Thursday, December 23, 2010
We recharge Halon 1301, HFC-227ea, HFC-125, HFC-236fa and Novec 1230. In the event of an emergency contact Terri AuFrance at 419-466-6238 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
RemTec is buying used and unwanted Halon 1301, Halon 1211, HFC-227ea, HFC-125, HFC-236fa and Novec 1230. Give us a call for more details, 1-800-372-1301
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
During 2003-2006, an estimated 14,800 home structure fires started by candles were reported to local fire departments. These fires resulted in an estimated 160 civilian deaths, 1,340 civilian injuries and an estimated direct property loss of $471 million.
Four in 10 reported home fires start in the kitchen -- more than any other place in the home.
Half of all home heating fires occurred in December, January and February in 2003-2006.
Source: NFPA's Fire Analysis and Research Division
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Reportedly an explosion in a China plant that produces a necessary raw material for the production of clean agents could result in reductions in production levels for the agents. DuPont has contacted customers about this situation and system manufacturers and their installers have been in contact as well. The length of the disruption in raw material supply is not known and the extent and length of possible agent shortages remain uncertain. For additional information members should contact their system manufacturers or agent supplier.
Spurred by the Montreal Protocol, the 1987 international treaty focused on curbing greenhouse gas emissions, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created a schedule to phase out substances believed to contribute to the depletion of the earth’s ozone layer.
A major milestone in that process occurred at the start of 1996 when the manufacture of products containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in developed countries was no longer allowed. This group of products included refrigerants used in comfort cooling and refrigeration equipment in buildings. The transition in 1996 was relatively smooth, largely due to the fact that a gradual phase out schedule enabled manufacturers, service providers, and end users to prepare for the change. (To date, there are limited quantities of reclaimed CFC refrigerants remaining in the market.)
Today, the U.S. is preparing for the phase out of another substance deemed harmful to the ozone—hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants. As of January 1, 2010, this type of refrigerant will no longer be allowed to be manufactured in, or imported to, the United States for use in new equipment. As with the CFC phase out, this will affect the use of refrigerants for comfort cooling and refrigeration systems. Among these substances is HCFC-22 (also known as R-22), a commonly used refrigerant.
As a result of the phase outs, new equipment has been designed for the next generation of refrigerants—hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). According to the EPA, this class of refrigerants does not contain chlorine or bromine, which means it does not deplete the ozone layer. Equipment that uses HFC refrigerants will be the primary choice for those making HVAC purchases after 2010.
However, this does not mean the existing equipment in facilities across the country will be rendered obsolete on January 1, 2010. The HCFC refrigerants themselves will still be permitted for servicing purposes, and the supply already in the market has the potential to meet those needs. However, the amount available depends heavily on the effectiveness of recovery and reclamation practices carried out by end users and their vendors. While the reuse of these substances is not a new concept, the phase out has made end of life procedures even more important.
And even in a climate of effective recovery and reclamation, there may be a challenge in having enough HCFC supply to meet the needs of existing equipment. This is because between 2010 and 2020 the amount of HCFCs being manufactured will decrease gradually, according to limits decreed by the EPA.
To address the inevitable reduction in HCFC availability, manufacturers have been charting a course for a sustainable plan. As a result, a number of companies now offer refrigerants that can be used as alternatives to HCFC in existing equipment.
Karim Amrane, director of regulatory and public policy at the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute in Arlington, VA, expects a smooth transition. “The industry will be ready for the phase out insofar as equipment will be available with alternative refrigerants starting on January 1, 2010,” Amrane says. “In fact, there is some equipment already available today.”
The use of alternative HFC refrigerants in equipment designed for HCFCs can involve varying levels of cost and effort. For instance, some alternatives require modifications to existing equipment. Others may only involve a change in maintenance practices. For example, not all HFCs are compatible with cooling equipment that uses mineral oil in its operation; however, those HFCs that are compatible enable operators to continue using the equipment without major modifications. In addition to speaking with vendors, facility managers can learn more by accessing the list of EPA-approved refrigerants from the agency.
