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  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. 
 Ship halon alternative

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Gielle provide the services (design and installation, retrofit, recharge, and maintenance) necessary to keep your Gielle system functioning properly and in compliance with Marine fire protection regulations.

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 Suppression System.

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 replacement.

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.

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 to FP.1/Circ.35.


Phase out of halons
Advice on Alternatives and Guidelines for Users of Fire Fighting and Explosion Protection Systems
 Ship halon alternative

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