Date: 16 Jun 97 21:35:37 From: Stuart Feigin <email@example.com> Organization: Oracle Corp. References: 1 2
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jfmezei wrote: > Considering the lifetime of an aircraft, it would be interesting to see > if the aircraft manufacturers are assuming a sufficient 30 year supply > of Halon and designing fire suppression solely for Halon, or if they are > designing it in such a way that it could be switched to an alternative > product which may require a larger tank or different nozzles etc. Those of us in the data processing business who have Halon-protected computer rooms are eager to sell our Halon if and when the price is right. It will pay for the conversion of a lot of buildings to modern, ozone-safe systems. That is an enormous reservoir of Halon for years to come. I tried desperately to avoid putting in a large Halon system in 1989, knowing that it was about to be illegal, but the local building authorities demanded it. We must have about $50-75,000 invested in the gas in just one of our data centers. I think the aviation industry will run out of Halon equipped aircraft before we run out of Halon. Presuming there is no fire, I think the stuff is indestructible. -- Stuart Feigin Oracle Corp. Truckee, CA USA Nothing I say represents the revealed wisdom of Oracle Corporation. Larry does that.