Aerosol and SPGG Technology Fire Suppression Screening Methods.
Aerosol and SPGG Technology Fire Suppression Screening
Grosshandler, W. L.; Yang, J. C.; Cleary, T. G.
NISTIR 5904; October 1996.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
October 28-31, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, 59-60 pp, 1996.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-153514
fire research; fire science; fire suppression; aerosols;
solid propellants; halon alternatives
The search for alternatives to halons for fire
suppression applications has identified not only new
compounds which have physical properties similar to the
bromochlorofluorocarbon family, but also inert gaseous
agents that are released from a solid state and
condensed phase agents that may be misted or generated
pyrotechnically. Industry is already investigating
innovative ways that these multiple technologies can be
blended or hybridized to create an optimum fire fighting
agent/release mechanism for specific applications. The
traditional cup burner method is unable to evaluate
these not-in-king replacement systems. Two new concepts
for testing liquid aerosol and solid propellant gas
generator (SPGG) fire suppression technologies are