What is HP CO2?
The Kidde High Pressure Carbon Dioxide (HP CO2) System is ideal for industrial processes where flammable materials and vapors present a potential fire hazard. The Kidde HP CO2 System utilizes highly sophisticated electric and/or pneumatic detection units which sense fire at its inception.
What is low pressure CO2 system?
Low pressure carbon dioxide (CO2) systems are specialized fire suppression systems designed to maintain the carbon dioxide supply at 0° F and 300 psig in an insulated, refrigerated pressure storage unit. These storage units contains the amount of CO2 required to stop fire.
What is CO2 flooding system?
CO2 flooding system or central bank CO2 system is one of the common fixed fire fighting system installed on most of the ships. It releases carbon dioxide (CO2) in bulk quantity to a protected space (such as engine room, cargo hold, purifier room, pump room, etc.) under fire.
What is high pressure CO2?
High pressure carbon dioxide fire suppression systems are designed for smaller, moisture sensitive applications. Unlike their bulk, low-pressure brothers, these systems utilize smaller (up to 100 pounds) pressurized tanks. These tanks can be manifolded together for rapid simultaneous discharge.
What is high pressure and low pressure CO2 system?
High-pressure CO2suppression systems store CO2in cylinders and are intended for smaller fires. Cylinders can hold up to 100 pounds per tank. Once discharged, there is no more CO2 in the tank. In contrast, low-pressure systems store CO2in one large tank versus several cylinders.
Can CO2 put out fire?
Carbon dioxide can effectively suppress fires of most materials with the exception of active metals, metal hydrides, and materials containing their own oxygen source, such as cellulose nitrate (Wysocki 1992).
How does CO2 control a fire?
Carbon dioxide extinguishes work by displacing oxygen, or taking away the oxygen element of the fire triangle. The carbon dioxide is also very cold as it comes out of the extinguisher, so it cools the fuel as well.
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How much PSI is in a CO2 cartridge?
How much CO2 does one cartridge dispense? It depends on the size of the tire. For example, for a standard ATV tire, one 16 gram cartridge can fill a fully flat tire to 3 psi. For a standard dirt bike tire, one 16 gram cartridge can fill a fully flat tire to about 15 psi.
When should a CO2 fire extinguisher not be used?
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.