A three-year research effort has been conducted as part of the Next Generation Program (NGP) to develop a laboratory screening device suitable for predicting the behavior of halon alternatives in full-scale fire suppression experiments. Most of the work has focused on the transient delivery of gaseous agents and interactions with an obstacle-stabilized propane pool tire. The final report of this effort was recently issued as a NlST report (NISTIR 6733). Motivation for the study and significant findings are summarized in this paper.
Proceedings Title: Paroceedings of the Halon Options Technical Working Conference. HOTWC 2001
Conference Dates: April 24-26, 2001
Conference Location: Albuquerque, NM
Conference Title: Halon Options Technical Working Conference
Pub Type: Conferences
halon alternatives, pool fires, fire suppression, gas generators, nacelle fires, aircraft fires, halons