Electrical Cabinet Fire Extinguishment Testing
Fire Technology Boras Sweden
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The FiST-project New Technologies for Fire Suppression On Board Naval Craft, is a trilateral Canada, the Netherlands Sweden research project under the CANNLDSWE Cooperative Science and Technology MOU. The focus of the project is active fire fighting on navy ships. As part of this collaborative project, three gaseous fire suppression agents, NOVEC1230, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, were evaluated to determine their efficacy in suppressing fires and preventing reignition in an electrical cabinet. The testing, carried out at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Boras, Sweden in NovemberDecember 2013, also monitored the toxicity and corrosivity of degradation products arising from the suppressants and cooling of the space. The report presents and discusses the results of the testing.