Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cost-efficient management, reclaim, & destruction of ODS

Joint meeting of the Regional Ozone Networks for Europe & Central Asia (ECA) and South Asia (SA) in Istanbul, Turkey, 26-30 April 2010 - REMTEC

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. 

HFC Emergency Notification

To: The Fire Protection Industry Representatives

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 terri.aufrance@remtec.net

Monday, March 8, 2010

Come see us at NFPA - Booth # 606

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.

Exhibit hours
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

RemTec in the Bowling Green Sentinel

FSSA Update

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: proposals_comments@nfpa.org