On 05/31/2014 10:25 AM, Mark J. Blair wrote:
I thought that the Halon system would extinguish
operators, too? The
machine room I worked in at UCI had a Halon system, with a big red
abort button next to each door. We were instructed that if the alarm
goes off, either abort the Halon dump (if it was an obvious false
alarm) or GTFO of the room before the dump.
Absolutely--I remember getting a stern lecture from the local fire
mashall about our Halon setup. The advantage of Halon is that it's much
heavier than air--with the portable Halon extinguishers, the procedure
is to aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, empty the extinguisher and
get out of the room pronto. I still have a (full) Halon extinguisher
mounted to my office wall.
In terms of danger, at least it wouldn't kill your internal organs like
the old carbon tet ones.