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Halotron I Fire Extinguishers | Use, Classification and Model Designs

Halotron Fire Extinguishers | Use, Classification and Model Designs

Halotron I Fire Extinguishers | Use, Classification and Model DesignsHalotron Fire extinguishers are highly durable and built to last. Available in portable, wheeled and offshore models, capable of extinguishing Class A, Class B, and Class C fires. Unlike other fire extinguishers such as the ABC Dry Chemical or the Purple K (Monoammonium Phosphate and Potassium Bicarbonate respectively), the agent, Halotron I, is considered a clean agent.

The Halotron I agent is residue-free and easy to clean-up after it has been used. The Halotron fire extinguisher is primarily used when extinguishing fires involving sensitive electronic equipment as it is nonconductive and doesn’t corrode the equipment.

Many businesses and government agencies are switching from the traditional ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers to Halotron fire extinguishers because of its versatile use, noncorrosive and earth-friendly properties.

 Breakdown of Class A, Class B, and Class C Fires

Class A Fires

Class A fires are one of the most common types of fires as they are fueled by common substances such as paper, wood, cardboard, or regular household trash. Class A fires can occur in the home, workplace, and various public settings.

Class B Fires

Class B fires consist of the burning of flammable liquids or gasses. Class B fires are frequent in industrial and home kitchens, auto shops, airports and other settings where oil, gas, grease and cooking oils may catch fire.

Note:  NEVER THROW WATER ONTO A CLASS B FIRE as it may spread the fuel source and expand the area that is occurring fire damage.

Other flammable liquids and gasses that are considered fuel for Class B Fires include petroleum greases, oil-based paints, tars, alcohol, and some solvents.

Class C Fires

Class C fires are those that occur in electrical outlets and cords, appliances, electrical panel boxes, computers/server rooms, motors, tools, and any other source that may be energized or electrical.

Note: By removing the power or energized electrical source, the fire is then no longer considered a Class C fire, but rather a Class A or Class B fire, depending on the fuel source that is still burning.

Portable Halotron Fire Extinguishers

Potable Halotron fire extinguishers are designed mostly for offices, small computer/server rooms, single plane hangars, and other areas where sensitive electronic equipment or data is stored.

If you would like to read more about portable fire extinguishers, check out our other articles titled: “Understanding Portable Fire Extinguishers – Use and Limitations”, “How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher”, or “Types of Fire Extinguishers and Their Uses”.

Badger Extra 2.5-pound Halotron I Extinguisher with wall Hook

Badger Extra 5-pound Halotron I Extinguisher with wall Hook

Badger Extra 11-pound Halotron I Extinguisher with wall Hook

Badger Extra 11-pound Halotron I Extinguisher with wall Hook

Wheeled Halotron I Fire Extinguishers

Halotron I Wheeled fire extinguishers are designed for use on fires involving sensitive electronic equipment that is typically stored in larger buildings and warehouses such as research facilities, aircraft ramps and ports, electronic data storage rooms, military electronics, and vehicle/aircraft/marine service centers.

If you would like to learn more about wheeled fire extinguishers, please read our other articles titled, “Specifications for Wheeled Fire Extinguishers”, “Wheeled Fire Extinguishers – Why and Where to Place Them” or “Wheeled Fire Extinguisher Parts and Components also carries standard wheeled Halotron I fire extinguishers.

W-65 Halotron (Buckeye)

W-150 Halotron (Buckeye)

Offshore Halotron I Wheeled Fire Extinguishers

Offshore fire extinguishers are designed to withstand the harsh environmental conditions that are found along the coast, boat docks, or oil rigs. Each offshore fire extinguisher is coated with several specially engineered paint coats designed to prevent damage caused by water, salt and sun that can lead to rust and destroy the mechanics and inner workings of the fire extinguisher, and possibly render it insufficient when needed in an emergency.

You may be interested in our other articles about offshore fire extinguishers titled, “Features of Offshore Fire Extinguishers” or “US Coast Guard Approval for Fire Extinguishers – Buckeye

Offshore Halotron fire extinguishers offered by

OS W-65 Halotron (Buckeye Offshore)

OS W-150 Halotron (Buckeye Offshore)

All Halotron fire extinguishers are UL and ULC listed and meet the DOT and Transport Canada requirements and standards. Additionally, all offshore fire extinguishers are USCG approved when used with certified marine bracket.