What is the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act)?
The AIM Act from the EPA has mandated a phase down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC). This phase down will begin January 1st, 2022, and will ultimately reduce HFC production in a step-down fashion to 15% of its baseline level by the year 2036.
What does this affect?
HFC gases are overwhelmingly comprised of mostly refrigerants, coolants, aerosol propellants, and foams to name a few, and there are many others. On a much smaller scale, two Clean Agent Fire suppression gases; FM-200 (HFC-227ea) and ECARO-25 (HFC-125), are also composed of HFC gases and will unfortunately be immediately affected by this overall phasedown schedule
Will FM-200 & ECARO-25 be eliminated?
No. While the production of new FM-200 and ECARO-25 is expected to decline sharply as of January 1, 2022, meaning the availability of new inventory will reduce substantially. Subsequently, FM-200 and ECARO-25 will still be available for purchase for many years to come, if not indefinitely,
Are there other fire suppression options?
Yes. Fike 3MTM Novec 1230TM Fire Suppression Fluid and Fike ProInert2 Inert Gas Fire Suppression systems have been around for years and are not regulated by the AIM Act.
How do I learn more information?
SSI has a presentation that discusses the AIM Act in great detail. To schedule an in person or virtual presentation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-360-0687.
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