What is 2 Kg CO2 Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher for?
Fire Products Direct 2Kg CO2 Fire Extinguisher (Carbon Dioxide) is used on class B (Flammable Liquid) & E (electrical) fires. This type of extinguisher is suitable for use on fires involving burning liquids, but is also a good solution for quenching fires involving computer equipment and other electrical appliances, as it does not cause damage to the electrical items and does not cause the system to short circuit.
How to Use 2 Kg CO2 Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher
CO2 fire extinguisher is the only model that is recommended for a fire that involves electrical equipment. This is due to the fact the carbon dioxide gas is non-conductive and that once it has been discharged does not produce or leave any kind of residue as would happen if a powder or foam model was deployed. Another great use of the CO2 extinguisher is on Class B fires that involve flammable liquids, making this quite a versatile product.
CO2 Carbon Dioxide fire extinguisher works well on electrical appliances that may cause fire. There are times minor sparks set the other electrical cables on fire as well and CO2 fire extinguisher is designed best to deal with this type of fire.
Even if the CO2 Carbon Dioxide fire extinguisher is accessible, it is useless if no one knows how it works. It is easy to use. Just remember the word PASS. It stands for the following:
P – This stands for pulling of the pin off the top of the device. Pulling the pin is a way to unlock the device.
A – This stands for aiming at the base of the flame. Before releasing its content, point the nozzle at the source of fire. Aiming at the flame will not stop the fire.
S – The first S stands for squeeze. Squeeze the handle to release the content of the extinguisher.
S – The second S is for the sweeping motion. While squeezing the lever to release, do a sweeping motion. This is necessary to put out the fire from its base.
All the adults at home should know how to use the tool. In the workplace, you can invite someone to conduct fire safety training. Teaching the employees on how to use the extinguisher is part of it.
2Kg CO2 Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguisher Australian Standard
Time needed: 5 minutes.
How to Use 2Kg ABE Dry Chemical Powder Fire Extinguisher Step by Step Guide
Pull the pin, this will break the tamper seal.
Aim low, pointing the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire, the fuel source, until the fire is out.
- Call 000
If you cannot put out the fire or if the extinguisher becomes empty, evacuate yourself and everyone in the building immediately, closing all doors behind you as you go and ensure the fire brigade has been called.
If there is the slightest doubt or uncertainty about tackling the fire evacuate the building immediately and call the fire brigade.
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