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Rapid Discharge of a Fire Suppressing Agent

Published

Author(s)

Jiann C. Yang, William M. Pitts, B D. Breuel, William L. Grosshandler, W G. Cleveland

Abstract

This paper describes an experimental method to study the rapid discharge of a fire suppressant (C3F8) from a pressurized vessel. Experimental observations inside and at the exit of the vessel were made using high-speed photography. Boiling was not observed inside the vessel during discharges. A simple mathematical model was developed to predict the liquid depletion level and is compared to the experimental measurements.
Citation
International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume
23
Issue
No. 6

Keywords

discharge rate, halon alternatives, mathematical models, pressure vessels, high speed photography

Citation

Yang, J. , Pitts, W. , Breuel, B. , Grosshandler, W. and Cleveland, W. (1996), Rapid Discharge of a Fire Suppressing Agent, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911557 (Accessed February 28, 2024)
Created January 1, 1996, Updated February 19, 2017