Carbon Dioxide Storage Self Evaluation Checklist Mobile App
Liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) is a liquefied compressed gas that can be found in compressed gas cylinders with a gas phase above the liquid phase or in insulated containers containing refrigerated liquid carbon dioxide.
How does it work?
Carbon dioxide gas is an asphyxiant that can displace oxygen to dangerous and even fatal levels. Liquid carbon dioxide systems are an area of concern due to its widespread presence in assembly occupancies; especially restaurants. Restaurants often receive bulk deliveries of CO2 in liquid form. Frequently there is a lack of knowledge by owners, managers, staff, and patrons regarding the risks associated with these systems. Some vendors have also been placing them in occupancies with no building or fire department oversight. Additionally, firefighters need to have appropriate advanced knowledge of their locations in the event of an emergency response at these locations. The Carbon Dioxide Storage Self Evaluation Checklist mobile app applies to insulated liquefied carbon dioxide systems only. The apps checklist is recommended for a self-evaluation of carbon dioxide storage and handling.