Another milestone in the HCFC phase out schedule will occur at the start of 2020, when most HCFCs will no longer be permitted to be manufactured at all. The only supplies available will be what already exists in the marketplace. The practices that end users and suppliers adopt in the meantime will affect the levels of existing supplies.
Through simulated modeling on the refrigerant market during the 10-year period between 2010 and 2020, the EPA predicts there may be a shortage of HCFC refrigerants around 2015. Amrane says, “With the production caps on HCFCs in place, the EPA has asserted that without an extensive reclamation process in place, there may be a shortage at some point. So 2015 might be tight. We are watching this so the industry can respond accordingly.”
Kevin O’Shea, marketing manager, North America at DuPont Refrigerants in Wilmington, DE, notes that a significant decrease in the HCFC consumption (production plus imports less exports) cap in 2015 may foster a potential shortage. “At that time, the cap will drop from 35% to only 10% of the original HCFC cap. That indicates the potential for a pinch point in the supply, since DuPont estimates current aftermarket demand at approximately 20% of the original cap. Unless there is strong movement in refrigerant management planning, such as moving to alternatives and tightening service practices, there could be a tight supply.”
Facility managers who are planning to purchase cooling and refrigeration equipment before 2010 can consider the long-term investment within the framework of the phase out schedule.
“There is already equipment available on the market specifically for use with HFCs,” says Amrane. “For the facility manager who is thinking of replacing equipment, as we get closer to 2010, it is a good time to look at these options.”
Information for this article was provided through interviews with Armane and O’Shea. Alternative refrigerants approved by the EPA can be found at www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/index.html.
RemTec International is also purchasing Halon 1301, Halon 1211, HFC-227ea, HFC-125, HFC-236fa and Novec 1230. We take care of all the freight costs and paperwork. Hassle free transaction during the start of the holiday season that puts money back in your pocket.
Contact the RemTec’s Green Team, Terri or Sandy today!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
In pictures, the officer can be seen discharging the halon device – banned for civilian use because of its environmental impact – above the head of a demonstrator during Wednesday’s march against increased tuition fees.
The protester shuts his eyes as someone behind him shields their face with their hands.
One witness was quoted on Indymedia as saying: ‘I saw the shocking sight of a police medic putting his arm through the officers in front of him and spraying a BCF halon fire extinguisher at the faces of some of the protesters caught at the front of the crowd.’
Halon extinguishers contain toxic elements such as bromine and fluorine, and have been linked to breathing difficulties, skin and eye irritation, dizziness and even unconsciousness.
Metropolitan Police denied using the extinguishers for crowd control and said halon devices were chiefly deployed to put out fires on people.
Footage from the demonstration in Whitehall showed a bus shelter and piles of placards on fire but, in photographs of the police medic, flames cannot be seen. The Met said some student demonstrators had been igniting aerosol sprays and that paramedics had treated burns victims.
A spokesman added: ‘Given this information, it is correct operational procedure that officers would have the fire extinguisher in their hands ready for immediate use if presented with this situation.‘The pin is always removed so its use is instantaneous.‘
By design, these fire extinguishers are extremely sensitive and can easily be discharged by sudden movement or pressure.’
Police forces are exempt from the ban on halon devices, as ruled by the Home Office.
Source: The Metro
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Another way to save during the Holiday months is to get a quick quote from RemTec International for your Recharge or Discharge needs. Not only do we have great prices and world class customer care, but we have quick turnaround to keep your customers protected. We have over 2,000 gently used cylinders in stock that may be swapped out in the event of an emergency, to save you and your customers even MORE downtime.
With the weakened economy, please remember your local food banks. They are always looking for volunteers or donations.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
*Loss of life is minimal. 93 percent of all fire-related deaths occur once the fire has progressed beyond the early stages.
*Direct property damage is minimal. 95 percent of all direct property damage occur once the fire has progressed beyond the early stages.
Source: 1991-1995 NFIRS study
*The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires that every building or structure be designed, constructed, and maintained to protect occupants who are not intimate with the initial fire development for the time needed to evacuate, relocate, or defend in place.
