Halotron and CO2 extinguishers each have their advantages. Carbon dioxide is a trusted non-conductive clean agent and is most effective when used in electronic equipment fires. Halotron is a clean, non-conductive gaseous agent that is an excellent replacement for Halon 1211 extinguishers because it has a lower environmental impact and leaves no residue Halotron Fire Extinguisher

Halotron interrupts the chemical chain reaction and cools the fuel to extinguish the fire. Carbon dioxide displaces oxygen and cools the fuel to extinguish the fire. Both Halotron and CO2 are rated for Class B and Class C fires while Halotron extinguishers over 11 lbs are rated for Class A also. Now that you’re more familiar with how each agent works, let’s talk about the differences between the two.
Discharge Time and Distance

The discharge range varies based on the size of the extinguisher. As you can see below,

Halotron is capable of extinguishing a fire at a further distance than a CO2 fire extinguisher. While the Halotron extinguishers fully discharge more quickly than CO2 fire extinguishers, the extended range and the more concentrated agent of Halotron make up for this slight disadvantage.
Service Intervals

Every type of fire extinguisher needs to be serviced following any use. All portable fire extinguishers are required to have annual maintenance performed on them. In addition to this annual maintenance, Halotron units are required to have an internal examination every six years.
Additional Advantages of Halotron

Halotron extinguishers have a few additional advantages when compared to a CO2 extinguisher.


Ask the Experts

The differences between CO2 and Halo tron extinguishers need to be considered and evaluated for your specific business or facility. Contact a fire extinguisher expert from Koren Fire & Security today to have your questions answered. It is important that your facility is equipped with the proper fire extinguishers in case of an emergency.

Contact Koren today for assistance with finding the solution for your fire extinguisher needs. One of our extensively trained technicians can visit your business to discuss the different types of fire extinguishers and what works best for your facility in more detail.Halotron Fire Extinguisher
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 halo carbon-based clean fire extinguishing agent for such applications. Halo tron I has shown, by way of repeated successful extinguisher of real-world fires, that it can quickly and effectively protect valuable assets without generating an undesirable solid residue during the fire-extinguisher 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 hydrochloride polyurethane (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.
Halotron – Electronic Fires

Halotron Fire Extinguishers use Halotron™ I, a clean fire extinguishing agent that discharges as a rapidly evaporating liquid, which is non-conductive, non-corrosive, and leaves behind no residue.

Amerex Models A384T, B385TS, B386T: Halotron Extinguishers size 1.4 lb, 2.5 lb, and 5 lb have a BC rating, and can be used on class B and C fires. (These units are not rated for class A fires).

Amerex Models 397 and 398: Halotron Extinguishers size 11 lb and 15.5 lb have an ABC rating, and can be used on class A, B, and C fires.

• Class A: Wood, Paper, cloth, trash, plastics (solids that are not metals).
• Class B: Flammable Liquids-Gasoline, oil, grease, acetone (includes flammable gases).
• Class C: Electrical Fires, Energized electrical equipment fires (anything that is plugged in).

Halotron Extinguishers size 5 lb, 11 lb, and 15.5 lb are USCG Approved for Marine/Boat use with Bracket listed on UL Label (Amerex Models B386T, 397 and 398)

*Halotron Fire Extinguishers are ideal for fires near electronic data and equipment such as data centers, military electronics, laboratories, warehouses, manufacturing plants, general office areas, telecommunication facilities, clean rooms, computer rooms, control rooms, vehicles (including classic autos), boats, engine compartments, aircraft ramps, onboard aircrafts and in facilities that service aircraft and any facility Halotron Fire Extinguisher where dry chemical fire extinguishers could cause unacceptable damage or contamination. Halotron Extinguishers can also be used in bedrooms, home offices, home kitchens, cars, and garages.

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