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Clean Agent Portable Fire Extinguishers

Clean Agent portable fire extinguishers are used to protect the contents of the structure, high-value assets, and business continuity. These clean agent portable fire extinguishers are safe for people, safe for assets, and environmentally preferred.

Clean Agent portable fire extinguishers are safe for use on Class A, B, and C fires. The clean agent portable fire extinguishers contain halogenated agents that are electrically non-conductive and non-corrosive. There is no residue left behind. It’s business as usual with no collateral damage.

While considering a clean agent fire suppression system, consider the effects of a fire on the following:

Irreplaceable Assets Collateral Damage Financial Records
Business Interruption Customer Confidence Data
Clean-Up Intellectual Property  

Typical uses and applications for clean agent fire suppression systems include:

Data Processing Centers Semiconductor Manufacturing
Telecommunications Facilities Archives
Process Control Rooms Elevator Control Rooms
Computer Rooms Medical Diagnostic Rooms
Pleasure Craft Engine Areas MRI Scanners
Power Generating Equipment Flight Simulators
Clean Rooms Air Traffic Control Centers
Laboratories Cellular Sites
Bank Vaults Race Cars
Libraries and Document Storage Historical Sites
Museums and Art Galleries Chemical Storage Rooms

There are three basic types of Clean Agent portable fire extinguishers:

Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Clean Agent

A hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Clean Agent portable fire extinguisher is effective on Class A, B and C fires. Clean Agent portable fire extinguishers utilizing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as the fire extinguishing agent are:

CleanGuard® Fire Extinguishers manufactured by Ansul.

CleanGuard® Fire Extinguishers contain FE-36™ clean agent fire extinguishing agent, which is a hydrofluorocarbon with the ASHRAE designation  of  HFC-236fa and is manufactured by DuPont. Chemically it is hexafluoropropane, CF3-CH2-CF3. It does not contain bromine, like Halon 1211 (CF2ClBr), which is the component identified as contributing to the depletion of the earth's ozone layer. With zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), FE-36™ is environmentally preferred and is an acceptable Halon 1211 alternative.

BFPE International can provide you with the following CleanGuard® portable fire extinguishers:

Model FE02VB  2.5lb  2B:C Includes vehicle bracket
Model FE05  4.75lb  5B:C FAA & USCG approved 
Model FE09  9.5lb  1A:10B:C FAA & USCG approved 
Model FE13  13.25lb  2A:10B:C FAA & USCG approved 
Model FE13NM  13.25lb  1A:10B:C Non-Magnetic, safe for use in MRI up to 7 Tesla

Please contact BFPE International to purchase CleanGuard® portable fire extinguishers or to have us install, service, and/or test & inspect your portable fire extinguishers.

Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Clean Agent

A hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Clean Agent portable fire extinguisher is effective on Class A, B and C fires. Clean Agent portable fire extinguishers utilizing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) as the fire extinguishing agent are:

Halotron™ I Fire Extinguishers manufactured by Amerex Corporation

Halotron™ I Fire Extinguishers contain HCFC-123 clean agent fire extinguishing agent, which is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon. Chemically it is dichlorotrifluoroethane, CF3CHCl2. It does not contain bromine, like Halon 1211 (CF2ClBr), which is the component identified as contributing to the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer. With a near-zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), Halotron™ I is environmentally preferred and is an acceptable Halon 1211 alternative.

BFPE International will continue to provide Halotron™ I portable fire extinguishers as long as they are available for distribution. We will also continue to maintain them as long as parts and agent are available. We will continue to test & inspect them until maintenance is required that we are no longer able to perform.

BFPE International can provide you with the following Halotron™ I portable fire extinguishers:

Model A384T 1.4lb  1B:C  
Model B385TS  2.5lb  2B:C  
Model B386T  5lb  5B:C  
Model B394TS 5.5lb  5B:C FAA approved 
Model 397  11lb  1A:10B:C FAA approved
Model 398 15.5lb 2A:10B:C FAA approved

Please contact BFPE International to purchase Halotron™ I portable fire extinguishers or to have us install, service, and/or test & inspect your portable fire extinguishers. 

Chlorofluorocarbon Clean Agent

A chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) Clean Agent portable fire extinguisher is effective on Class A, B and C fires. Clean Agent portable fire extinguisher utilizing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as the fire extinguishing agent are:

Halon 1211 Fire Extinguishers contain Halon 1211 clean agent fire extinguishing agent, which is a chlorofluorocarbon. Chemically it is bromochlorodifluoromethane, CF2ClBr. The production of Halon 1211 has been banned since it contains bromine, the component identified as contributing to the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer.

BFPE International will continue to provide Halon 1211 portable fire extinguishers as long as they are available for distribution. We will also continue to maintain them as long as parts and agent are available. We will continue to test & inspect them until maintenance is required that we are no longer able to perform.

BFPE International can provide you with the following Halon 1211 portable fire extinguishers:

Amerex Corporation

Model A344T 1.25lb  2B:C  
Model C352TS  2.5lb  5B:C FAA approved
Model C354TS  3lb  5B:C FAA approved
Model B355T 5lb  10B:C  
Model B369  9lb  1A:10B:C  
Model B371 13lb 2A:40B:C  
Model 361 17lb 4A:80B:C  

Please contact BFPE International to purchase Halon 1211 portable fire extinguishers or to have us install, service, and/or test & inspect your portable fire extinguishers.

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