*According to the NFPA, a successful balanced fire protection plan should be designed so that reliance for safety to life does not depend solely on any single safeguard. Additional safeguards shall be provided for life safety in case any single safeguard is ineffective due to inappropriate human actions or system failure.
Other Fire Facts
*The United States has the third highest number of people killed by fires each year. Hungary and Finland come in first and second place, respectively.
*In 1998, public fire departments attended 1,755,500 fires in the United States, of which 517,500 occurred in structures, 381,000 occurred in vehicles, and 857,000 occurred in outside properties.
*Every 18 seconds, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the United States.
*In 1998, there were 4,035 civilian (non-firefighters) fire deaths, a very slight decrease of 0.4% from the previous year, these included 3,220 deaths from fires in the home, a decrease of 4.2%.
*Nationwide, there was a civilian fire death every 130 minutes.
Source: NFPA's "1998 U.S. Fire Loss" by M.J. Karter, Jr.; "Fire in the U.S.A. and Canada," by J.R. Hall, Jr.; "U.S. Fire Department Profile through 1998" by M.J. Karter, Jr.; "1999 Firefighter Fatalities," by P.R. LeBlanc and R.F. Fahy; and "U.S. Fire Fighter Injuries in 1998" by M.J. Karter, Jr. and P.R. LeBlanc.
The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) has recently compiled data from a survey of our installer members, and the results are dramatic.
How many times have you been asked for specific information regarding fire events in hazards protected by clean agent systems? Until now, our answers have been a bit on the vague side, claiming successful suppressions, but with no real data to support the response. That is, until now. The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) has recently compiled data from a survey of our installer members, and the results are dramatic. The following is the real data that we can all use to support the benefits of clean agent systems, and the professionalism of the members of FSSA.
- From 1994 to the present, responding FSSA members have installed approximately 23,400 Clean Agent Systems.
- On 191 occasions, members' suppression systems have been called upon to respond to afire. In every case, the system successfully extinguished the fire in the protected space.
- There have been ZERO failures to extinguish a fire.
- 20 of the 191 fires involved energized electrical equipment (computers, UPS, and HVAC).
- HVAC units and UPS equipment are likely to have energy dissipation greater than 5 kw. 5 kw is about 1½ ton of refrigeration capacity.
Congratulations to all on successfully preventing 191 fires from growing beyond the space protected by the FSSA Member Companies!
FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS ASSOCIATION 5024 Campbell Blvd., Suite R, Baltimore, MD 21236-5974 P: (410) 931-8100 F: (410) 931-8111http://www.fssa.net
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
RemTec International Announces the Expansion of their Halon and Refrigerant Reclamation Services to the Middle East Region
The newly constructed 30,000 square foot facility is part of a three-phase program to contain and manage Class I and II Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and other halocarbons. The initial phase will provide Halon reclamation and banking capabilities on a regional basis to petrochemical companies and other end users. The second phase will expand these services to include reclamation and banking of all ODS including Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) refrigerants, and in addition Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that are high in Global Warming Potential (GWP). The third phase will install advanced systems that safely destroy all of these substances and other environmentally-hazardous wastes using patented Plasma Arc Destruction Technology.
The facility will be equipped with a full laboratory that will be capable of testing to a number of standards including ASTM-D5632-08, ISO 7201-2:1991 or Military Specification B-8741 (USAF). Refrigerant testing to the AHRI Standard 700-2006 will also be developed as later project phases are added. Ultimately, the laboratory will provide convenient and accurate testing of Halons and refrigerants throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Finally, as ODS are phased out, it will be important that these materials are handled properly, particularly at the end of their useful lives. This is a concern to many countries in the region as well as to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank. For this reason, this project was selected to be part of a case study by the World Bank, to examine methods to manage and destroy ODS as they are phased out. Using Plascon Plasma Arc Destruction Technology, ODS will be destroyed with an extremely high Destruction Removal Efficiency (DRE) of 99.9999%. Mr. Marcus concluded his remarks by stating, “A high DRE is achieved with de minimis emissions to the atmosphere and a safe, salt water solution as the only effluent. In conjunction with our alliance partner, DoloMatrix in Australia, RemTec is able to provide these environmental solutions in a safe and environmentally-friendly manner, in areas of the world that normally lack this advanced technology. In addition, Plascon also has the potential to destroy chlorophenols, chlorinated phenoxywaste, concentrated PCB, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and chlorinated solvents, which are present in the Middle East and surrounding regions.”
