ASTM D5631 - 11 standard practice for handling, transportation, and storage of Halon 1301, Bromotrifluoromethane (CF3Br)

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Source: ASTM International

This practice provides requirements for the handling, transportation, and storage of Halon 1301 encountered in distribution through both commercial and military channels. It is intended to ensure that Halon 1301 is handled, transported, and stored in such a way that its physical property values are not degraded. Transport may be by various means, such as, but not limited to, highway, rail, water, and air.

1. Scope

1.1 This practice covers guidance and direction to suppliers, recyclers, reclaimers, purchasers, and users in the handling, transportation, and storage of Halon 1301.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately)

ASTM Standards
D5632 Specification for Halon 1301, Bromotrifluoromethane (CF3Br)

CGA Standards
SB-18 Use of Refrigerant (Halogenated Hydrocarbon) Recovery Cylinders

U.S. Government Standards
CodeofFederalRegulat (CFR) Title 49, Part 180, U.S. DOT, Continuing Qualification and Maintenance of Packagings

Other Documents
SafetyGuideforDecomm Volume 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Outreach Report, Moving Towards a World Without Halon

Index Terms

Bromotrifluoromethane; CF3Br; compressed gas; compressed liquefied gas; cylinders; explosion suppressant; fire suppressant; Halon 1301; handling; reclamation; recovery; recycling; storage; transport: Transportation--chemicals; Bromotrifluoromethane (CF3Br); CF3Br; Compressed gas; Explosion suppressant; Fire suppressants; Halon 1301; Handling material--chemicals; Reclamation; Recovery; Recycling; Storage--chemicals;

ICS Code

ICS Number Code 13.220.10 (Fire-fighting)

DOI: 10.1520/D5631-11

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