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Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Suppression Systems

Carbon Dioxide Suppression Systems use CO2 which has a high rate of expansion to suppress fires quicklyCarbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Suppression Systems

Another option for a fast acting fire suppressant is CO2.  As an odorless, colorless, electrically non-conductive gas, it has a number of uses and has been approved for Class A, B and C fires.  Carbon dioxide has a high rate of expansion, which allows for it to act quickly suppressing the fire.

Benefits of CO2 Systems3CO2Tanks_lores

  • Fast – smothers fire within seconds
  • Environmental – clean and safe
  • Non-Damaging – no residue means no cleanup
  • Non-Conductive – works in applications where water would cause damage
  • Adaptive – can be used for a variety of hazards

Typical uses:

  • Flammable Liquid Storage Areas
  • Paint Spray Booths
  • Turbine Driven Generators
  • Electrical Areas
  • Dust Collectors
  • Printing
  • Research Facilities

Low Pressure CO2

Low-pressure CO2 systems are typically used for applications where larger quantities of the agent are needed.  This is particularly useful where there is large machinery and cargo areas to protect like on ships or for large newspaper printing facilities.  Low pressure systems have large tanks allowing for a significant amount of CO2 to be delivered to an area.

 High Pressure CO2

High-pressure systems are used in smaller spaces and/or for smaller hazards.  Some of the more common areas that are suited for high pressure CO2 systems are closed, unoccupied spaces, such as a semiconductor wet bench, control rooms and paint lines.

The experts at Reliable Fire & Security can help you determine which system is right for your application.