View Full Version : Halon Extinguisher Fill
11-08-2004, 09:02 PM
Anyone know were you can have a Halon Bottle filled? I have had no luck in the London Sarnia area.:confused:
11-09-2004, 07:22 AM
i believe that halon has been banned.
the problem is that it removes that oxygen from the air, potentially suffocating the person using the extinguisher!
something to think about if you still have it in your car!
11-09-2004, 07:28 AM
Actually, I think Halon is still available. CO2 has the same problem though with potentially suffocating the driver. I was always told that if you have to use your supression system to take a deep breath before activating it.
Unfortunatly I did have to use mine this year due to an oil fire in my engine bay. I remember taking a second breath near the end of the spray cycle and kinda wished I hadn't. I was using CO2.
11-09-2004, 12:22 PM
Try any one of the establishments listed here:
11-09-2004, 09:47 PM
Thanks for the up date, I think a lung full of Halon or CO2 would be better then one full of flames and smoke. I got good response in the General section with locations of refilling stations. Its still legal south of the border and on planes and boats here. I did send the bottle away indicating it was for a plane and then a boat with no luck. With the direct contacts given me now I can make a personal attemp at getting it filled. :p
11-22-2004, 11:47 AM
Halon has very low toxicity. The concentrations that are used do not displace enough oxygen to threaten life safety. In fact, Halon 1301 is used in total flooding applications where the occupants of the room stay in the room.
CO2 is more toxic than Halon. CO2 works by simply displacing the oxygen (remove the fuel), and to a much smaller extent, by cooling the fire (remove the heat). To people, it is poisonous in addition to displacing oxygen.
Halon works in a much more complicated fashion. It interupts the combustion process and changes the reaction from exothermic (creating heat) to endothermic (using heat).
Halon is out of production because it is the worst substance on earth for depleting the ozone layer (ODP=10).
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