The Badger™ Extra 15.5-Pound Halotron® I 15 HB is specifically designed for use in high technological areas.
Halotron® I is a clean agent meaning it leaves no residue. It is the most widely distributed halocarbon-based clean fire extinguishing agent in the world. It is also considered to be environmentally acceptable, as well as, effective and safe.
Features of the Badger™ Extra 15.5-Pound Halotron® I 15 HB fire extinguisher include:
Size: 15.5 lb
Dimensions: 17 1/8″H x 8 3/4″W x 7 1/4″D
Model Number: 15 HB
UL Rating: 2A:10B:C
Cylinder Material: Steel
Recharge Expellant: Argon
Operating Pressure: 125 psi
Temperature Range: -40°F–120°F
Agent Flow Rate: 1.20 lb/sec
Discharge Time: 14 sec
Discharge Range: 12–18 ft
Shipping Weight: 26 lb, 8 oz
USCG Approval: Type B:C, Size II
Bracket: HB-11 (Sold Separately)
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.
Halotron I in Aircrafts:
Halotron I is a great extinguishing agent in aircraft for several reasons:
- Clean agent: Halotron I is a clean extinguishing agent that does not leave any residue or cause any damage to aircraft components. This is particularly important in aircraft where damage to sensitive electronic equipment can cause significant safety and operational issues.
- Fast-acting: Halotron I works quickly to suppress fires, which is particularly important in aircraft where fires can spread rapidly due to the confined space and high oxygen levels.
- Non-conductive: Halotron I is non-conductive, which means it can be used safely on electrical equipment without risking damage to the equipment or injury to the user.
- Environmentally friendly: Halotron I is a halocarbon extinguishing agent that has no ozone-depleting potential and a very low global warming potential, making it an environmentally friendly choice for aircraft firefighting.
Overall, the combination of its effectiveness, cleanliness, fast-acting nature, non-conductivity, and environmental friendliness makes Halotron I an excellent extinguishing agent for use in aircraft.