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IHRA-Tech e-Bulletin 4. 17th January 2020
ON-BOARD FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM 
 
General Reg 6770, Safety, Support Group, Fire bottle
If used in on-board vehicle fire suppression systems, then biannually inspected and certified by recognised authority.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6820, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
If fire suppression system fitted, then bottle mounted as shown in illustration.
Mandatory
 
 
General Reg 6830,Safety Support Group, Fire suppression system
Nozzles in front of every exhaust header bank and directed at the engine.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6840, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Maximum 2/3 of agent sprayed into engine compartment.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6850, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
At least 1/3 sprayed into driver's compartment.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6860, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Primary nozzle located with intent to protect the driver.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6870, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Nozzle located near steering column and pointing at driver.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6880, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Compliant with manufacture instructions
Mandatory
 
 
General Reg 6890, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Compliant with manufactuer's recommendation.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6900, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Full discharge if bottle activated.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6910, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Activation of system results in partial discharge of bottle.
Forbidden
 
General Reg 6920, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Valves fitted that allow air pressurisation.
Forbidden
 
General Reg 6930, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Fittings for filling or emptying systems are manufacturer approved.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6940, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Fire bottle discharge prevention device removed before vehicle is in hands of the starter.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6950,  Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Halon (BCF) fire pretection system.
Forbidden
 
General Reg 6960,  Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Bottle recertification process checks for siphon tube damage.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6970,  Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Regular inspection by competitor, for condition and pressure vessel compliance.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6980,  Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
IHRA accepts manufacturers to appoint agents for inspection and certification
information
 
 
General Reg 6990, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
If front engine Top Fuel Dragster, or supercharged vehicle with enclosed, composite or fibreglas body, faster than 8.99 (1/4 mile), then 9kg (20lb)capacity, on-board fire extinguisher system installed.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 6700, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
If enclosed vehicle faster than 8.00 (1/4 mile) and class regulations do not instruct otherwise, then fire supression sytem of capacity at least 5 lb.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 7010, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Compliant with federal regulations.
Mandatory
 
General Reg 7020, Safety, Support Group, Fire suppression system
Compliant with manufacturer instructions.
Mandatory
 

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