Halocarbon Agent

Definition(s)


Halocarbon Agent

Halocarbon agent is a fire-extinguishing medium consisting of one or more carbon atoms linked to one or more Halogen atoms from the elements bromine, chlorine, fluorine and iodine.

Source: IMO MSC.1/Circ.1316, Guidelines on determining the no observed adverse effect level (NOAEL) and lowest observed adverse effect level (LOAEL) values for halocarbon fire-extinguishing agents, 10 June 2009, International Maritime Organization. Regulatory Guidance