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Publication Citation: Rapid Discharge of a Fire Suppressing Agent

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Author(s): Jiann C. Yang; William M. Pitts; B D. Breuel; William L. Grosshandler; W G. Cleveland;
Title: Rapid Discharge of a Fire Suppressing Agent
Published: January 01, 1996
Abstract: This paper describes an experimental method to study the rapid discharge of a fire suppressant (C3F8) from a pressurized vessel. Experimental observations inside and at the exit of the vessel were made using high-speed photography. Boiling was not observed inside the vessel during discharges. A simple mathematical model was developed to predict the liquid depletion level and is compared to the experimental measurements.
Citation: International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume: 23
Issue: No. 6
Pages: pp. 835 - 844
Keywords: discharge rate; halon alternatives; mathematical models; pressure vessels; high speed photography
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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