Great question! Halons are low-toxicity, chemically stable compounds that have been used for fire and explosion protection from early in the last century. Halon has proven to be an extremely effective fire suppressant. Halon is clean (i.e., leaves no residue) and is remarkably safe for human exposure. Halon is a highly effective agent for firefighting in closed passenger carrying areas. Due to its effectiveness and relatively low toxicity, the FAA continues to recommend or require Halon extinguishers for use on commercial aircraft.Is it safe to use a halon fire extinguisher in a small Piper cockpit during flight?
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Halotron 1 is not as effective lb. for lb. as Halon 1211. The lowest UL rating recommended for aviation use is 2B:C. The 2.5 lb. Halotron 1 extinguisher that we offer is 2B:C rated.What is the reason that Haloton extinguishers are not offered in the 1.25 lb size that the Halon 1211 are?
Cap,I have an elderly automatic 1211 extinguisher mounted in a safe dry location. No issues, full on the gage, structurally and cosmetically in perfect condition. No one locally can (or will ) check/test it. Is there an age limit when it should be discarded?
I have my other dry extinguishers serviced yearly. Wondering about if a hydrostat test is needed?