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Inhibition of Flames by Condensed-Phase Agents.

pdf icon Inhibition of Flames by Condensed-Phase Agents. (511 K)
Linteris, G. T.; Reinelt, D.

Interscience Communications Ltd.; National Institute of Standards and Technology; Building Research Establishment; and Society of Fire Protection Engineers; Swedish National Testing and Research Institute. Interflam '96. International Interflam Conference, 7th Proceedings. March 26-28, 1996, Cambridge, England, Interscience Communications Ltd., London, England, Franks, C. A.; Grayson, S., Editor(s)(s), 477-486 pp, 1996.


fire safety; fire suppression; chemical inhibition; flame chemistry; flame models; flame retardants; particulates; premixed flames; diffusion flames


The ban on the production of the fire suppressant CF3Br has created a need for replacement agents. Obvious alternatives are other halogenated hydrocarbons, and much research has recently been devoted to understanding their relative performance and inhibition mechanisms. However, an agent with all of the desirable properties of CF3Br is proving difficult to find. Consequently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is undertaking research to identify new chemical suppressants and understand the mechanisms of inhibition of known agents, particularly those which have shown strong inhibiting effects.