Availability of Halon 1301 meeting Type 1 and Type 2 specifications
The National Halon Bank (NHB) has a limited supply of Halon meeting Type 2 specification. The NHB does not offer services for conversion of Halon 1301 from Type 1 to Type 2 specification. Companies that wish to convert Halon 1301 from Type 1 to Type 2 specification should make arrangements with an industry service provider with this capability.
Halon stockpiled at the National Halon Bank (NHB) is available to meet approved essential use requirements of the Australian fire protection industry.
Agreed purposes are limited to:
- commercial and private aviation
- ocean-going shipping, including foreign flag vessels operating in or through Australian waters
- certain defence applications.
Purchases of Halon may be arranged by contacting the NHB – prices are available on application. Purchasers must hold an Extinguishing agent handling licence and Halon Special Permit (see Essential Use Exemptions).
Commercial overseas sales of Halon do not usually occur, however sales to overseas governments may be considered.
All halon supplied from the NHB has been recovered from commercial uses and reclaimed to meet the international standard: ISO 7201-1 1989.