Halon Fire Suppression Systems

Halon systems were introduced in the early sixties for use in aircraft fire suppression and for
protecting highly valuable materials and in places such as museums, mainframe rooms and
telecommunication switching centers where a sprinkler system cannot be used. It is
advantageous as a fire extinguishing agent to protect these areas or buildings because it is
electrically non-conductive, dissipates rapidly without residue, is safe for limited human
exposure, and extremely efficient in extinguishing most types of fires.

Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the U.S. banned the production and import of virgin halons
1211, 1301, and 2402 beginning January 1, 1994 in compliance with the Montreal Protocol
On Substances That Deplete The Ozone Layer. The halons that are already in existence are
now the only sources of supply.

If you currently have a Halon suppression system, it is legal to continue to use and we can
inspect your system for you or recharge it using recycled Halon.  However, because halons
deplete the ozone layer and because as the supply of Halon diminishes, it becomes more
and more expensive, you may want to consider replacing your system with a
clean agent
fire suppression system.
Halon Fire Suppression System Canisters
Halon canisters used for fire
suppression
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