Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide is an effective fire extinguishing agent. Carbon Dioxide (CO 2 ) is a colorless, odorless, and electrically non-conductive gas. Since CO 2 is naturally found in the atmosphere, there is no environmental impact and it is environmentally preferred. CO 2 suppresses a fire by forming a blanket of heavy gas that absorbs heat from the fire, reducing the oxygen content to a point where combustion cannot occur.

CO 2 is an acceptable Halon 1301 alternative. There are two types of CO 2 systems:

Total Flooding System, which quickly extinguishes both surface and deep seated fire hazards by discharging the agent into an enclosed volume.

Local Application System, which is used when the hazard is non-enclosable. These systems protect a two- or three-dimensional hazard by discharging the carbon dioxide directly on the burning material.

BFPE International maintains a quantity of CO 2 . In the event you have a discharge, we are able to recharge your system within 24 hours, so that you are able to resume business with minimal interruption.

Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems utilizing CO 2 :

Kidde ® Carbon Dioxide Suppression System manufactured by Kidde Fire Systems

Specifications and Design Guides:

Kidde Carbon Dioxide Suppression System Brochure

Carbon Dioxide Fire Suppression System manufactured by Fike Corporation

Specifications and Design Guides:

CO 2 with Cheetah Xi Specification
CO 2 with Cheetah Xi 50 Specification
CO 2 with SHP PRO Specification


Fike CO 2 Brochure

Contact BFPE International for a clean agent fire suppression system containing CO 2 .

Institution and Agency Recognition for CO 2 and as an acceptable replacement for Halon 1301 in the:

- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 12 Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems
- International Standards Organization (ISO) 14520
- European Committee for Standardization (CEN) 14520

We also provide Total Fire Protection Agreements , Clean Agent Portable Fire Extinguishers . Please contact us for more information.