Halotron is a clean fire extinguishing agent intended to
replace Halon 1211 in streaming applications. NFPA 2001,
"Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems"
defines a "Clean Agent" to be "electrically
non-conducting, volatile, or gaseous fire extinguishant that
does not leave a residue upon evaporation." Halotron is
a safe, effective, environmentally acceptable replacement
for Halon 1211. It is discharged as a liquid that rapidly
evaporates. Halotron is a proprietary three component
chemical blend based on HCFC-123.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
"Significant New Alternatives Policy" (SNAP)
The EPA's SNAP program is a requirement under Section 612 of
the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The EPA's objective is
to evaluate alternative chemicals and processes intended to
replace ozone depleting substances like CFCs and Halon to
ensure that they are acceptable from a human health and
environmental perspectives. Proposed alternatives must have
an acceptable environmental impact, have low toxicity and
must be relatively clean or volatile. The replacements must
also be commercially available and effective fire
Under the CAA, Halons are considered "Class I" in
which production was stopped on January 1, 1994. HCFCs like
Halotron are considered transitional "Class II"
In the final SNAP rule, published in the Federal Register on
March 18, 1994, Halotron was listed as a "Class II"
substance acceptable streaming agent substitute for Halon
1211 in commercial/industrial, maritime, and military uses.
New production of Halotron is subject to a complete
phase-out in the year 2030.
standards in NFPA 2001
on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems" Underwriters
Laboratory (UL) and Underwriters Laboratory of Canada (ULC)
Listed In compliance with ANSI 711 and ANSI/UL 1093.
In 1995 both UL and ULC tested and listed Halotron in
portable extinguishers in the following fire classes:
A Fires in ordinary combustibles such as wood, cloth,
paper, rubber, and many plastics.
B Fires in flammable liquids, oils, greases, tars,
oil-base paints, lacquers, and flammable gases.
C Fires that involve energized electrical equipment.
Federal Aviation Agency (FAA)
Guard Approved for portable fire extinguishers
For Airport Fire Fighting
On June 12, 1995, the FAA issued CertAlert 95-03, which
describes the approval of Halotron for use in airport fire
fighting. The primary application for Halotron at commercial
airports has been in aircraft rescue and fire fighting
The U.S. Coast Guard has approved Halotron filled fire
extinguishes, that meets USCG requirements, as "Marine
Type, USCG Approved." The established sizes are type B,
size I. And type B, size II.
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