Do Not Release Carbon Dioxide If Flammable Vapors Are Present – Static Electricity May Lead To Explosion
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Do Not Release Carbon Dioxide If Flammable Vapors Are Present – Static Electricity May Lead To Explosion

Carbon dioxide gas is widely used for fire extinguishment. At elevated pressures, the gas can be liquefied and kept in a pressure vessel at its saturated vapor pressure, which at 20 °C is 5.6 MPa. This is the most convenient way to store large quantities of carbon dioxide at ambient temperatures.  At atmospheric pressure, carbon dioxide can only exist as a gas, or if cooled to about -80 °C, as dry ice, its solid form. When liquid CO₂ is released...

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