The Badger™ Extra 5-Pound Halotron I Fire Extinguisher is a top-of-the-line fire extinguisher that is designed to provide reliable protection against fires. With its powerful Halotron I extinguishing agent, it is capable of quickly extinguishing fires caused by flammable liquids and electrical equipment.
This fire extinguisher is easy to use, with a simple pull pin and clear instruction label that provides step-by-step instructions for use. Its lightweight and compact design make it easy to carry and store, and it is built to last with a durable metal valve and aluminum cylinder.
Whether you need to protect your home, business, or other space from the threat of fires, the Badger™ Extra 5-Pound Halotron I Fire Extinguisher is an excellent choice. With its high-quality construction and reliable performance, you can feel confident that you are well-prepared in the event of an emergency.
About Halotron I
Halotron I is a proven clean fire extinguishing agent designed for streaming applications in portable and handheld fire extinguishers. It is the world’s most widely distributed halocarbon-based clean fire extinguishing agent for such applications. Halotron I has shown, by way of repeated successful extinguishment of real-world fires, that it can quickly and effectively protect valuable assets without generating an undesirable solid residue during the fire-extinguishment process.
It is common for users of fire extinguishers to have limited experience in their operation, and an independent study showed that Halotron I is easier to use for such relatively inexperienced users than other halocarbon clean agents. Halotron I is a safe, effective, environmentally acceptable chemical blend based on the raw material HCFC-123. It was originally introduced in 1992 to replace severe ozone depleting halon 1211, or bromochlorodifluoromethane (BCF).
Halotron I is discharged as a rapidly evaporating liquid, with a throw length of 6 to 45 feet (1.8 to 13.7 meters). Its relatively high boiling point of 80.6°F (27°C) gives it an advantage over other clean extinguishing agents, which tend to have lower boiling points and therefore evaporate sooner, limiting their throw length and overall effectiveness to the non-expert firefighter.
Also, unlike traditional dry chemical agents such as monoammonium phosphate (ABC Dry Chemical) or potassium bicarbonate (Purple K), which can be corrosive, Halotron I is a clean agent that leaves no residue after application, and consequently inflicts little to no collateral damage on equipment in the vicinity of the fire.
Halotron I is approved as environmentally acceptable under the U.S.
EPA’s SNAP program and has undergone the most extensive testing of any halogenated clean agent for portable fire extinguishers since 1992. There are more than 30 separate UL listings for Halotron I portable extinguishers, which is more than twice the number available with any other halocarbon-based clean agent.
USCG Approved (US Coast Guard Approved) Explained:
When a fire extinguisher is USCG approved, it means that it has been tested and certified to meet the safety standards set by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for use on boats and other marine vessels. The USCG has established these standards to ensure that fire extinguishers used in the marine environment are effective, reliable, and safe.
To receive USCG approval, fire extinguishers must pass a series of tests that evaluate their performance in suppressing fires involving flammable liquids, electrical equipment, and other materials commonly found on boats. These tests also evaluate factors such as durability, corrosion resistance, and ease of use.
Fire extinguishers that are USCG approved will have a label or marking indicating their approval, which typically includes a USCG approval number. The label may also indicate the type and size of fire extinguisher, as well as other important information such as its weight and operating instructions.
Having a USCG approved fire extinguisher on board a vessel is not only required by law, but it can also be critical for the safety of those on board. In the event of a fire on a boat or other marine vessel, a USCG approved fire extinguisher can help to quickly and effectively extinguish the flames, potentially preventing a catastrophic loss of life and property.
In 2022, new US Coast Guard or marine vessel fire extinguisher regulations were published at the following link. federalregister.gov/documents/2021/10/22/2021-22578/fire-protection-for-recreational-vessels#sectno-reference-175.320. The regulation may be found in 33 CFR Chapter 1, Subchapter S Part 175 Subpart E .
Here is a simplified explanation of the new extinguisher requirements, which depend on the model year of the boat:
- Model year 2018 or newer: Vessels may carry extinguishers labeled as 5-B, 10-B or 20-B. Extinguishers labeled with B-I or B-II only are no longer acceptable. The manufacturing date must not be more than 12 years old.
- Model year 2017 or older: Vessels may carry extinguishers labeled either 5-B, 20-B rated extinguishers with date stamp or B-I, B-II rated fire extinguishers.