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Suppression Within a Simulated Computer Cabinet Using an External Water Spray.


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Grosshandler, W. L.; Lowe, D. L.; Notarianni, K. A.; Rinkinen, W. J.

NISTIR 5499; September 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts. October 17-20, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, 75-76 pp, 1994.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-104964

Keywords:

fire research; water sprays; fire suppression; computers; halons; water mist

Abstract:

A total ban on halon production has created a vacuum in the fire protection industry which is likely to be filled by more than one suitable replacement. A water-based system is an attractive replacement candidate because water, in addition to being an effective fire suppressant, is non-toxic, environmentally friendly and competitively priced. The latest generation of spray systems requires much less water than traditional sprinklers, and is being considered for applications heretofore limited to non-condensing agents such as halon 1301.