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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|
|Pages:||pp. 835 - 844|
|Keywords:||discharge rate, halon alternatives, mathematical models, pressure vessels, high speed photography|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (327KB)|