DuPont™ FE-36™ is proving to be the standard in-kind replacement for Halon 1211 in portable fire extinguishers. DuPont™ FE-36™ has comparable performance and efficiency to Halon 1211, lower toxicity, as well as zero ozone depletion potential. In a portable fire extinguisher, DuPont™ FE-36™ is discharged as a stream of gas and liquid droplets that penetrate into the fire area, ceasing the combustion process through heat absorption and a chemical interaction. DuPont™ FE-36™ is also a replacement for Halon 1301 in local application systems, such as modular systems.
DuPont™ FE-36™ is:
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- safe for people
- a clean agent that does not leave a residue
- electrically nonconductive, noncorrosive and no thermal shock
- an environmentally preferred alternative to Halon with zero ozone depletion potential (ODP)
DuPont™ FE-36™ is the most widely used zero ozone depleting replacement for Halon 1211 in portable fire extinguishers and is approved for use on Class-A, -B, and -C fires. Compared to Halon 1211, DuPont™ FE-36™ has lower toxicity and is exceptional for use in relatively small enclosures. Portable fire extinguishers containing DuPont™ FE-36™ and certified by UL and EN3 are commercially available from several manufacturers. The UL Listed units carry a 2-B:C, 5-B:C, 1-A:10-B:C, and 2-A:10-B:C rating. The EN3 Listed units carry a 34-B:C:E and 5A-70-B:C:E rating.
Portable fire extinguishers containing DuPont™ FE-36™ are the most suitable option to protect high-value assets such as computer rooms, telecommunications facilities, process control rooms, museums, archives, marine, hospitals, banks, laboratories, and airplanes.
DuPont™ FE-36™ is also used as a replacement for Halon 1301 in local application systems, such as modular systems. This is a specialized application where a relatively small enclosure requires a clean agent with very low toxicity.