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rgatijnet1

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I'm aware that the production of Halon has stopped, I guess the discharge of a Halon fire suppressor does more damage to the ozone layer then the toxins released during the burning of a RV.

Can you tell me some of the options that you mention are available?



Here is a link that explains the different agents available: Fire suppressants
Halotron is now used in PC rooms. Than there is CO2 and various dry chemical fire agents.

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Statistically, about 75% of all vehicle fires, including RV's, are engine or drive train related. There are fire suppression systems available for the engine compartment, so consider that as well as the refer area.


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OP is concerned about the rig catching on fire when away from it, not going down the road.
Here are several other types of automatic systems for less money.


This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.

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I'm aware that the production of Halon has stopped, I guess the discharge of a Halon fire suppressor does more damage to the ozone layer then the toxins released during the burning of a RV.



I've been doing heating and air conditioning for over 30 years.

I'm NOT trying to hijack this thread. By any means...

To say that I truly LOVE that comment is beyond normal comprehension...

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oops, double post.

Mods, can you remove this one?

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After just witnessing the results of an RV fire, I have renewed my interest in a fire suppression system for my refrigerator compartment. No one was injured during this fire, but the damage was major.

We travel with pets, and I am concerned that there may be a fire while we are away from the coach and that our pets may be injured.

I remember reading some articles about Halon systems and would like information about there effectiveness an there availability.

Has any installed any type of fire suppression system in their coach, and if so, would you please provide information about the type system and whether or not you are satisfied with it.


Because Halon is a CFC, the production of Halon ceased on January 1, 1994, under the Clean Air Act. Ozone layer depletion, etc.
Any Halon used now in any fire suppression system is recycled from old stock produced prior to 1994, or it is in a "new" system produced over 18 years ago. It is priced accordingly, much like Freon 12, which you can still buy. There are other products that have replaced Halon that you may also consider.
The main function for any RV is to put out the fire, period.
Halon was mainly used in computer rooms, etc, because it would not damage critical electronic equipment. This is not a concern in an RV refrigerator fire.
Halon was used in a variety of suppression systems way beyond server rooms, and is still the only suppression chemical approved by the FAA as far as I know. While there are other systems out there, I'm not aware of anyone packaging FM-200 in a system that is needed in RV applications, and there is no way I would install AFFF or any powder release system that will require collateral damage cleanup or equipment replacement in the event of a release. If Halon is legal to use, then that's by far the best choice.

* This post was edited 03/25/12 02:16pm by SCVJeff *


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Ivylog wrote:

OP is concerned about the rig catching on fire when away from it, not going down the road.

You're absolutely correct. Suggesting that the OP also consider protecting his family and rig against the most common cause of RV fires was way out of line.

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SS30 + Amish cooling unit + added pancake fans + smoke detector added behind fridge.
Think safety first. Know your escape options, review the 'what if' every 6 months.
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FeeLine wrote:

rgatijnet1

I'm aware that the production of Halon has stopped, I guess the discharge of a Halon fire suppressor does more damage to the ozone layer then the toxins released during the burning of a RV.

Can you tell me some of the options that you mention are available?
Dupont FM 200

here is one distributor that has product that would work in a rv: Sea-Fire


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Yep SCARY stuff! We almost put our FireFight SS-30 Halon extinguisher that we installed behind our Norcold fridge to the test a few weeks ago! Check out our YouTube video: Our Norcold to Amish Built Cooling Unit Change-out

You will see the Charring and Heat damage that we had from our refrigerator!

* This post was edited 04/02/12 11:08am by UnionMan354 *


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