section provides information that may assist you in implementing
your halon management plan. It includes specific technical information
on halon substitutes, recovery, recycling and destruction, as well
as regional industry case studies. Additional, more general information
may be found here as well.
UN Technology and Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP)
includes a number of committees that conduct research and provide
information about topics relevant to the manufacture, use, and
destruction of substances that deplete the ozone layer.
Halon Technical Options Committee (HTOC) has produced a number
of reports that include useful information specifically on halons.
The most recent and relevant documents to halon management are
presented below. In each report, the sections that are particularly
relevant are identified here for easy reference. The link will
provide access to the entire text for each report.
documents are only a fraction of the available reports on substances
that deplete the ozone layer. The entire text of all TEAP documents
can be downloaded from www.teap.org.
RECOVERY, RECYCLING AND DESTRUCTION
substitutes can be divided into two groups - 1) replacements and
2) alternatives. Replacements are compounds that are like halons,
i.e., other, less ozone-depleting halocarbons. Alternatives are
compounds or materials that are chemical dissimilar to halons,
for example, carbon dioxide, water, dry chemicals, or inert gases.
- 2 - alternatives for fixed halon fire suppression systems
- 3 - alternatives for portable halon fire extinguishers
- 4 - explosion protection
- Appendix D - halon replacement agents, specifics on
their characteristics, efficiency, toxicity, etc.
- fire protection alternatives to halon (most recent information)
B - F - information on halon alternatives relevant to specific
industries, e.g. aviation, oil and gas.
- 5 - sector summaries - specific industry related information,
military, civil aviation, merchant shipping, inertion/explosion
- halon phase-out in Article 5 countries
- emission reduction strategies
- recycling and bank management
- eliminating halon dependency in developing countries
C - country specific, existing and proposed recycled halon
bank management programmes.
- responsible management of remaining halons
- Article 5(1) country issues
- safety in halon decommissioning