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
Pub Type: Conferences
halon alternatives, storage, elastomers, thermal stability, metals, corrosion, lubricants, exposure, weight loss, swelling, compatibility