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Oops, guess I'd better answer then.
Any colour you like, even corporate. But the first one I learned about was Harrods. All their extinguishers were chrome plated.
The only indication of what they contained, was on a small label at the back, which had contents, manufacturer, and 10 or so lines where you have to write in the date, and sign, for the annual inspection. Thus it meant taking off the wall to see what it was.
Dry powder ones need monthly attention.
Water and foam ones need emptying out yearly, new water, and cartridges put in.
Pre pressure ones, just keep a regular eye on the gauge.
They came about after I left the service. As they are dry pre pressured, I would ask at your local fire station, whether it needs to to be upturned and shaken once a month. Ask and see what they say. It has to do with the compression of the powder inside.
Could be, just bought about it about a week ago had the one I replaced it with for at least 25 years. My Bad, for sure. Trick or treat night here because of the storms. Changed from Oct. 31st. till tonight. Very busy with the little gremlins.
Weird thing was that when they where made illegal in the UK, and could not be flown off charged in the helicopters, they were emptied out prior to. Rather defeats the purpose of the exercise.
4How Damaging Is Halon to the Ozone Layer?
A compound's ability to destroy ozone depends on many factors, including the amount of chlorine and/or bromine that it contains. To aid in comparing compounds, scientists have developed a relative scale called the ozone depletion potential (ODP). Common refrigerants, like those found in refrigerators and in automobile air conditioners, have been assigned the value 1 as a reference. Halon 1301 has the value between 10 and 16, meaning it has 10-16 times the more potential for destroying the ozone layer.
Halon use worldwide is significantly less than that of CFCs, so even though it is more damaging to the ozone layer, there is not as much of it released into the atmosphere. In fact, it is estimated that overall Halon accounts for less than 20% of ozone depletion.
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