PhostrEx Fire Suppression
The patented PhostrEx fire suppression system is superior to Halon
systems in all respects.
- More effectivePhostrEx agent is much more potent
than Halon. Two teaspoons of PhostrEx agent are equivalent to 2
1/2 cups of Halon. And after stringent FAA testing, has been proven
to be 100 percent effective.
- LightweightBecause the PhostrEx agent is so effective,
the total system can be much smaller than a comparable Halon system.
A full order of magnitude smaller. One aircraft turbine engine installation
can be protected with an entire PhostrEx fire suppression system
weighing as little as 0.7 pound.
- Low maintenance costsThe PhostrEx fire suppression
system is much less complex than Halon systems and is designed to
be maintenance-free for 10 years. After 10 years, you simply remove
and replace the PhostrEx agent's canister. By contrast, most Halon
systems require periodic maintenance. The 10-year, no-touch PhostrEx
fire suppression system is expected to offer overall lifecycle costs
just one-tenth those of traditional Halon systems.
- Proven in extensive testingThe PhostrEx fire suppression
system has completed a multimillion dollar development effort begun
in 2003 to prove the efficacy of the system. It has been tested
in nearly 200 actual fires identical to those that might occur in
aircraft engines. A Fire Test Rig was designed and built to provide
a platform to simulate engine-borne fires.
- Environmentally friendlyThe PhostrEx agent has no
ozone depletion potential and contributes nothing to global warming.
When PhostrEx agent is released from its hermetically sealed canister,
it works in less than one-tenth of a second, combining with moisture
in the air and quickly becoming inert. Because of this rapid reaction
with moist air and surfaces, the agent cannot be transported to
the stratosphere, where ozone depletion could occur. In a fire,
PhostrEx agent decomposes 1,000 times more rapidly than Halon, and
undergoes three sequential losses of bromine atoms, which are the
power behind this agent. These atoms catalyze suppression of the
- Safer, smaller, lighter, longer-lasting, and less expensive, all
with no harmful effects of any kind. Unless you're in the Halon