ABOUT REMTEC INTERNATIONAL
Established in 1986, RemTec International is a world leader in the recovery, reclamation and destruction of Halons and Refrigerants. RemTec’s Halocarbon Management Program uses patented technologies which avoid emissions that either destroy the ozone layer or add to global warming potential. RemTec's unique approach facilitates safe disposal of unwanted Halons, CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs on a worldwide basis. These hazardous substances are recovered, reclaimed and in some cases destroyed, in accordance with all domestic and international regulatory standards. For more information, please visit www.remtec.net or e-mail email@example.com.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
HFC-227ea, HFC-236fa, HFC-125 and Novec 1230. RemTec will purchase these
agents in system bottles, fire extinguishers, or storage tanks and as
always, we pay all the freight and provide you with all the shipping
documents! RemTec makes shipping your Halon to us EASY and hassle free!
RemTec International can recharge your discharged Halon, HFC-227ea
(FM-200) or Novec 1230 system bottle(s). We can recharge Ansul,
Chemetron, Fenwal, Fike, Kidde, Pemall, Pyr-a-lon, Pyro-Chem and others.
Call today for a quote 800-372-1301 - Fast Quote, Fast Recharge, Fast
Return. RemTec may have a gently used tank in stock to switch out.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Wrapping up the shoot!
A look at the Refrigerant video filming
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
We can handle your leaking cylinder or discharge crisis and provide the quickest turnaround. Total service at all times of the day, coast to coast, wherever you need us, RemTec is here for you.
RemTec can also do emergency recharges and has a 24 hour turnaround program. We have over 2000 gently-used and refurbished system cylinders to reduce your customer’s down time. Each recharge is unique and special requests are not uncommon.
We also buy Halon 1301, Halon 1211, HFC-227ea, HFC-236fa, HFC-125 and Novec 1230.
RemTec is now on YouTube, visit us at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5jOCvrvelw
Contact Terri AuFrance, Jaclyn Schilkey and the Green Team for more
information and Quick Quotes.
**For Emergencies call Terri’s Cell Phone 419-466-6238**
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
June 3, 2010 12:12pm
The leak of a fire-extinguishing substance in the Financial District station sent four people to the hospital Thursday morning.
The World Trade Center PATH Station in the Financial District.
By Patrick Hedlund
DNAinfo News Editor
FINANCIAL DISTRICT — A substance used to extinguish fires accidentally leaked into the World Trade Center PATH Station Thursday morning, injuring several people, transit officials said.
Four workers suffered minor injuries when the substance, commonly used a fire suppressant, was released from an automatic extinguisher inside a signal station near the tracks, a Port Authority spokesman said.
Smoke from welding work taking place near the signal room set off the automatic extinguisher around 10:30 a.m., sending workers in the room running, spokesman Steve Coleman explained.
He said the injuries might have been caused by the workers scarmbling to get out of the room.
All the injured parties were transported to New York Downtown Hospital for evaluation, the FDNY said.
Read more: http://dnainfo.com/20100603/financial-district-battery-park-city/gas-leak-at-world-trade-center-path-station-injures-four#ixzz0pphDok4u
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Let us help you!
RemTec International is currently buying, Halon 1211, Halon 1301, HFC-227 (FM-200*), Novec 1230** and HFC-125.
We have all of these agents in stock, recycled, certified and ready for your recharge or bulk purchase needs.
Search for RemTec International on YouTube to view our new informational video clips!
Please contact Terri Aufrance or Jaclyn Schilkey at 1-800-372-1301
Please visit our website for more information about RemTec International!
*FM-200 is a trademark of DuPont.
