The most effective and safest solution for extinguishing class B and C fires

CO2 fire extinguishers are fire extinguishers that use carbon dioxide as an extinguishing agent. They are suitable for extinguishing class B (flammable liquids) and class C (electrical equipment) fires. Some features of CO2 fire extinguishers are:

  • They are effective in smothering the fire, preventing the arrival of oxygen to the fuel.

  • They are safe to use on electrical equipment, as they do not conduct current and will not damage components.

  • They are light in weight and easy to handle as CO2 is a compressed gas that is released under high pressure.

  • They are environmentally friendly, as CO2 is a natural gas that does not damage the ozone layer.

CO2 fire extinguishers are the ideal solution for extinguishing electrical and flammable liquid fires. Gielle also offers a complete fire extinguisher maintenance service to guarantee the correct functioning of all fire-fighting devices.

Carbon dioxide acts on fire in two ways


CO2 replaces the oxygen in the air and prevents the flammable material from burning.


CO2 expands rapidly when released from the fire extinguisher and absorbs the heat from the fire.

Characteristics of CO2 fire extinguishers

The main advantage of CO2 fire extinguishers is that they leave no residue after use, which can be important for protecting sensitive and expensive electronic equipment. Other typical areas of application of CO2 fire extinguishers are food preparation areas, laboratories and printing or duplication areas.

The CO2 fire extinguisher has a steel cylinder which contains the compressed gas in liquid form. When the lever is pressed, the gas leaves the cylinder and becomes carbonated snow which puts out the fire. Then it turns into dry ice.

Not sure which fire extinguisher to choose? Contact us now!
Gielle has a wide range of portable and wheeled co2 fire extinguishers, our technicians are at your disposal to advise you in choosing the most suitable product for your fire-fighting needs.

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    Fire extinguishers regulations

    Fire extinguishers regulations are rules and guidelines that specify the requirements and standards for fire extinguishers in different settings and situations. Fire extinguisher regulations may vary depending on the country, region, industry or authority that issues them.

    Some of the common aspects of fire extinguisher regulations are:

    • Fire extinguishers must be installed in easily accessible and visible places, close to exits and fire hazards.

    • Fire extinguishers must be appropriate for the class of fire they can extinguish (A, B, C, D o F).

    • Fire extinguishers must be maintained in good condition and checked periodically by qualified personnel.

    • Fire extinguishers must be installed at least 10cm from the floor up to a maximum of 1.5m. The exceptions are fire extinguishers heavier than 18kg, which can be installed up to 1.1m off the floor, and wheeled fire extinguishers that do not need to be lifted off the floor.

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    Fire extinguishers disposal

    Gielle offers a complete fire extinguisher disposal service, it takes care of collecting and disposing of used or expired fire extinguishers in a safe way and in compliance with environmental standards. Our fire extinguisher disposal service offers many advantages.

    Complete service

    We take care of all stages of disposal, from collection to transport and recycling of fire extinguishers.

    Certified company

    We guarantee the traceability and documentation of the disposal, providing the necessary certificates.

    Save time and money

    We take care of everything! You also won’t have to worry about fines or penalties for improper disposal.

    Safeguard the environment

    The disposal service reduces the impact of fire extinguishers on waste and promotes their recovery and reuse.


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    We offer solutions with natural or chemical extinguishing agents, gas/water-combined as well as water mist solutions.


    Fire extinguishers

    Gielle offers a huge selection of quality fire extinguishers with a wide range of approvals including CE Mark and more.


    Fire systems maintenance

    Fire protection systems require regular servicing to run at optimum performance and effectively combat fire.


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