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Dynamics of the Release of Alternate Halon Replacement Agents From Pressurized Bottles.

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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.


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.