**Novec 1230 is mad by and a trademark of 3M
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
RemTec International Extends a Five-Year Agreement with DoloMatrix as Exclusive Representative for Plasma Arc ODS Destruction Technology
BOWLING GREEN, OH, USA – (Business Wire) – RemTec International, the largest privately-owned reclaimer of halons and refrigerants, announced today the extension of its five year agreement with Dolomatrix International, Ltd., to be the exclusive representative for SRL Plasma’s Plascon® equipment in North America, designed to destroy Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS). The DoloMatrix destruction technology along with RemTec’s patented recovery and reclaiming equipment, produces carbon offset credits that exceed the requirements of a newly released Climate Action Reserve (CAR) Ozone Depleting Substances Project Protocol. This protocol delivers permanent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions for the carbon compliance market.
“The combination of our technologies and services provides the ultimate in transparency, tracking and accountability. In addition, Plasma Arc Destruction is environmentally superior to high temperature incineration.”
“We can provide superior carbon offset credits because the combined technologies of RemTec and DoloMatrix use Technology & Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP) testing methodology, specifically designed to measure the destruction of ODS. In addition, our detailed tracking and documentation system follows individual shipments from the source to final destruction. When combined with our online real-time computer monitoring, our system provides complete transparency to carbon offset providers, verifiers and outside regulatory agencies on a 24 hour basis.
“This represents the first phase in our efforts to establish regional facilities that offer cradle to grave management of halons and refrigerant gases that are high ozone depleters, or that are high in global warming potential. In addition to our existing processing plant in Bowling Green, Ohio future operations are also planned in the Middle East and Asia.”
Mr. Marcus concluded by saying, "Through the combination of our proprietary technologies, we are able to offer an enhanced ODS Destruction Protocol. This is very timely, especially considering certain recent Amendments to Senate Bill 1733, Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, that were introduced by Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT). This Bill specifically recognizes offset credits for ODS destruction for both domestic and international projects.”
ABOUT REMTEC INTERNATIONAL
Established in 1986, RemTec International is a world leader in the recovery, reclamation and destruction of Halons and Refrigerants. RemTec’s Halocarbon Management Program uses patented technologies that avoid emissions that either destroy the ozone layer, or add to global warming potential. RemTec's unique approach facilitates safe disposal of unwanted Halons, CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs on a worldwide basis. These hazardous substances are recovered, reclaimed, and in some cases destroyed in accordance with all domestic and international regulatory standards. For more information, please visit http://www.remtec.net
1100 Haskins Road
Bowling Green, Ohio, 43402
800-372-1301 (Toll Free / North America)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
We recharge Halon 1301, HFC-227ea, HFC-125, HFC-236fa and Novec 1230. In the event of an emergency contact Terri AuFrance at 419-466-6238 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
RemTec is buying used and unwanted Halon 1301, Halon 1211, HFC-227ea, HFC-125, HFC-236fa and Novec 1230.
Give us a call for more details, 1-800-372-1301
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Joint Meeting of the Regional Ozone Networks for Europe & Central Asia (ECA) and South Asia (SA), Istanbul & Turkey
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
A: Halon is a fire suppressant agent found in both Fire Suppression Systems (Halon 1301) and Fire Extinguishers (Halon 1211). This is the most effective extinguishing agent available. Halon leaves no residue so causes no damage to your property.
Q: Is Halon Banned?
A: Halon is not banned. It is no longer manufactured though. The phase out is being discussed but no dates are set. For more information about the phase out you can read the Clean Air Act on the US EPA's website.
Q: Who uses Halon?
A: From protecting computer and communication rooms throughout the electronics industry, to numerous military applications on ships, aircraft and tanks, to ensuring safety on all commercial aircraft, Halon is an integral and unparalleled fire-extinguishing agent. Halon 1211 fire extinguishers play a vital role in protecting peoples' lives as well as property including homes, autos and boats.
Q: What is the HRC voluntary Code of Practice?
