Accession Number:

AD1044406

Title:

Construction of an Exploratory List of Chemicals to Initiate the Search for Halon Alternatives

Corporate Author:

National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg United States

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Abstract:

Production of the currently-used halogenated fire suppressants halons will be curtailed because of their contribution to stratospheric ozone depletion. This report, one of the first efforts toward identifying alternatives, documents the rationale for and selection of a set of approximately one hundred gases andor liquids, covering a range of chemical and physical principles thought to affect flame suppression capability and stratospheric ozone depletion. An appendix provides extensive information on each of the selected chemicals. Also included in the report is an introduction to combustion concepts, fire suppression mechanisms, test approaches for flame suppression effectiveness, and the mechanisms by which the current commercial halon can decrease stratospheric ozone.

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Oct 1989,30 Sep 1990

Pages:

0210

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Distribution Statement:

Approved For Public Release;

Contract Number:

89CS8205

File Size:

7.96MB