New FIA Guidance Note

28 August 2020

This FIA guidance sets out the criteria required for recycled Halocarbon fire extinguishing agents and their use in discharged and / or service exchange containers. The intent of this guidance is to illustrate why the recovery and recycling of halocarbon extinguishing agents should be carried out in a safe and environmentally responsible manner that meets the required quality standards. It is worth noting that the “recovered” agent refers to halocarbon extinguishing agents that have been simply removed from a system and kept for future use without testing or processing in any way.“Recycled agent” refers to halocarbon fire extinguishing agents that have been recovered, tested and processed as necessary to bring them into compliance with the necessary quality standards.