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Halon Options Technical Working Conference, 12th. Proceedings. HOTWC 2002. April 30-May 2, 2002.

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Gann, R. G.; Reneke, P. A.

NIST SP 984; June 2002.

Halon Options Technical Working Conference, 12th. Proceedings. HOTWC 2002. April 30-May 2, 2002, Albuquerque, NM, Gann, R. G.; Reneke, P. A., Editor(s)(s), 2002.

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YOU CAN ALSO VIEW NIST SP 984 GO TO WEBSITE: It is with great pleasure that we publish the Proceedings of the 12th Halon Options Technical Working Conference. As recently as seven months ago, it was not clear that the meeting would happen. After its founding by Dr. Robert Tapscott of the New Mexico Engineering Research Institute and its capable stewardship by Bob and Dr. Douglas Mather, and after the Conference had emerged as the prime venue for technical and programmatic interchange in this field, it appeared that organizational issues within the Institute might lead to its termination. Fortunately, this meeting was deemed important to the Department of Defense's Next Generation Fire Suppression Technology Program, and a rapid resurgence took place. Potential attendees and authors were contacted via an extensive e-mail network. Gamboa International Corp. assumed responsibility for the Conference arrangements. The result was a meeting that matched its predecessors in content and attendance. This was the first electronic HOTWC. Virtually all the presentations were computer-driven. By acclimation, these Proceedings, generated electronically on compact disc, will replace the prior bound volume. Both the presentations and the papers will also be available on the HOTWC web site: Encouraged by this success, we expect continuation of the Conference as long as there are new developments to present and discuss. Stay tuned to the web site for details. To see the papers click on Table of Contents link on the toolbar at the top of the page. The table of contents are laid out by the sessions. Clicking on the title of each talk brings up a pdf of the talk. The documents are in pdf, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the files. To install Adobe Acrobat Reader, go to the Software link in the Tool Bar at the top of the page.

