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Publication Citation: Limits to the Effectiveness of Metal-Containing Fire Suppressants

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Author(s): Gregory T. Linteris;
Title: Limits to the Effectiveness of Metal-Containing Fire Suppressants
Published: December 01, 2004
Abstract: This report reviews the literature on metal inhibition of flames and identifies metal species with potential as fire suppressant additives. To provide a basis for discussion, the detailed mechanism of inhibition of iron is reviewed, and the reasons for its loss of effectiveness are described. The demonstrated flame inhibiting properties of other metals is then discussed, followed by a description of the potential loss of effectiveness for these other metals.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 7177
Keywords: fire suppression;flame inhibition;Halon replacements;metal flame inhibitors
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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