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Setting up the maintenance in CMMS I realized we did not yet have a fire suppression plan for the enclosure.
My research led me to Halon 1211.
- Halon is an effective agent on Class B and C fires, the ones you’re most likely to see in a simulator.
- As a gas, it’s capable of getting into hard-to-reach places like the inner workings of your instrument panel.
- It’s a non-corrosive clean agent, which means it won’t damage items it comes into contact with.
- It won’t shock-cool your avionics.
- It’s lighter and more efficient than CO2.
- Halons are low-toxicity, chemically stable compounds.
- It works in gas form, so it will not obscure your vision like the powder emitted from dry chemical extinguishers. Basically, it’s invisible.
The manufacturer recommends 1 pound of Halon 1211 per 140 cu. ft. of space. I found 1.25 pound units (too small) and 2.5 pound units for about the same price.
I also inquired about using automatic discharge 165°F units about the efficacy and availability.