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post #11 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2002, 08:37 AM
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Re: Fire extinguishers

What happened to Halon extinguishers?
Can't find any anywhere. Weren't they rated ABC?

Sometimes the dry powder ones do more damage than the fire
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Did you try a marina? They should have them or beable to order one. I wouldn't buy anything else because of the mess the dry chemical makes the stuff is almost impossable to get off aluminum.

I had a liitle outboard go up in flames running it in the test tank one time. I hit it with dry chemical but I wish I would of just tossed it in the tank. It took me 3 hours to clean the thing off and it was still stained. The next day we had a shiney new Halon hung next to the tank.
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Halon is pretty much illegal now, because it can be toxic. I don't think you'll be able to find it. About the only application anymore is in suppresion systems in computer/server rooms. And the occupants must evacuate the room, or they'll be dead. Any ABC extinguisher should do the job for you, though they are a little messy.

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Re: Fire extinguishers

What are they using in race cars for fire suppression where it's plumbed into the engine compartment?
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Re: Fire extinguishers

Halon is pretty bad for the ozone, so they quit producing them.You can still get them..though they are pricy I hear.
dry chem shouldn't hurt much on our jeeps, they really aren't sensitive electronic equipment [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I'm not sure what they use in racecars.I'd imagine it would be something like a water mist system or one of the halon replacements.

you might be able to get it refilled at a fire station, or a fire protection service like simplex might do it..or could tell you.
some extinguishers aren't reusable though.Check on the label
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Halon is now out of production. They claim it damages the ozone layer. You may still find some place to recharge your old extinguisher, but it will be expensive. Our buildings in my work place used to be fire protected with an automatic halon system. Now we use a enviromental safe product called enorgin.
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As kanai posted Halon is not in production, however that gas has been replaced with a similar product called Intergen. These products probably wouldn't be the best choice for a Jeep fire suppression system due to the fact that they displace the oxygen, thus eliminating the fire. We have a number of these fire suppression system in out computer rooms, but the rooms are sealed in order for the suppression to work. I figure the time a fire occurs in the jeep, one would find themselves on the trail, rather than a sealed room. Probably not the first choice for Jeep fire suppression. Just sharing thoughts.


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Bad for the atmosphere....I wondered why I could not find a halon. I also wonder what the fumes from a burning vehicle or house does to the atmosphere... Some time I think the "greenies" just don't see the big picture like they claim too.
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I believe energen is part part nitrogen, c02, and an inert gas.

The good thing about Halon is it inhibits the chemical chain reaction of combustion.
I'd imagine that though its pretty bad, it makes it much worse because I believe owners have to do trip test to ensure it is operational by releasing the whole system every few yeras
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