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Main Title Halon Fire Extinguishants.
Author Tapscott, R. ;
CORP Author New Mexico Engineering Research Inst., Albuquerque.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1991
Year Published 1991
Stock Number PB95-250882
Additional Subjects Halons ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Fire extinguishing agents ; Halocarbons ; Material substitution ; Materials replacement ; Alternatives ; Chemical properties ; Fire suppression ; Air pollution abatement ; Market analysis ; Use patterns
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-250882 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 11/25/1995
Collation 22p
Concerns about depletion of stratospheric ozone has forced restrictions on the production and use of some of our most important chemicals -- the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halon. Halons, the subject of this paper, are used for fire extinguishment, inertion, and explosion suppression. Assessment of business opportunities with halon replacement agents must take into account three uncertainties: (1) future regulatory activities, (2) a decreasing market due to conversion to alternative fire protection approaches, and (3) the unsettle technologies. The alternative approaches that will reduce the market for halons and halon-like agents include new procedures, equipment, engineering, and alternative agents (carbon dioxide, water, foam, dry chemical).