May 15, 2006
H3R Performance Offers Heavy Duty Industry Residue Free Fire ExtinguishersHalGuard can supplement existing extinguishers to protect sensitive components
(Larkspur, CA) - HalGuard "clean agent" extinguishers from H3R Performance are a unique new product offering, ideal for protecting today's heavy duty trucks equipped with expensive electrical and engine components. Available in 1.4 lb., 1B:C rated, and 2.5 lb., 2B:C rated rechargeable red or chrome-plated cylinders, HalGuard is a premium, UL listed product that does not leave a messy residue when discharged.
DOT regulations for heavy duty trucks require fire extinguishers with a UL rating of 5 B:C or 10B:C, depending on what is being transported. Therefore, fleet managers and owner operators are relying on HalGuard as their first line of defense - supplementing inexpensive dry chemical fire extinguishers that satisfy the DOT requirements. H3R Performance also markets premium quality, rechargeable MaxOut dry chemical fire extinguishers in 1 and 2.5 lb. sizes, rated 2B:C and 1A:10B:C respectively. The 2.5 lb. units exceed DOT fire extinguisher requirements.
Both MaxOut and HalGuard are effective on flammable liquid fires and do not conduct electricity back to the operator - two important considerations when dealing with the types of fires most likely to occur on the road or during repairs. All include high quality steel cylinders, all metal valve construction and aviation-quality mounting brackets.
The need for these products is clear. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 800 vehicle fires occur every day. These fires claimed 520 lives and caused $969 million in direct property damage. Highway vehicles include cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles commonly driven on roads or highways.
"Short circuits, leaking fluids and faulty fuel delivery systems are common causes of engine fires," according to Stephen Berg, president of H3R Performance. "Fires can also start in exhaust manifolds, catalytic converters and even brakes. Our products are designed to help drivers take swift action and avoid a major catastrophe."
H3R Performance's sister company, H3R Aviation, has a rich history in the aviation industry, known for its rigorous safety standards. "Our years of experience in the aviation industry assure heavy duty fleets, owner operators and distributors that they have a product that is of exceptionally high quality," said Chris Dieter, vice president of marketing and distribution for H3R Performance.
For more information on H3R Performance fire extinguishers, phone 800-249-4289, or visit www.h3rperformance.com.