“You need to turn the extinguisher upside down and hit it with a rubber mallet to fluff the chemical during annual maintenance.”
Subject: FAA circular Docket FAA – 2009 – 1225 regarding contaminated Halon 1211 in fire extinguishers aboard aircraft
Amerex Corporation has never purchased, received or used Halon 1211 as supplied by the suspect company mentioned in the FAA circular for use in the manufacture of our Halon 1211 fire extinguishers. The Halon 1211 that Amerex Corporation has used in the manufacture of our extinguishers has met all applicable specifications and requirements of UL [...]
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