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Compatibility of Halon Alternatives During Storage



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


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.
Proceedings Title
American Chemical Society. Halon Replacements: Technology and Science. National Meeting, 208th. Proceedings
Conference Dates
August 21-25, 1994
Conference Location
Washington, DC
Conference Title
ACS Symposium Series 611. Chapter 12


halon alternatives, storage, elastomers, thermal stability, metals, corrosion, lubricants, exposure, weight loss, swelling, compatibility


Gann, R. , Beauchamp, C. , Cleary, T. , Fink, J. , Harris, R. , Horkay, F. , McKenna, G. , Moffat, T. , Nyden, M. , Peacock, R. , Ricker, R. , Stoudt, M. and Waldron, W. (1994), Compatibility of Halon Alternatives During Storage, American Chemical Society. Halon Replacements: Technology and Science. National Meeting, 208th. Proceedings, Washington, DC, [online], (Accessed July 22, 2024)


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Created August 21, 1994, Updated February 19, 2017