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Publication Citation: Compatibility of Halon Alternatives During Storage

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Author(s): Richard G. Gann; Carlos R. Beauchamp; Thomas G. Cleary; J L. Fink; Richard H. Harris Jr.; F Horkay; G B. McKenna; Thomas P. Moffat; Marc R. Nyden; Richard D. Peacock; Richard E. Ricker; Mark R. Stoudt; W. K. Waldron;
Title: Compatibility of Halon Alternatives During Storage
Published: August 21, 1994
Abstract: A key facet of the evaluation of new fire suppressants is their behavior under pressure and at elevated temperature in a metal storage container with an elastomer seal. In this study, 13 candidate chemicals have been examines: C2F6, C3F8, C4F10, cyclo-C4F8, CH2F2, C2HF5, CH2F2(60%)/C2HF5(40%), C2H2F4, C3HF7, C3H2F6, CHF2Cl, C2HF4Cl, and NaHCO3. This paper presents the results of testing for thermal stability in the presence of various metals, corrosion of those metals, and effects on selected elastomers and lubricants.
Conference: ACS Symposium Series 611. Chapter 12
Proceedings: American Chemical Society. Halon Replacements: Technology and Science. National Meeting, 208th. Proceedings
Location: Washington, DC
Dates: August 21-25, 1994
Keywords: halon alternatives, storage, elastomers, thermal stability, metals, corrosion, lubricants, exposure, weight loss, swelling, compatibility
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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