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CASP unveils portable fire extinguishers


January 12, 2021
Wings Staff

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375H673 portable fire extinguisher

CASP Aerospace unveiled a new, environmentally-friendly alternative to portable Halon 1211 fire extinguishers.

The Montreal company has teamed with Alabama-based Amerex to deliver the CASP model 375H673, a drop-in solution that not only meets all regulatory and environmental requirements, but mates with a fully compatible mounting bracket featuring the same mounting hole pattern as the Halon 1211 units (100-9750 & 30H673) it is replacing.

Best of all, the clean agent 375H673 portable fire extinguisher is UL certified, in production, and available today.

“CASP had the ability to come up with a solution for not only the extinguisher but also design & manufacture a 16G rated bracket that has a compatible hole pattern with the prior model extinguishers B722538 bracket,” said Alan Templeton, President & General Manager of CASP Aerospace in a press release.

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“The new unit weighs less than other Halon alternative extinguishers with hose and is easy to carry. The flexible hose attachment allows users to aim directly at fires in hard-to-reach places, such as inside overhead bins or under seats. Other 2-BTP filled extinguishers are only available with a nozzle attachment, so the 375H673 fills the gap. Many aircraft are certified with a hose style extinguisher and the 375H673 is a perfect replacement” continued Templeton. “Many directors of maintenance, design engineers for airlines and OEMs have asked us for a hose style replacement unit, and it is finally here. The 375H673 is suitable for installation on new aircraft or as a retrofit.”

With an ozone depletion potential near zero and a short seven-day atmospheric lifespan, Halotron BrX is the clear winner in the race to replace halon.