Selected Papers

Addressing the Need for Halon Replacement.
Sheinson, R. S. Next Generation Fire Suppression Technology Program: FY2002 Progress.
Gann, R. G. Toxicity Screening of Halogenated Aliphatics Using a Novel In Vitro Volatile Chemical Exposure System.
Geiss, K. T.; Frazier, J. M.; Dodd, D. E. Discharge of CF3I in a Cold Simulated Aircraft Engine Nacelle.
Yang, J. C.; Manzello, S. L.; Nyden, M. R.; Connaghan, M. D. Fire Suppression Scaling Issues in Different Compartment Sizes.
Ayers, S.; Sheinson, R. S.; Maranghides, A.; Morse, D.; Szwarc, D. Suppression of Electrical Cable Fires: Development of a Standard PVC Cable Fire Test for ISO 14520-1.
Robin, M. L.; Rowland, T. F.; Harris, J. F.; Sharma, V. Continuation of Thermal Decomposition Product Testing With C6-F-Ketone, Increased Concentrations.
Ditch, B. D.; Rivers, P. E.; Thomas, S. D. Enhanced Powder Panels.
Cyphers, D. C.; Frederick, S. A.; Haas, J. P. Voluntary Code of Practice for HFC and PFC Fire Protection Agents.
Cortina, T. A. Program for Estimating Emissions of HFCS and PFCS by the Fire Protection Industry.
Senecal, J. A. Effect of Bromine Substitution on the Lifetimes and Ozone Depletion Potentials of Organic Compounds.
Huie, R. E.; Orkin, V. L.; Louis, F. L.; Kozlov, S. N.; Kurylo, M. J. Mixed Phase Fire Suppression Systems: Applications and Benefits.
McHale, B. G. Estimation of Fire Extinguishing Concentration of Binary Agents.
Vahdat, N.; Zou, Y.; Collins, M. About Substitution for Ozone-Depleting Agents for Fire Extinguishing.
Baratov, A. N.; Kopylov, N. P.; Timofeev, E. V. Assessment of the Fire Suppression Mechanics for HFC-227ea Combined With NaHCO3.
Skaggs, R. R. Suppression Effectiveness of Aerosols: The Effect of Size and Flame Type.
Fleming, J. W.; Williams, B. A.; Sheinson, R. S. Liquid Agent Transport Around Solid Obstacles.
Presser, C.; Widmann, J. F.; Papadopoulos, G. Droplet Impact Model for Agent Transport in Engine Nacelles.
DesJardin, P. E.; Presser, C.; Disimile, P. J.; Tucker, J. R. Aerosol Fire Suppression for High Rise Structural Applications Via Aircraft Distribution Using Metalstorm Technology.
Brooks, J.; Berezovsky, J.; O'Dwyer, M. Evaluation of Bromotrifluoropropene as a Halon 1211 Replacement.
Grigg, J.; Chattaway, A. Tropodegradable Bromocarbon Extinguishants: Compound Selection and Testing Issues.
Mather, J. D.; Tapscott, R. E. Inhibition Effect of Organophosphorus Compounds on Structure of Atmospheric Premixed C3H8/O2/Ar and CH4/O2/Ar Flames.
Korobeinichev, O. P.; Bolshova, T. A.; Shvartsberg, V. M.; Shmakov, A. G. Study of Effect of Organophosphorus Fire Suppressants on Premixed C3H8/Air and Diffusive Counterflow CH4/Air Flames.
Shmakov, A. G.; Korobeinichev, O. P.; Bolshova, T. A.; Shvartsberg, V. M.; Knyazkov, D. A.; Zakharov, L.; Kudryavtsev, I. Y.; Furin, G. G. Thermodynamics of Metal Agent Fire Extinguishment.
Tapscott, R. E.; Mather, J. D. Fluoroalkyl Phosphorus Fire Extinguishing Agents.
Tapscott, R. E.; Shreeve, J. M.; Mather, J. D. Evaluation of Transition Metals for Practical Fire Suppression Systems.
McDonnell, D.; Dlugogorski, B. Z.; Kennedy, E. M. Update on the Examination and Comparison of Existing Halon Alternatives and New Sustainable Clean Agent Technology in Suppressing Continuously Energized Fires.
Bengtson, G. F.; Flamm, J.; Niemann, R. Physical and Environmental Properties of a Next Generation Extinguishing Agent.
Owens, J. G. Analysis and Identification of the Breakdown Products of Potential Extinguishing Agents Subjected to Flaming Combustion.
Morrey, E. L.; Knutsen, L. Effects of Non-Uniform Surface Regression on the Stability and Spreading of a PMMA Boundary Layer Flame Near the Extinction Limit.
Ndubizu, C. C.; Ananth, R.; Tatem, P. A. Influence of Oxidation of HFC's and FC's on Their Fire Extinguishing and Explosion Preventing Characteristics.
Kopylov, S. N. Future of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF): Performance Parameters and Requirements.
Sheinson, R. S.; Williams, B. A.; Green, C.; Fleming, J. W.; Anleitner, R.; Ayers, S.; Maranghides, A.; Barylski, D. Flow Past a Burning Solid Surface.
Ananth, R.; Ndubizu, C. C.; Tatem, P. A. Testing of Gaseous Fire Suppressants in Narrow Channel Apparatus.
Dlugogorski, B. Z.; Wang, H.; Kennedy, E. M.; Delichatsios, M. A. Update on the Evaluation of Selected NFPA 2001, Agents for Suppressing Class "C" Energized Fires Featuring C6 F-Ketone.
Bengtson, G. F.; Flamm, J.; Niemann, R. Determination of CF3J Inerting Concentration Methane-Air and Heptane-Air Mixtures.
Lisochkin, Y. A.; Poznyak, V. I.; Belevtsev, E. G. Ullage Protection Ownership Cost for KC-130J: Explosion Suppressant Foam (ESF) Vs. On-Board Inert Gas Generation System (OBIGGS).
Bein, D. V-22 Fire Protection Update: Dry Bay Active Fire Suppression and Shipboard Firefighting.
Bein, D. Intumescent "Instant Firewalls" for Low-Cost Fire Protection.
Bennett, G. Development of a Halotron (TM) I Handheld Fire Extinguisher for Use Onboard Commercial Aircraft.
Colton, B. A.; Gibson, J. M. Advanced Propellant/Additive Development for Fire
Fallis, S.; Reed, R.; McCormick, J. L.; Holland, G. F. Development and Testing of Goodrich 244 Fire Suppressant.
Olander, D. E.