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Halon 1211 Fire Extinguisher Alternatives

H3R

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Halon 1211 is still available and the best option to fight a fire, but did you know we have a couple of alternatives available?

Halotron 1 is the most widely tested and accepted Halon 1211 alternative. Our smallest Halotron 1 extinguisher available is the 2.5 lb B385TS. In addition to Halotron 1, we now offer Halotron BrX! Halotron BrX is a great alternative to Halon 1211 as it has a low global warming potential and very low ozone depletion potential. Halotron BrX has been approved for use on commercial aircraft and is a UL, ISO, EN, EASA and FAA compliant Halon 1211 alternative. Our most popular Halotron BrX model is the 347.
 

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That's good news, but curious, why is BrX so expensive?
 
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Biggest problem with Halon (2.5 lb B385TS):

Do not use in confined spaces less than 350 ft3.

In addition to the physical size.
 

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$1200 is more than my yearly insurance premium! I’m thinking if I’m on the ground, it’s going to burn. 😂 My Halon mounted in both cockpits will suffice for now

It must be made of unobtanium, unicorn tears, and gryffin feathers! Holy Mary mother of God, please tell me that’s a “clerical error” 😂

The key here is just don’t catch on fire, and it’s all good.
 

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Biggest problem with Halon (2.5 lb B385TS):
Do not use in confined spaces less than 350 ft3.
Although a cockpit is a small space, the air is rapidly exchanged with outside air if the plane is in flight. I'd rather use it, than not, if there were flames.

* Orest
 

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Although a cockpit is a small space, the air is rapidly exchanged with outside air if the plane is in flight. I'd rather use it, than not, if there were flames.
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(apparently there's no "Like" button for posts in the sponsor section!)
 

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That's good news, but curious, why is BrX so expensive?
Halotron BrX is more expensive compared to Halon or other Halon alternative fire extinguishers due in large part to economies of scale. Halotron BrX is a new product that is only allowed for use in aviation, while Halon and other Halon alternatives are accepted for commercial use.
 
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