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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It, and newer Halon alternatives, are considered clean agents because they pose little risk to humans in the area when discharged.
Don't waste your time trying to order one of the old Halon HHFEs.
With Halon Security we want to assemble the stringent requirements that the media industry has for a firewall.
Even developed countries are not without halon banking problems.
The American action stands in stark contrast to that of the Canadian Forces suggesting that the senior leadership at National Defence Headquarters have deemed the risks associated with Halon gas to our rank and file as acceptable.
HRD began buying up those tanks and stockpiling them in its warehouse, knowing that the worldwide supply of Halon eventually would dry up but that its aviation customers would continue to need the fire suppressant.
This protocol originally froze Halon production at 1986 levels in 1992, called for a 50 percent reduction by 1995, and required a complete phaseout by 2000.
2 extinguisher weighs half again as much as a same-size halon unit.
When we chose Commouch's anti-spam and anti-malware technology four years ago, we knew that we had selected the best protection for our customers," said Peter Falck, CEO of Halon.
Decomposed Halon by-products--those created when the compound is exposed to a fire--are more toxic than the Halon itself.
Halon 1301 is currently used for "inerting" the fuel tanks of F-16 fighter aircraft used by the armed forces of Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Portugal and by US troops stationed in Europe.