bromotrifluoromethane

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bromotrifluoromethane

[¦brō·mō·trī¦flu̇r·ō′me‚thān]
(organic chemistry)
CBrF3 Fluorine compound that has a molecular weight of 148.93, melting point -180°C, boiling point -59°C; used as a fire-extinguishing agent.
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A MAN previously jailed for a fraud involving the supply of halon gas for airplane fire extinguishers was given six months to pay PS140,000 - or serve a further two and a half years in prison.
A MAN jailed for a fraud involving the supply of halon gas for aeroplane fire extinguishers was yesterday given six months to pay PS140,000 or serve a further two and a half years in prison.
Milenio TV, which is part of the media group that publishes the daily newspaper Milenio, said the incident might have been caused by an implosion caused by halon gas, a fire-suppressant chemical that PEMEX was storing at the site.
PPL is investigating why the fire protection system activated, releasing halon gas.
They also have a halon gas vault for the storage of computer backup tapes.
The council's software is protected by a halon gas fire system.
There are some key fittings on board, including an American-made Seafire Halon gas fire extinguisher located in the engine compartment.
Each vehicle is also capable of producing 50,000 litres of foam a minute and carries halon gas and specialist powders designed to deal with aviation fires.
One such substance is produced by the Halon gas automatic fire and explosion suppression system used on many military vehicles, including the new Light Armoured Vehicles known as LAVs.
When computer equipment and electrical wiring became soaked in water, the room's fire suppression system detected an electrical fire and began filling the room with halon gas, which sucks oxygen from the air.
A halon gas fire suppression system protects evacuees and gains them precious time in the event of a blaze.
No article about fire would be complete without a mention of Halon gas.