carbon dioxide fire extinguisher

carbon dioxide fire extinguisher

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(chemical engineering)
A type of chemical fire extinguisher in which the extinguishing agent is liquid carbon dioxide, stored under 800-900 pounds per square inch (5.5-6.2 megapascals) at normal room temperature.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Luckily, the people inside the property doused most of the flames using a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher.
"It is recommended that each house has a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher," said a PACDA spokesman.
A carbon dioxide fire extinguisher, for example, requires a one to three-metre distance when being used.
Firefighters used a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher and a hose reel jet to douse the flames before ventilating the property with a high-powered fan.
Crews from Solihull and Bickenhill were called to the station shortly after 10am and used a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher to put out the fire.
They used two water and one carbon dioxide fire extinguisher to control the fire."
A carbon dioxide fire extinguisher, for example, requires a 1- to 3-metre safe distance when being used.
Other types have been used for carbon dioxide fire extinguishers.
Security officers stand by with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers as an added precaution.

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