Dynamics of the Release of Alternate Halon Replacement Agents From Pressurized Bottles.
Dynamics of the Release of Alternate Halon Replacement
Agents From Pressurized Bottles.
Pitts, W. M.; Yang, J. C.; Breuel, B. D.; Cleveland, W.
G.; Gmurczyk, G. W.
Halon Alternatives Technical Working Conference 1993.
Proceedings. HOTWC 1993. (Halon Options Technical
Working Conference.) University of New Mexico; New
Mexico Engineering Research Institute; Center for Global
Environmental Technologies; National Association of Fire
Equipment Distributors, Inc.; Halon Alternative Research
Corp.; Fire Suppression Systems Assoc.; and Hughes
Associates, Inc. May 11-13, 1993, Albuquerque, NM,
75-82 pp, 1993.
Sponsor:Air Force, Wright Patterson AFB, OH
halons; experiments; halon 1301; military facilities;
military aircraft; nacelle fires; halon alternatives
Halon 1301 has been widely employed on military and
commercial aircraft for fire fighting purposes.
Unfortunately, due to the deleterious effects of
chlorine and bromine on stratospheric ozone, the
manufacture of halon 1301 will be phased out by the end
of 1993 under the terms of the Montreal Protocol. As a
result, the military services and the Federal Aviation
Administration, with the U.S. Air Force coordinating the
effort, have initiated a research program to identify
effective halon 1301 replacements which are low ozone
depleters. As part of this project, a list of eleven
potential halon 1301 alternatives have been proposed.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has
been tasked to recommend which of the eleven compounds
should be tested at full scale. The work reported in
this paper is part of this task.