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Main Title Research and Development for Total-Flood Halon 1301 Replacements for Oil and Gas Production Facilities.
Author Skaggs, S. R. ; Heinonen, E. ; Tapscott, R. E. ; Smith, N. D. ;
CORP Author New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA-R-817774; EPA/600/A-92/151;
Stock Number PB92-206515
Additional Subjects Occupational safety and health ; Petroleum industry ; Fire extinguishing agents ; Explosions ; Industrial safety ; Flammability ; Oil recovery ; Gas production ; Halons ; Environmental engineering ; Research and development ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Toxicity ; Industrial medicine ; Halohydrocarbons ; Extinguishing ; Flooding ; Confined environments ; Halon 1301
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NTIS  PB92-206515 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
The paper describes an effort to evaluate selected halocarbons as alternative total-flood fire and explosion protection agents for Alaskan North Slope petroleum processing facilities. Adequate explosion and fire protection of enclosed spaces containing flammable gases and streaming fuel presents significant safety challenges for the North Slope petroleum industry. These areas are now protected by Halon 1301 total-flood fire and explosion suppression systems. However, because of the suspected negative impact on the global environment, Halon 1301 production will be sharply curtailed. Therefore, a program was initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the University of New Mexico's Center for Global Environmental Technologies to develop one or more potential Halon 1301 replacements for use in explosion inertion and fire suppression in North Slope oil and gas handling facilities. Among the factors considered were physical properties, toxicity, effectiveness, chemical stability, and environmental impacts of potential chemicals.