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Publication Citation: Fire Suppression Efficiency Screening Method

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Author(s): Jiann C. Yang; Michelle K. Donnelly; William L. Grosshandler;
Title: Fire Suppression Efficiency Screening Method
Published: December 03, 1997
Abstract: Most of the current methods for fire suppression efficiency screening (e.g., cup burners) are designed for screening agents that can be delivered in the form of vapor. The search for alternatives to halons for fire suppression applications has identified several classes of condensed-phase compounds that may be delivered in the form of droplets or aerosols. The objective of this work is to design and build a bench-scale apparatus suitable for evaluating fire suppression efficiencies of these new advanced liquid agents. Five important design attributes have been considered during the inception of the apparatus: (1) applicability, (2) amenable to analysis, (3) repeatability, (4) flexibility, and (5) operability. There are three major parts to the apparatus: (1) burner, (2) flow facility, and (3) droplet/aerosol generator.
Conference: Partners in Environmental Technology
Proceedings: 3rd Annual SERDP Symposium
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: December 3-5, 1997
Keywords: fire suppression, halon alternatives
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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