Halon 1301 Surrogates for Engine Nacelle Fire Suppression System Certification.
Halon 1301 Surrogates for Engine Nacelle Fire
Suppression System Certification.
Womeldorf, C. A.; Yang, J. C.; Grosshandler, W. L.
NISTIR 5499; September 1994.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 9-10 pp, 1994.
Sponsor:Naval Air Warfare Center, Lakehurst, NY
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964
fire research; halon 1301; nacelle fires; fire
suppression; certification; aircraft engines
Until recently halon 1301 has been regularly discharged
in Navy aircraft engine nacelles to certify that the
fire suppression systems distribute the fire suppressant
effectively. Halon 1301 can no longer be used in this
manner because of its high ozone depletion potential.
In order to continue to certify the fire suppression
systems of Navy aircraft a surrogate for halon 1301 must
be found. Ideally, this stimulant will have the physical
and dynamical properties that will allow it to mimic
halon 1301 in discharge behavior in any aircraft fire
suppression system. This work presents the significant
parameters relevant to agent discharge in an engine
nacelle, as well as a discussion of the procedure and
preliminary results of our search for a halon 1301