Halon Recycling and Disposal

Halon Recycling and Disposal

Until the mid- to late-1980s, Halon 1301 was commonly used as a waterless fire suppression system in data centers and other facilities with expensive electronics. It has since been phased out in favor of more environmentally-friendly fire suppression systems, such as FM-200 and INERGEN. However, if you operate an older data center, it may still have a Halon 1301 system.

Because of its limited availability, and depending on the quantity you have to sell, Halon 1301 may have a high price per pound. Some data centers have thousands of pounds of Halon 1301, which means that if you’re getting ready to decommission your facility, you can get a significant return by selling or recycling your Halon.

Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI) is experienced in the removal, reselling, and recycling of Halon. If you’re moving your data center to a new facility, we can also provide halon system replacement services. We’ll help you set up a more eco-friendly fire suppression system that will still prevent your electronics from being damaged.

Why Resell Halon 1301 Through MCFI?

Halon 1211, 1301, and 2402 can no longer be produced or imported into the United States, which means that recycled Halon from decommissioned data centers is the one of the few sources of supply. There is still a demand for Halon in some facilities where alternative systems aren’t an option, and as a result, businesses can get a good price when selling their Halon (1211, 1301, or 2402).

There are many companies that will offer to buy Halon 1301 from your decommissioned facility, but it can be hard to determine where you’ll get the best price per pound. When you work with MCFI, we’ll tap into our network of infrastructure professionals to make sure you get the best possible return on your Halon gas.

Why Recycle Halon 1301 Through MCFI?

Even if you are not planning to resell your Halon system, you must still recycle your cylinders of Halon to prevent the gas from being released into the atmosphere. Businesses planning on Halon disposal must send their Halon-containing equipment to a recovery or recycling facility that meets NFPA 10 and NFPA 12A standards, according to EPA regulations. Once Halon equipment reaches one of these facilities, the gas will either be recycled or destroyed using one of several tightly controlled processes.

MCFI can handle your Halon recycling, from picking up your cylinders to transporting them to an EPA-compliant recycling facility. Our team minimizes Halon losses during the removal process and takes precautions to prevent leaks or contamination while the Halon is in transit. We only work with trained professionals who are qualified to handle Halon removal.

Why Replace your Halon System?

If you’re decommissioning your data center and opening a new facility in its place, you’ll need a replacement for your Halon system. MCFI can help you install an alternative clean agent system that won’t harm your delicate electronics if triggered. Options include FM-200, FE-13, and inert gas agents. We’ll work with you to select the best-fit system for your facility.

Let Mission Critical Facilities International handle every step of the Halon system removal and replacement process so that you don’t have to worry about it. Call us at (877) 881-2781 or fill out our contact form to learn more about Halon 1301 disposal and other turnkey services.