Alternative fire safety and extinction systems (chemical powder)
Halons are widely known as extinguishing agents in the field of fire prevention and extinction. Their composition consists of saturated hydrocarbons in which hydrogen atoms have been replaced by halogen atoms such as fluorine (F), chlorine (Cl), bromine (Br) and iodine (I). Bromotrifluormethane (Halon 1301), Bromoclorodifluormethane (Halon 1211) and Dibromotetrafluoroethane (Halon 2402) are among the most commonly used products. In 1997, a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was signed. Known as the Kyoto Protocol, the FCCC limits the emission and dumping of gas pollutants responsible for the progressive destruction of the ozone layer and the so-called “greenhouse effect.” These gases include CO2, N2O and halons.