Halon


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halon

[′ha‚län]
(organic chemistry)
A fluorocarbon that has one or more bromine atoms in its molecule.

Halon

Bromine-containing compounds with long atmospheric lifetimes whose breakdown in the stratosphere causes depletion of ozone. Halons are used in fire suppression systems and fire extinguishers.
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Do not discharge or demil the Halon HHFEs before turn-in.
The administration of Halon Security can be carried out via a serial console or a web interface.
Most focus first on economic problems and then on the environment," says Wilman Rajiman, the Indonesia Halon Bank Project manager at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.
For the record, Esprit de Corps would like to note its opposition to the current view that is apparently being espoused by NDHQ's senior leadership pertaining to the use of the automatic fire and explosion suppressant using Halon gas.
Only in critical defense, military, and nuclear facilities will Halon systems introduce concentration levels that can be life threatening.
Halon becomes more dangerous under heated conditions; evacuate the fire area as soon as possible.
Halon's new security update is available immediately for Halon customers as part of the Halon Email Security solution.
Other products have not been able to better or even match the cost and efficiency standards set by Halon 1301.
Halon Security's solution for email, Halon Virtual Spam Prevention is the industry leader in email security and has been awarded several industry and magazine awards from comparative reviews.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, September 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Scandinavia's leading developer of security software, Halon Security(TM), are proud to announce that the Virtual Spam Prevention(TM) software is the first ever product from Scandinavia to achieve VMware Ready(TM) for Email Security, a new status in the VMware Ready(TM) program.
Since 1987, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has measured halon levels in the lower atmosphere by collecting air samples every one to two months in Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, and American Samoa.
Halon is due to be phased out by 2003 under the 'Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer'.