American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Quantity Survey of Halon 1301

Supat Patvichaichod

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2012.376.381

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 3

Pages 376-381

Abstract

Problem statement: The objectives of this article were to survey the data of Halon 1301 user in Thailand in which the data was used to establish the guidelines of Halon management project. Approach: The data survey of Halon 1301 user began by sending a questionnaire to 3,756 organizations that were expected to use Halon 1301, total number of replied organizations is 2,627 organizations, which is 70% of all organizations that received the questionnaire. There are 31 organizations of Halon 1301 users and there are 17 organizations, which ever used Halon 1301. Results: Total quantity of Halon 1301 is 50,381.32 kg. The number of small size users is zero. The number of medium size users is 6 organizations. The quantity of Halon 1301 is 947.92 kg. The number of large size users is 24 organizations. The quantity of Halon 1301 is 49,433.4 km. For the phase-out users, the total quantity used by organizations is 28,741.6 kg. In case the category is divided by the size of organization, the small size phase-out user is 2 organizations. Total Halon 1301 quantity used in the organization is 81.7 km. The medium size phase-out user is 1 organization. Total Halon 1301 quantity used in the organization is 181.2 km. The large size phase-out user is 13 organizations. Total Halon 1301 quantity used in the organization is 28,478.7 km. Conclusion: The Halon quantity that is available in Thailand is 79,122.92 kg, which is divided into (1) the Halon that is currently used by companies in which the quantity is approximately 50,381.32 kg or 64% of Halon quantity in the country. Most of users are from industrial factories, which do not have any policy of the adjustment because of the high installation cost. And (2) the phase-out Halon that is still kept in Thailand because there is no organization has an ability to dispose Halon. The Halon quantity in this type is 28,741.6 kg or 36% of Halon quantity in the country. The power plant and office buildings are the business that mostly abandoned the use of Halon. Most of phase-out Halon is delivered to supplier for the storage purpose.

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