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Inhibition of Flames by Condensed-Phase Agents



Gregory T. Linteris, D Reinelt


The ban on the production of the fire suppressant CF3Br has created a need for replacement agents. Obvious alternatives are other halogenated hydrocarbons, and much research has recently been devoted to understanding their relative performance and inhibition mechanisms. However, an agent with all of the desirable properties of CF3Br is proving difficult to find. Consequently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is undertaking research to identify new chemical suppressants and understand the mechanisms of inhibition of known agents, particularly those which have shown strong inhibiting effects.
Proceedings Title
Interflam '96. International Interflam Conference, 7th Proceedings
Conference Dates
March 26-28, 1996
Conference Location


fire safety, fire suppression, chemical inhibition, flame chemistry, flame models, flame retardants, particulates, premixed flames, diffusion flames


Linteris, G. and Reinelt, D. (1996), Inhibition of Flames by Condensed-Phase Agents, Interflam '96. International Interflam Conference, 7th Proceedings, Cambridge, -1, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created March 26, 1996, Updated February 19, 2017