Halon Testing

 

PGES has the only lab in the Middle East capable of testing Halons to ASTM, ISO and Mil Spec standards. These are the three standards used for Halon 1301 and Halon 1211.

PGES also has the only GC/MS (gas chromatography /mass spectrometry) unit in the Middle East designed specifically to deal with Halons and refrigerants. By using this we can identify the specific contaminates within Halons to ensure no azeotropic blends have been formed when a Halon has been contaminated.

To meet current ASTM standards, which are the highest for Halon 1301. PGES perform the following tests.

1.

Purity

2.

Halogen/chloride

3.

Acidity

4.

Residue

5.

Suspended matter

6.

Moisture

7.

Non condensable fixed gas

8.

Colour* (this is only done for Halon 1211)


Below is a table of the tests we run for Halons 1211 and Halon 1301 and the parameters for the standards.