Accession Number:

ADA291155

Title:

Feasibility of a Jet-Stirred Reactor for Evaluating Replacements for Halon Fire Retardants.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

Halons have been used as extinguishing agents for over 20 years. This type of fire suppression dates back to the late 1930s and 1940s when researchers discovered that halogenated methanes reduced flame velocities and inhibited ignition Zentler-Gordon, 1940. Further research resulted in the development of commercial halogenated fire suppression agents. The two most popular halons are Halon 1301 CF3Br and Halon 1211 CF2BrCl. Halon 1301 is mainly used in fixed location discharge stations due to its low boiling point -58 C. The higher boiling point of Halon 1211 24 C has made it popular with portable fire extinguisher applications. The principal advantages of halons are their low extinguishing concentration requirements and relatively non-toxic byproducts. One important benefit is that they do not damage equipment, which is critical in aircraft, computer facilities and nuclear plant electrical control rooms. jg p.6

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE