If you currently have a Halon fire suppression system installed in your Houston, Texas facility, it’s time to consider a replacement. While it’s still legal to own and operate this type of system if you already have one installed, environmental concerns and rising recycled Halon prices may drive you to have it replaced sooner rather than later.
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At Kauffman Co., we are equipped to remove the Halon fire suppression system from your building. We also take care of recycling any residual Halon left in the system.
It’s common for areas being protected by a Halon system to require modification or enlargement to accommodate an upgrade. Don’t worry—we can work with you to implement an updated solution, even if extra steps are required along the way.
While you are not legally required to replace your Halon system, there are benefits to updating your fire suppression system.
For instance, the production of Halon was banned in accordance to the Clean Air Act of 1994, meaning if you ever need to recharge your system, you only have access to recycled Halon. The cost of this product has increased significantly in recent years as stock begins to deplete. By replacing your system with an updated alternative, you save money every time you need to recharge.
Halon is also not environmentally friendly. That’s why it was banned in 1994. Choosing a replacement system helps your business be more eco-friendly, which may be an important part of adhering to your business plan and maintaining good public relations.
The FM-200 fire suppression system is a popular replacement option for Halon. It extinguishes fires by automatically dispersing a chemical called heptafluoropropane when smoke detectors activate from the presence of fire.
The first main benefit of FM-200 is swift fire suppression. The system reacts in a matter of seconds, even with the smallest blaze, to help ensure a potentially destructive fire doesn’t get out of control.
Discharge from FM-200 is also easy to clean because it releases a gas instead of a foaming agent like other types of fire suppression systems. This means there’s little to no leftover residue after putting out a fire, thus minimizing damage to sensitive equipment and decreasing downtime following a disaster.
Finally, FM-200 is environmentally friendly and safe for people. If your goal is to increase your business’s eco-friendly qualities, replacing the Halon system with FM-200 is one surefire way to accomplish your goals. Heptafluoropropane has a zero ozone depletion rate, and FM-200 fumes don’t endanger anyone who is exposed to them.
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