The Buckeye 10 lb. carbon dioxide portable fire extinguisher (Model 45600BE) is designed for heavy duty use and comes with an industrial-grade durable aluminum valve assembly for superior strength and special powder coating for protection against corrosion. This extinguisher is rechargeable, has metal pins, a nameplate with bilingual operating and maintenance instructions, and a wall bracket.
Typical Uses include providing protection for sensitive electronic equipment in offices, classrooms, churches, parking garages, and hotel/ motel assembly halls and guest areas. For protecting sensitive electronic equipment in businesses such as retail stores, light manufacturing facilities, research facilities, auto dealerships, vehicle/aircraft/marine service centers, and manufacturing processes such as painting, dipping, and coating.
Features of the Buckeye 45600 10 lb. carbon dioxide portable fire extinguisher:
- Agent Capacity: 10 lb. (4.54 kg)
- UL/ULC Rating: 10-B:C
- Discharge Time: 9 sec
- Discharge Range: 4-8 ft/1.2-2.4 m
- USCG Approval: Type B:C Size I
- Ship Weight: 27.75 lb. (12.6 kg)
- Height: 19.75 inches (50.2 cm)
- Width: 12 Inches (30.5 cm)
- Diameter: 6.89 inches (17.5 cm)
- Wall Mount included
Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression Agent
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a versatile and effective fire extinguishing agent that has been used for many years in various applications. It is a colorless, odorless, and non-flammable gas that is stored as a compressed liquid. CO2 works by displacing the oxygen that fuels the fire, creating an atmosphere that is not conducive to combustion.
One of the main benefits of using CO2 as a fire extinguishing agent is that it is safe to use on electrical equipment and other sensitive materials. Unlike other extinguishing agents, CO2 is non-conductive and non-corrosive, which means that it will not damage or harm the equipment it is used on. This makes it an ideal choice for data centers, computer rooms, and other areas with sensitive electronics.
Another benefit of using CO2 as an extinguishing agent is that it leaves no residue. This is particularly important in applications where a clean environment is necessary, such as in the food and beverage industry, where other extinguishing agents may leave behind harmful residues that could contaminate the product.
CO2 is also environmentally friendly. Unlike some halon-based extinguishing agents, which are known to contribute to ozone depletion and global warming, CO2 has no adverse effects on the environment. It is also non-toxic and does not pose a health risk to people or animals.
CO2 is also easy to use and transport. It is available in portable fire extinguishers and can be quickly deployed in an emergency. CO2 extinguishers are also lightweight, which makes them easy to handle and transport to different areas of a facility.
In addition to its effectiveness in extinguishing fires, CO2 has other benefits as well. For example, it is an inert gas, which means that it can be used to displace air in certain applications. It is also used in the food and beverage industry as a refrigerant, as it can be used to freeze and transport products without damaging them.
In conclusion, CO2 is an excellent fire extinguishing agent due to its effectiveness, safety, and environmental friendliness. Its non-conductive, non-corrosive, and residue-free properties make it ideal for use on sensitive materials, while its inert nature and ease of use make it a versatile and convenient choice for a variety of applications.