Analysis and Identification of the Breakdown Products of Potential Extinguishing Agents Subjected to Flaming Combustion
E L. Morrey, L Knutsen
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
halons, halon alternatives, extinguishing, flaming combustion, FT-IR, gas chromatography
and Knutsen, L.
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 December 9, 2023)