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Transient Application Recirculating Pool Fire, Agent Effectiveness Screen: Final Report



William L. Grosshandler, Anthony P. Hamins, Jiann C. Yang, Kevin B. McGrattan, Cary Presser


A three-year research effort has been conducted as part of the Next Generation Program (NGP) to develop a laboratory screening device suitable for predicting the behavior of halon alternatives in full-scale fire suppression experiments. Most of the work has focused on the transient delivery of gaseous agents and interactions with an obstacle-stabilized propane pool tire. The final report of this effort was recently issued as a NlST report (NISTIR 6733). Motivation for the study and significant findings are summarized in this paper.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 984-4
Report Number


halon alternatives, pool fires, fire suppression, gas generators, nacelle fires, aircraft fires, halons


Grosshandler, W. , Hamins, A. , Yang, J. , McGrattan, K. and Presser, C. (2001), Transient Application Recirculating Pool Fire, Agent Effectiveness Screen: Final Report, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 21, 2024)


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Created April 24, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017