FAQs Clean Agent Fire Protection & Halon

Whatever you need to know about halon we can help. Take a look at our frequently asked questions below, if you can’t find the information you are looking for, contact the A-Gas Americas team.

Frequently asked questions about fire protection are listed below, for all other inquiries please contact us Toll Free [+1] 844-397-4235

  • A.

    Halon is a fire suppressant agent found in both Fire Suppression Systems (Halon 1301) and Fire Extinguishers (Halon 1211). This is the most effective extinguishing agent available. Halon is a clean agent, which means it leaves no residue when used, so it causes no damage to your property.

  • A.

    Halon is not banned, but it is no longer manufactured. The phase out is being discussed but no dates are set. For more information about the phase out you can read more information about the Clean Air Act on the US EPA’s website.

  • A.

    Halon is still used in many applications. From protecting computer rooms throughout the electronics industry, to numerous military applications on ships and even on commercial aircraft, Halon is an integral and unparalleled fire-extinguishing agent. Halon 1211 fire extinguishers play a vital role in protecting peoples’ lives as well as property including homes, automobiles and boats.

  • A. An ethical code of practice for reclaimers of halon. This Code of Practice has been developed to assure the public that HRC Enrolled Sellers engaged in the business of halon recycling and recovery, are operating in a manner that promotes safe and environmentally responsible halon reclamation.
  • A. Laboratory Certifications are proof that an agent has been tested and has passed one of the industry-accepted standards (i.e. ISO-7201 or ASTM-D5632, Type 1 or Type 2). It is standard practice that every cylinder or bulk tank of agent that is supplied by A-Gas Americas has a laboratory certification.
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    Recycled halon should only be purchased through an EPA certified reclaimer. A-Gas Americas can assist sellers wishing to dispose of halon in an environmentally friendly manner, and as well as buyers with “critical needs” who require Halon 1211 and 1301 for recharging their existing systems. A-Gas Americas operates a comprehensive Halocarbon Bank Management Program that meets all requirements of the EPA’s 1990 Clean Air Act.

  • A. They are used halons cleaned by means of filtration, distillation, separation or other mechanical processes. As a result, our finished product meets the standards as set forth in ISO 7201 or ASTM D5632, Type 1 or Type 2.
  • A. A-Gas Americas established a comprehensive Halocarbon Management Program in response to our customer’s environmental and fire protection needs. We purchase, reclaim and sell recycled halocarbons, meeting or exceeding all industry standards. We only sell to “critical users” and strictly follow all regulations and laws regarding the safe handling and transportation of halogenated agents.
  • A. A-Gas Americas can also help you dispose of your halon. Occasionally, owners of ozone depleting chemicals may select destruction as a preferable option, especially if their corporate policies require permanent disposal of all ODS’s (Ozone Depleting Substances), Class 1 CFC’s and halons. A-Gas Americas stands ready to accept these unwanted agents for destruction. This program is located in Bowling Green, Ohio and can achieve destruction effiencies up to 99.9999%.
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    We have the following containers available for Halon 1211, Halon 1301, HFC-227ea, HFC-125, and HFC-236fa: 50 lb. 100 lb. 200 lb. 300 lb. 500 lb. 1000 lb. 1 ton (2000 lb.)

  • A. No; When you buy a system container of halon that has not been recycled and laboratory tested, you cannot be assured of what is in it. A-Gas Americas takes great pride in selling only recycled and laboratory certified products. Always demand laboratory certifications for each tank or cylinder containing halon.