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Suppressant Concentration Requirements for Continuously-Energized Equipment Fires.

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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; cleaning agents


[ABSTRACT ONLY] 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.