A: An ethical code of practice for reclaimers of halon. This Code of Practice has been developed to provide an assurance to the public that HRC Enrolled Sellers engaged in the business of halon recycling and recovery operate in a manner that promotes safe and environmentally responsible halon reclamation.
Q: What are laboratory certifications?
A: Each cylinder or bulk tank supplied should have a laboratory certification. This means it has been tested to one of the industry-accepted standards (i.e. ISO-7201 or ASTM-D5632, Type 1 or Type 2). Every cylinder or bulk tank supplied by RemTec has laboratory certification. Always ask for complete laboratory certifications.
Q: Where can I buy recycled halon?
A: Recycled halon should only be purchased through a certified reclaimer like RemTec. RemTec assists sellers wishing to dispose of halon in a responsible manner, and helps buyers with "critical needs" locate supplies of Halon 1211 and 1301 for recharging their existing systems. RemTec operates a comprehensive Halocarbon Bank Management Program that meets all requirements of the EPA's 1990 Clean Air Act.
Q: What are "recycled halons?"
A: They are used halons cleaned by means of filtration, distillation, separation or other mechanical processes. As a result, our finished product meets the standards as set forth in ISO 7201 or ASTM D5632, Type 1 or Type 2.
Q: What is a certified reclaimer?
A: RemTec is a certified reclaimer. We are listed by the EPA after rigorous testing and adherence to all EPA standards. We also operate in accordance with NFPA 10 and 12A Standards and all work is performed according to the Montreal Protocol Treaty and Clean Air Act as amended in 1990. Always ask for complete laboratory certifications.
Q: I would like to remove halon from my systems. What should I do next?
A: Call our professionals. RemTec makes it easy for you to sell us your unwanted halon. We accept Halon 1211 and 1301 along with many CFC's, HCFC's and HFC's into our Halocarbon Management Program.
Q: What is a Halocarbon Management Program?
A: RemTec established a comprehensive Halocarbon Management Program in response to our customer's environmental and fire protection needs. We purchase, reclaim and sell recycled halocarbons, meeting or exceeding all industry standards. We only sell to "critical users" and strictly follow all regulations and laws regarding the safe handling and transportation of halogenated agents.
Q: What if I need to dispose of my halon?
A: RemTec can also help you dispose of your halon. Occasionally, owners of ozone depleting chemicals may select destruction as a preferable option, especially if their corporate policies require permanent disposal of all ODS's (Ozone Depleting Substances), Class 1 CFC's and halons. RemTec International, stands ready to accept these unwanted agents for destruction. This program is located in Bowling Green, Ohio and can achieve destruction effiencies up to 99.9999%.
Q: What size containers do you have?
A: We have the following containers available for both halon 1211 and 1301: 50 lb. 100 lb. 200 lb. 300 lb. 500 lb. 1000 lb. 1 ton (2000 lb.)
Q: Can I buy a cylinder of unclean halon?
A: No, because when you buy a system container of halon that has not been recycled and laboratory tested, you cannot be assured of what is in it. RemTec takes great pride in selling only recycled and laboratory certified products. Always demand laboratory certifications for each tank or cylinder containing halon.
Visit our website for more information: www.remtec.net
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Ron Marcus, RemTec's Business Development Manager, will be making a presentation on April 28th during the morning session for the joint meeting. Below is a summary of what he will be discussing.
RemTec International is proud to present information concerning the cost-efficient management, reclamation and destruction of ODS at the UNEP Joint meeting of the Regional Ozone Networks for Europe & Central Asia (ECA) and South Asia (SA) in Istanbul, Turkey, 26-30 April 2010. As we move forward in the phase-out of ODS, it becomes increasingly important that these substances are managed properly at the end of their useful life and that cost efficient methodologies are developed for this purpose. RemTec International has been involved with the reclamation of ODS since 1986 and destruction of these materials since 1995. RemTec is a leader in environmental management and employ state of the art technology to insure the proper handling of these materials. We are privileged to be able to participate in this important conference for the protection of our environment.
From: RemTec International, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA
Subject: HFC-227ea and HFC-125 Contaminated Products
This is an emergency notification to the fire protection industry regarding contaminated HFC-227ea and HFC-125 used in total flood clean agent applications.
