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Halon self-deploy fire suppression

Discussion in 'X-Runners' started by otownbluetacox, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Feb 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    otownbluetacox

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    Pretty sweet. Pretty crazy when it discharges fyi. I've worked with it a ton in the navy, we use it in engine/fuel rooms for fire suppression.
     
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    Wait till it goes off. It will scare the living shit out of you. Speak from experience I do.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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    Try being stuck in an engine room when you are testing the the co2 ignition system and
    One of your guys forgot to disconnect a 150 lb Halon bottle. You'll shit bricks.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    I guess it works if the Navy Boys are using it. I hope it never goes off! Thanks for the info.
     
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    One of the cleanest suppression systems out there. Often used in libraries and museums-no residue! Sure beats having a gazillion gallons of water on your valuables. Didn't realize they used them in vehicles. Pretty cool!
     
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    Had one of them go off in Your MRAP out on mission, Scared the shit outta me. Thought it was An IED the blew up on us. We all started coughing trying to get the hell out through the turrent...and at the same time for some reason, everything seemed slow motion. LOL
     
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    A high end museum will only use this as a last resort in their collection storage rooms. They usually use early warning systems so they can deal with the fire before any of the active fire suppression systems kick in.

    It's cool and all but I guess I don't understand the purpose of this. What are you running where an engine fire is that much of a concern? Is it a racing thing?
     
  9. Feb 18, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    I go to Orlando Speed World once in a while on Friday nights. To watch them race. Haven't been on the track yet but for $5.00 you can run whatever you want. Probably go in a week or two see what it does on the track. I've even seen them running the old 74-76 GMC motorhomes out there. front wheel drive 455. I think like the Toronado setup. Actually saw it on tv too. Killer RV Upgrades on travel channel last week or so... pretty cool a big behemoth with smoke pouring from the front fender wells.
     
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    Yeah, its very effective stuff for all fires. Most fire departments are discouraging it's use by non-'trained' personnel as it reportedly depletes all oxygen in the space.

    Whit
     
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    Yeah, it supposedly does. But the Navy still lets us in spaces that have it. Weird huh?
     
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    Nice I used to do fire inspections . Just don't put one in the cab :D
     
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    Yeah, the Navy thinks the 'space' is more important than we were.
    I still remember going through the fire training in San Diego - Camp Nimitz.

    Being in that closed-up concrete building with burning oil was one of the highlights of my life.

    ;->
     
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    So, what happens if it miss fires? Will it mess up anything? or would it just be a clean up job?
     
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    No I just kills all oxygen in the room or your case engine bay . It comes out like co2 without the snow
     
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    LMAO OMG, No freakin way. I went there on leave last year and saw the School bus figure 8 race and the trailer race. SHIT was flying every where. most redneckish things I've ever seen. but sooo AWESOME :eek:
     
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    Exactly this. The fact of being able to laugh at it later is a miracle. The second time (which was the last time hopefully) some one thought it was a good idea to smoke inside the truck while I was troubleshooting it for...well...fire suppression malfunction. Turned out it wasn't malfunctioning.
     
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    hahaha, damn things. :D
     
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    i'd stay away from Halon...

    Unless you have a super computer with multi-millionaire's account numbers and p0rn that you want to save...then go for it.
     
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