This Tech Tip is coverd by NFPA 10, or manual or is no longer an issue.
Description HISTORY: Amerex Corporation has produced dry chemical agents since 1973, both for installation in new fire extinguishers and various sizes of packaged recharges. In those 24 years, there has not been a reported incident of chemical toxicity in chemical production, fire extinguisher manufacturing, testing or training. Because the various dry chemicals are composed of […]
Description Tech Tip No. 22 dealt with dry chemical toxicity. We receive a fair number of calls requesting information on dry chemical disposal so we are passing on the benefits of our experience. All Amerex fire extinguishing dry chemicals are mixtures of chemicals, not subject to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). Disposal should be […]
Description All Halon 1211 extinguishers, for toxicity reasons, had a minimum room volume size noted on the “Warning” portion of their nameplates (labels). Halotron 1 extinguishers have similar warnings on their nameplates. Halotron I extinguishers should not be used in a confined space of less than: (see Halotron Minimum Volume). For comparison, room volume for […]