You asked: What can you use CO2 fire extinguishers on?

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.

How do I know if my fire extinguisher is CO2?

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Extinguishers are distinguished by a black coloured band around the top of the cylinder. Carbon dioxide is a non-conductive and non-corrosive gas used to reduce the amount of oxygen available to the fire.

What is the difference between ABC and CO2 fire extinguisher?

CO2s are designed for Class B and C (flammable liquid and electrical) fires only. Carbon Dioxide is a non-flammable gas that extinguishes fire by displacing oxygen, or taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle.

Which type of fire extinguisher do you use to fight an electrical fire if carbon dioxide extinguisher is unavailable?

Both carbon dioxide and dry chemicals can be used for electrical fires. An advantage of carbon dioxide is that it leaves no residue after the fire is extinguished. When electrical equipment is not energized, extinguishers for Class A or B fires may be used.

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Which of these is the best to use on an electrical fire?

The best way to put out an electrical fire is with a fire extinguisher. If you don’t have one, remember these tips. 1. You should never throw water on an electrical fire because water conducts electricity and you could be electrocuted.

Which extinguisher is most suitable for oil fires?

Wet Chemical fire extinguishers are the most effective against Class F fires (cooking oils and fats) e.g fats, grease and oil. Therefore they are practical in a kitchen environment.

Do CO2 fire extinguishers expire?

There is no set fire extinguisher expiry period in Australia. However, there are standards in place to ensure extinguisher and its contents are working properly. … Visual inspections, pressure checks, and refills will ensure that the contents of your extinguisher have not expired.

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