Fire Suppression Effectiveness Screening Methods for Halon 1301 Replacement Technologies.
Fire Suppression Effectiveness Screening Methods for
Halon 1301 Replacement Technologies.
Grosshandler, W. L.
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), 55-55 pp, 1997.
fire research; fire protection engineering; halon 1301;
halon alternatives; fire suppression; effectiveness
The options being considered to replace halon 1301
include gases (e.g., HFC-125 or CO2), liquids (e.g.,
fine water sprays) and powders (e.g. pyrotechnically
generated aerosols). With inert gases and gaseous
agents in the halocarbon family, existing test methods
for determining the minimum concentration necessary to
extinguish a fire by flooding a space are well
established and have been demonstrated to predict full
scale behavior with relative acumen. This paper
presents a methodology for categorizing the fire threat
and alternative suppression strategies, and suggests
ways to extract the key parameters controlling fire
growth and the transport of the agent to the fire.