top button
Flag Notify
    Connect to us
      Facebook Login
      Site Registration

Facebook Login
Site Registration

To put out the fire, which gas is released by Fire Extinguishers ?

+1 vote
126 views
To put out the fire, which gas is released by Fire Extinguishers ?
posted Jul 17, 2015 by Anshika Utadi

Share this question
Facebook Share Button Twitter Share Button LinkedIn Share Button

1 Answer

+2 votes

Fire extinguishers contain different chemicals, depending on the application.

Handheld extinguishers, which are commonly sold at hardware stores for use in the kitchen or garage, are pressurized with nitrogen or carbon dioxide (CO2) to propel a stream of fire-squelching agent to the fire. The active material may be a powder such as potassium bicarbonate (KHCO3), liquid water, an evaporating fluorocarbon or the propelling agent itself.

answer Jul 18, 2015 by Amit Kumar Pandey
...