fire retardant

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fire retardant

Public health A chemical used to resist combustion, which may contain polybrominated biphenyls and antimony oxide
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However the FAA also states; “…Halon 1301, the fire suppression agent found in Class C cargo holds, 'is ineffective in controlling a lithium metal cell fire' and lithium metal battery explosions can lead to 'rapid fire spread' in cargo compartments.”[1]
You should also verify that your fire-protection control panel isn't in "alarm" or "trouble" condition, check that the pressure gauges on the fire suppression agent cylinders are in the green/operable range, ensure that system piping or conduit is properly anchored, and verify that system nozzles aren't obstructed and allow adequate flow of the suppression agent into the protected space.
The Striker vehicle can carry up to 4,500 US gallons (17,034 litres) of water and additional fire suppression agent. The cab has almost 80 sq ft (7[m.sup.2]) of glass.
If the controls or motor overheat, the high temperature causes the tubing nearest the hot spot to burst, releasing the pressurized fire suppression agent directly on the source of the heat, extinguishing the hot spot.