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|Main Title||Low Ozone-Depleting Halocarbons as Total-Flood Agents. Volume 1. Candidate Survey.|
|Author||Skaggs, S. R. ; Tapscott, R. E. ; Nimitz, J. S. ; Moore, T. A. ;|
|CORP Author||New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.|
|Report Number||NMERI-OC94/4; EPA-R-817774-01-0; EPA/600/R-95/150A;|
|Additional Subjects||Environmental chemical substitutes ; Chemical compounds ; Fire extinguishing agents ; Explosion proofing ; Alternatives ; Halocarbons ; Halohydrocarbons ; Ethers ; Alkenes ; Fire protection ; Fire supression ; Fire fighting ; Flooding ; Thermodynamic properties ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Ozone depletion ;|
The volume describes an effort to identify chemical fire protection and explosion prevention agents which may replace the ozone-depleting agent Halon-1301 (CF3Br). Available information from the open literature and from industry contacts was collected on approximately 650 halogenated hydrocarbons. Candidate agents surveyed included perfluorocarbons, hydrofluorocarbons, and hydrochlorofluorocarbons as well as selected hydrobromofluorocarbons, fluoroiodocarbons, haloethers, and haloalkenes. On the basis of physical properties, chemical stabilities, toxicities, availabilities, costs, materials compatibilities, fire suppression capabilities, and environmental considerations, 29 chemicals are recommended for laboratory-scale testing as potential fire suppression and explosion prevention agents.