RemTec has learned through tests conducted in its laboratory and confirmed by an outside independent laboratory, that newly produced HFC agents manufactured from an unknown foreign source has failed to meet industry standards for moisture, and are also high in particulates and fixed gases. Although we are assuming that these agents were shipped into the United States in ISO containers, it has since been downloaded into smaller bulk containers for sale to fire equipment distributors in the United States.
If you suspect that you may have some of this material, RemTec is offering for a limited time to provide free testing of your HFC inventory.
As a matter of procedure and for assurance to our customers, RemTec tests every (individual) bulk container before it is shipped to our customers. We certify that 100% of RemTec’s inventory material meets at a minimum NFPA 2001 Standards. RemTec also tests to other industry Standards, such as ASTM, ISO, and AHRI-700 upon request.
If you need further information or have questions, please contact Terri AuFrance at
800-372-1301, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 8, 2010
The most important event of the year for professionals in fire protection,
electrical & life safety and security.
Meet executive decision-makers from all building types from every state in the nation and beyond to get current with new developments in codes & standards and to find suppliers who can help them achieve safety-related objectives for their companies, facilities, or customers.
Monday, June 7 - 3:30 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 8 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 9 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday, March 1, 2010
NFPA Fall 2010 Report on Proposals
During the FSSA annual meeting last week, the FSSA technical director Tom Wysocki presented an update on NFPA standards activities. Several standards of particular interest to members of the FSSA are covered in the F2010 ROP including NFPA 2001, NFPA 12 and a new standard NFPA 3.
The FSSA encourages all members to review the changes which have been proposed for NFPA standards in the Fall 2010 ROP and submit comments for the betterment of the NFPA standards.
Anyone may comment on the proposals in the ROP. One does not need to be a member of NFPA to offer a comment. Each duly submitted comment must be addressed by the NFPA Technical Committee responsible for the particular NFPA document. Further, if the Technical Committee does not accept a comment, the submitter has the right to submit a Notice of Intent to Make a Motion (NITMAM) which, if certified, permits the submitter to move his comment on the floor of the annual NFPA meeting. If the majority of the NFPA members voting at the annual meeting approve the comment, a procedure is followed which generally either will include the comment as part of the revised standard or cause the related text in the NFPA standard to revert to the text in the current edition.
Please remember, comment closing date is March 5, 2010 5 PM Eastern Time. Comments may be mailed, faxed or emailed to
Secretary, Standards Council
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169-7471
OR Fax to: (617) 770-3500
OR Email to: email@example.com
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The RemTec phone chain started in one case at 12:35 AM. This phone chain was created to put our team members on alert and inform them of the situation. The information that is passed to each person is the type of agent needed, type of tank and the date with the specific time needed for delivery to the customer.
Once the information is received by our team members, they know what’s required and does their part in making these situations go as smooth as possible, whether it’s coming in to paint and recharge the certain cylinders or scheduling the logistics.
We are proud to always be on call and reliable for our customers because we know that fire protection waits for no one.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
RemTec International would like to warm you up with some $$$ for your Halon.
RemTec is buying your decommissioned Halon 1301, Halon 1211, HFC-227ea, HFC-236fa and HFC-125.
Do you need a Recharge? RemTec has recharge services available for Halon 1301, HFC-227ea, HFC-236fa, HFC-125 and Novec™ system cylinders. Call today for a RemTec Quick Quote.
Call or Email us today!
Our Green Team members are here to assist you.
Give us a call at 1-800-372-1301. You can also email Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org orSandy at email@example.com
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
RemTec provides a spreadsheet and Certificates of Reclamation for each shipment.
RemTec can also has recharge service for Halon 1301, HFC-227ea, HFC-125 and Novec™ system cylinders. Call today for a RemTec Quick Quote.
Our experienced and Certified Technicians have over 60 years experience so you can rest assured you will recieve the quality service you would expect from the most respected Halon Recycler in the Industry.
Our Green Team members are here to assist you.