Under normal atmospheric temperature and pressures, carbon dioxide exists as a colorless, odorless gas which is about 1,5 times heavier than air. Carbon dioxide will not burn or support combustion and will not sustain life. When confined within a suitable pressure vessel and depending on temperature and pressure conditions, carbon dioxide can exist in any of three stages of matter; solid, liquid and gas. CO2 fire extinguishing systems are available in both versions high pressure and low pressure. In high pressure CO2 fire extinguishing systems, the extinguishing agent is stored in cylinders up to 70 bar pressure. In low pressure CO2 fire extinguishing systems, the extinguishing agent is stored in special refrigerated tanks, at 18 bar pressure.
Carbon Dioxide fire protection systems are available for use in total flooding or local fire protection applications – making it an effective fire protection system for a wide variety of hazards. CO2 fire extinguishing systems are able to extinguish quickly any type of fire in areas not occupied by personnel, allowing the recovery, in a very short time, of all working operations because it does not leave any residue in the environment after its use. When applied to a fire, CO2 provides a heavy blanket of gas that reduces the oxygen level to a point where combustion cannot occur. CO2 fire extinguishing system is extremely versatile and effective on a wide range of flammable and combustible materials and approved for Class A, B and C hazards. After the extinguishing, the area involved must be adequately ventilated, considering that CO2 is heavier than air and it is concentrated in low-lying areas.



CO2 Fire Extinguishing systems are used to protect:

  • Paint and varnish manufacturing and processing areas.
  • Powder coating and painting boots.
  • Transformers and substations.
  • Rolling mills and turbines.
  • False floors and cable shafts.
  • Engine test benches and Ship engine room / compartments.
  • Power generation
  • Metal production and processing
  • Electronics/Computer production
  • Data processing centers

Advantages and benefits of CO2 Fire Suppression Systems:

  • Fast - Within seconds, CO2 penetrates the entire hazard areas to smother the combustion.
  • Environmentally Friendly - CO2 exists as a gas in the earth’s atmosphere and is one of the by-products of combustion. Its use has no environmental impact.
  • Non-damaging - CO2 does not cause spoilage, requires no clean up and leaves no residue.
  • Non-conductive - CO2 is electrically non-conductive, allowing use for a wide variety of special applications.
  • Adaptive - CO2 is effective on a wide range of flammable and combustible materials.



A CO2 fire suppression system consists of one or more banks of cylinder storage containers to supply the CO2 extinguishing agent. Flexible discharge hoses connect the cylinders into a piping manifold. The manifold distributes the agent into the piping network. Nozzles regulate the flow of CO2 into the protected area. For more information about our CO2 fire suppression systems, please contact us.