Alternative

 

Due to the high ozone depletion (ODS) and high global warming potential (GWP) of Halons, replacements have been made for non critical users.

These replacements are Novec 1230 and FM-200.

Ozone Depletion

(ODS)

Global Warming potential

(GWP)

Halon 1301

16

7,140

Halon 1211

7.1

1,890

Novec 1230

0

1

FM-200

0

3,220

CO2

0

1


Ozone depletion has a base line of 1 which is the equivalent to 1 ton of CFC-11. Therefore 1 ton of Halon 1301 would do the same amount of damage to the ozone as 16 tons of CFC-11 would do.

Global warming also has a base line of 1 which is equivalent to 1 ton of carbon dioxide (CO2). Therefore 1 ton of Halon 1301 would have the same global warming effect of 7,140 tons of carbon dioxide.