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MemberJune 12, 2021 at 12:28 pm::
Most of the fire extinguisher, which is powered by a fuel and oxygen. The oxygen comes from the air. This is the same as the amount of oxygen that we breathe. On the basis of the oxygen comes in contact with the fuel, and if you are covered by the fuel, something that is, of the oxygen, the fire will go out.
It is not just an element that is able to put out the fire. You need something that burns, that is, the light, and are easy to place on it. In total, to choose from: carbon dioxide gas.
Carbon dioxide is a colorless, odorless gas-which at present is in the air. Animals and humans breathe in the air of oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.
This is exactly what happens when a tree is burned. The fire uses oxygen and carbon dioxide, and releasing them. As to the carbon dioxide that is already burned out, it will not burn, if you cast it into the midst of the fire.
Because carbon dioxide is a gas, it is easy to store, and distribute. If compressed, it will become loose when the nozzle is opened, the gas escapes.
Carbon dioxide, are more closely related to the oxygen. So, when you spray, carbon dioxide, fire, and the result is floating in the oxygen from the fire’s oxygen supply. No oxygen, no fire.