Below are some of the questions several of our company representatives encounter often. We are always accepting submissions for this part of our website, so if there is a question you come across in your business that will assist those in the fire protection industry, please feel free to contact us here and we will be happy to feature it on our FAQ section.

"Recycled halons" are halon gases that have been removed (or decommissioned) from service and then put through a process of filtration, distillation and separation in order to return them to their original factory specifications. These specifications are set forth in ISO 7201 or ASTM D5632 (Type I or Type II).
Like most commodities, halon 1301 and halon 1211 fluctuate in price depending on the forces of supply and demand. If you have halon for sale and, assuming that it has not been contaminated and can be recycled back to its original condition (either ISO or ASTM), your halon does have value and will, for some time into the future. The exact price will depend on several factors, including current market conditions, the amount of halon you have for sale, the number of cylinders in which the halon is stored and your distance from the recycler. If you are looking to purchase halon, the price you pay will usually depend on the amount you wish to purchase.
Yes. Once again, these laws vary country-by-country. In March of 1998 the U .S Environmental Protection Agency passed strict regulations covering the handling and disposal of halon and halon-containing equipment (63 FR 11084). Among other provisions, the regulation establishes rules for the training of handling and/or disposing of halons that come from halon-containing equipment during testing, maintenance and other activities. The U.S. EPA has recently published "Guidance for the EPA Halon Emission Reduction Rule" which explains how to comply with the rule.
The most recent studies, prepared by an international group working for the United Nations, project there to be an adequate supply of recycled halons to meet demand for the next 40 years.
Your original system was designed for use on animal fats and not synthetic oils that are now being used. The systems (dry chemical) are of old design and are no longer manufactured and the manufacturers have stopped supporting these systems. The systems must be replaced due to incompatibility of parts. Also refer to N.J.A.C. 5:70 Subchapter 3.
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