First, the CO2 is unlikely to extinguish the fire. Second, the high-pressure blast could force the fire across the room where it ignites other combustible materials. If your only concern about a fire at home relates to the kitchen, a CO2 fire extinguisher is not a good choice.
When should you not use a CO2 fire extinguisher?
Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers, when used in the right circumstances can save lives. However, it would be dangerous to use a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher when dealing with flammable gases, cooking oils and fats, or in a confined space.
Which is a disadvantage of CO2 extinguishers?
Disadvantages Of Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers
As CO2 works by displacing the oxygen around the fire, it is not suitable for outdoor use, or in environments exposed to windy conditions. CO2 is a high pressured extinguisher. Using it on class A fires or class F fires could cause the fire to spread.
How do I choose a fire extinguisher?
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides minimum recommendations for the home: Primary Fire Extinguishers – For your main home protection, install a 2-A:10-B:C rated extinguisher on every level of your home – no more than 40 feet apart. Include all locations where a fire may start.
Is ABC fire extinguisher OK for kitchen?
For the kitchen it’s generally recommended to have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher, such as one for Class A-B-C fires, or one that can specifically handle Class B or K fires.
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.
How much does a CO2 fire extinguisher cost?
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Can you use fire extinguisher on electrical fire?
Fire extinguishers with a Class C rating are suitable for fires in “live” electrical equipment. Both monoammonium phosphate and sodium bicarbonate are commonly used to fight this type of fire because of their nonconductive properties.