CO2 fire extinguishers are safe for use on flammable liquid and electrical fires. They are NOT for use on wood, paper or fabric fires. They are also NOT suitable for cooking fires that involve oil and grease (such as chip pan fires) as the extinguisher could end up blasting the flames into surrounding areas.
What fire extinguisher is used on a chip pan fire?
With an F rating, the wet chemical fire extinguisher is extremely effective at tackling large chip pan fires and ideal for industrial cooking environments.
What fire extinguisher should be used on deep fat fryer?
The ONLY fire extinguishers safe for deep fat fryers are wet chemical extinguishers! Never use traditional foam or powder extinguishers on burning fat or oil.
Can you use a CO2 extinguisher on a grease fire?
CO2 fire extinguishers are designed for Class B liquid fires & safe to use on live electrical. Class B fires that can be extinguished with a carbon dioxide extinguisher include flammable liquids and gases, solvents, oil, greases (excluding cooking oils/greases), tars, oil-based paints and lacquers.
What can CO2 fire extinguishers not be used on?
Dangers: CO2 extinguishers should not be used on fires involving solid materials, such as paper, wood and fabric, and also are not suitable for use on flammable gases.
What should you never use to extinguish a chip pan fire?
Never throw water on a chip pan fire. A fire blanket will smother small frying pan fires if used properly and quickly. Never fill a pan more than one-third full of oil.
What is CO2 fire extinguisher?
CO2 fire extinguishers contain pure carbon dioxide which is a clean extinguishant, leaving no residue. Suitable for class B flammable liquid fires (petrol, oil, solvents), and recommended for use on live electrical equipment.
Which fire extinguisher is used for flammable liquids?
CO2 fire extinguishers are safe for use on flammable liquid and electrical fires. They are NOT for use on wood, paper or fabric fires.
Can you use a fire extinguisher on a cooking fire?
Class F fire extinguishers should only be extinguished using a wet chemical fire extinguisher. These extinguishers have been specifically developed to tackle fires involving cooking oils and fats and contain potassium salts which both cool the flames and smother the fire’s oxygen content.
What fires can CO2 be used on?
CO2 extinguishers are mainly used for electrical fire risks and are usually the main fire extinguisher type provided in computer server rooms. They also put out Class B fires. CO2 extinguishers suffocate fires by displacing the oxygen the fire needs to burn.
What type of fire can we safely use CO2 on?
Carbon dioxide can be used on Class B & C fires. They are usually ineffective on Class A fires. Dry Chemical fire extinguishers extinguish the fire primarily by interrupting the chemical reaction of the fire triangle.
What is the difference between ABC and CO2 fire extinguisher?
ABC Powder is a multi-purpose extinguisher medium suitable for all classes of fire, however although effective, a Powder Extinguisher will leave a residue that can damage sensitive electrical equipment. If this is a concern it may be wise to use a CO2 Extinguisher.
Can you use CO2 on electrical fires?
CO2 fire extinguishers are mainly aimed at electrical fires but are also suitable for Class B liquid fires and are used in different ways depending on the type of fire they are being used on.