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Analysis and Identification of the Breakdown Products of Potential Extinguishing Agents Subjected to Flaming Combustion

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Author(s)

E L. Morrey, L Knutsen

Abstract

QinetiQ has performed some preliminary, qualitative studies to identify the types of species produced when potential halon replacement agents are passed through a flaming combustion zone. Initial analysis was performed using an FTIR (Fourier Transform Infra Red), which allowed identification of some structural components/functional groups present in the compounds. Further analysis to more fully identify the compounds produced was performed by using a GC/MS (gas chromatography with mass spectrometry), which facilitated modification of the injection and method conditions to optimise the analysis across the wide chemical range of compounds investigated
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 984
Report Number
984

Keywords

halons, halon alternatives, extinguishing, flaming combustion, FT-IR, gas chromatography

Citation

Morrey, E. and Knutsen, L. (2002), Analysis and Identification of the Breakdown Products of Potential Extinguishing Agents Subjected to Flaming Combustion, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916634 (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created May 1, 2002, Updated August 7, 2014