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- Apr 28, 2014
I was joking around about stashing it under the tractor shed.
I remember the large systems in computer rooms way back when, but never paid any attention to them other then they were Halon and if the system activated, get your arse out of there Fast.
Phosgene is COCl2. Halon 1301 is CF3Br (there are a bunch of different kinds of Halon--see wikipedia below). There is no chlorine in Halon 1301, thus it cannot turn into phosgene. Period.Hi,
Halon gas has been banned for about 18-years at sea
It distroys the ozone,
Don't put it under your house, if it burns, it turns into phosgene gas ( known as mustard gas in the First World War)
It should be disposed of correctly,,,,,by licensed contractors
Phosgene is COCl2. Halon 1301 is CF3Br (there are a bunch of different kinds of Halon--see wikipedia below). There is no chlorine in Halon 1301, thus it cannot turn into phosgene. Period.
Yes, CF3Br (Halon 1301) is bad for the ozone. It's why production was banned. It remains a valuable fire extinguisher material for some critical applications, thus can (and should) be reclaimed professionally. It is relatively safe (obviously it poses an asphyxiation hazard since it removes oxygen from a fire). It also has value. A reputable fire extinguisher company will give you good advice on the best way to sell it (assuming the extinguisher still has gas in it).
That's mighty big of them. Keep looking.Just weighed it. - 6.8lbs
Time to make some calls.
Call #1 a large co here in Knoxville, "well we normally charged $5 but we'll waived that if you just want to drop it off with us...."