Ship halon alternative
IMO has prohibited new Halon installations from 1994, but accepts existing Halon systems installed prior to that date. Phase out of Halon is consequently an issue for each Flag State, with the phase out for EU flagged ships as the most notable programme.
While the majority of Flag States accept Halon to be used as fire extinguishing system onboard their vessel, EU (including NOR / NIS vessels) has banned use of this agent from end of 2003. A new approved fire extinguishing system should then be installed (except for areas not required to be protected) whereas the Halon containers should be transported to a deposit.
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Replacing halon with fm-200
If you’re building a new vessel or
retrofitting a halon system on an existing
one, the best fire protection decision you
can make is to select a Gielle FM-200 Fire
The Gielle Marine System is the most
optioned system as a Halon replacement
system. Often, the system can be dropped
into existing pipework reducing retrofit
time and costs.
Halon 1301 Drop-In: The combination of the
aforementioned features allows the system to
be used as a virtual “drop-in”
replacement for existing halon
installations. Most changes are limited to
agent storage cylinder and nozzle
Replacing halon with novec 1230
It is therefore available to protect most hazards traditionally
protected with Halon 1301 and will be particularly important in
Marine applications and others where high margins of safety and
long term sustainability are considered to be crucial features.
The physical properties of each
halon alternative determines how much agent is required to
provide an equivalent level of protection. NovecTM 1230 will
require approximately twice as much agent by weight as the
equivalent halon system, although end use design
concentrations will be similar, resulting in minimal increases in
storage space for the containers.
HALON BANKING AND RECEPTION FACILITIES
1 The Sub-Committee on Fire Protection, at its fortieth session (17 to 21 July 1995), having
noted that, under the 1992 amendments to the 1974 SOLAS Convention (resolution MSC.27(61)),
new installations of halon fire-extinguishing systems had been prohibited as from 1 October 1994,
recalled its previous decision that, for the time being and until appropriate halon banking facilities
were established, halons need not be withdrawn from existing systems.
2 The Sub-Committee considered it useful that information on the availability of halons at
various ports of the world be circulated, as existing halon systems may need to be recharged with
recycled halons to comply with the relevant requirements of the 1974 SOLAS Convention.
4 The attached annex contains the revised listing of halon banking and reception facilities
based on information received by the Secretariat during 2008, which supersedes that annexed
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No matter where your vessel puts into port. From
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retrofit, recharge, maintenance and
It's our global commitment to keeping your Gielle systems functioning perfectly and in
accordance with applicable Marine fire protection regulations.
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Gielle Fire Systems' products carry an impressive range of Type
Approvals and Flag Administration Approvals.
System design, installation & service
Gielle can provide the services (design and installation, retrofit, recharge,
an d maintenance) necessary to keep your system functioning
properly and in compliance with all applicable
Marine fire protection regulations.
We provide complete stationary and mobile fire
protection solutions from risk analysis via technical design to
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Marine, naval and offshore fire protection
Products from the Gielle Fire Suppression have been
developed to meet not only the needs of today, but to also
comply with evolving marine requirements, including
environmental issues, local regulations and more. To every
extent possible, we engineer the ability to upgrade our
equipment directly into our product lines. In many cases, this
gives owners the ability to avoid entire system replacements
when conditions change. Each design innovation is supported
by such important services as ongoing safety documentation.
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