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Fire Suppression Effectiveness Screening Methods for Halon 1301 Replacement Technologies.


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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.

Keywords:

fire research; fire protection engineering; halon 1301; halon alternatives; fire suppression; effectiveness

Abstract:

[ABSTRACT ONLY] 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.