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Main Title Low Ozone-Depleting Halocarbons as Total-Flood Agents. Volume 2. Laboratory-Scale Fire Suppression and Explosion Prevention Testing.
Author Skaggs, S. R. ; Heinonen, E. W. ; Moore, T. A. ; Kirst, J. A. ;
CORP Author New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher Sep 95
Year Published 1995
Report Number NMERI-OC92/26; EPA-R-817774-01-0; EPA/600/R-95/150B;
Stock Number PB96-109079
Additional Subjects Environmental chemical substitutes ; Chemical compounds ; Fire extinguishing agents ; Explosion proofing ; Alternatives ; Halocarbons ; Halohydrocarbons ; Ethers ; Alkenes ; Fire protection ; Fire suppression ; Fire fighting ; Flooding ; Thermodynamic properties ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Ozone depletion ; Fire tests ; Laboratory tests ;
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Collation 107p
The report gives results from (1) flame suppression testing of potential Halon-1301 (CF3Br) replacement chemicals in a laboratory cup burner using n-heptane fuel and (3) explosion prevention (inertion) testing in a small-scale explosion sphere using propane and methane as fuels. Test equipment and techniques are described. Agent performance is given in terms of the concentration required to achieve flame extinguishment in the cup burner and as the concentration required to achieve explosion inertion, defined as an explosive overpressure of 1 psi (6.9 kPa) or less. Results are also expressed in terms of weight and storage volume equivalents, reflecting the weight and storage volume of a candidate agent required to achieve the same performance effectiveness as Halon-1301.