Halon Management Service
The production of Halon has been prohibited since January 1994 in answer to the Montreal Protocol. Although the Halon systems installed before this date have not yet been prohibited in Europe, some countries have introduced laws that foresee their complete removal.
Gielle, world specialist in techniques of fire prevention protection, has developed a Halon Management Service which, dealing with these problems, aims to help users during the phase of their passage from Halon to an alternative agent and in the efficacious management of the existing resources.
Gielle is authorised to handle Halon. The company staff is formed in teams of specialised engineers qualified in the dismantling of Halon systems. The teams remove the full containers, the pipes and the equipment and issue a Certificate of Waste Transfer.
Alternatively, the Gielle engineers can convert, when possible, Halon systems into systems that use alternative agents.
Gielle also dismantles Halon extinguishers free of charge. The company collects the extinguishers from the clients’ locations and recycles or disposes of the gas in complete safety.
Gielle has fine tuned recovery systems for Halon 1211 and 1301. Designed by the company’s Technical Division, these machines are today one of the most advanced systems for Halon recovery. The recovery systems extract the Halon in the form of liquid and vapour and remove any trace of gas from containers and extinguishers.
The Halon recovered is passed through a filtration system that removes the impurities and returns the gas to its original chemical formula. This process is carefully monitored by Gielle’s expert engineers and the final product is tested by an independent laboratory in conformity with ISO standards and U.S. military laws.
The recycled Halon is transferred in collection cylinders designed for this purpose by Gielle. The cylinders are deposited in Gielle’s Halon Bank where they are constantly monitored to prevent any losses.
Gielle can supply Halon to those clients who wish to reload their systems adapted to Halon, and offers a prompt intervention service 24 hours a day for any emergencies.