Suppressant Concentration Requirements for Continuously-Energized Equipment Fires.
Suppressant Concentration Requirements for
Continuously-Energized Equipment Fires.
Braun, E.; Womeldorf, C. A.; King, M. D.; Kelly, A. A.
Fire Research and Engineering, Second (2nd)
International Conference. (ICFRE2). Proceedings.
ABSTRACTS ONLY. National Institute of Standards and
Technology and Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
August 10-15, 1997, Gaithersburg, MD, Slaughter, K. C.,
Editor(s), 57-57 pp, 1997.
fire research; fire protection engineering; fire
extinguishing agents; halon alternatives; flooding;
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard
on clean agent fire extinguishing systems, NFPA 2001,
was developed in response to international restrictions
on the production and use of certain halon fire
extinguishing agents. The standard addresses minimum
requirements for total flooding clean agent fire
extinguishing systems. Agent concentration necessary to
suppress the fire is estimated from the result of cup
burner tests assuming total gasification of agent and
uniform distribution throughout the enclosure. NFPA
2001 is applied to Class A, B, and C types of fire. A
basic assumption of NFPA 2001 is that agent
concentration requirements for Class C types are
comparable to Class A and B type fires.