pressure gauge. The extinguisher also contains a flexible hose attached to its hard horns.

The pressure inside the cannister of the extinguisher is so high that dry ice may form when using the extinguisher.

It also contains a valve with a safety release pressure to prevent any bursting of cylinders in situations of fires involving high temperatures.

CO2 fire extinguishers should only be used for Class B fires, fires caused by a flammable liquid.
and also used for Class C fires, fires that were triggered by faulty electrical wiring or circuitry.

It is ideal to use in multi-risk fires.

The main ingredient of the extinguisher CO2, will extinguish the flames by displacing oxygen. The pressurized CO2 gas is cold which also acts as a coolant to the burning fuels.

It is important to note that CO2 extinguishers Shouldn’t be Used for Class A fires since the CO2 may not  be enough to displace oxygen since materials that causes Class A fires can smolder and re-ignite.

Laboratories, kitchens, mechanical rooms, rooms with flammable liquids are some establishments should be equipped with CO2 extinguisher.

PHLOX Security & Safety Equip. LLC is a fire fighting and fire alarms supplier based in Sharjah, UAE.

We are a leading expert in fire-safety systems and installation that would guarantee the safety of your establishment, We have a wide range of products for different fire-preventive measures needed, and we have the best and cost-effective CO2 extinguishers in UAE.