Accession Number : ADA329255

Title :   Halon Replacement Program for Aviation: Aircraft Engine Nacelle Application Phase I - Operational Parameters Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 92-Sep 93,

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC BEAVERCREEK OH

Personal Author(s) : Kollack, Mathias L. ; Wheeler, Jon A. ; Bennett, J. Michael ; Caggianelli, Gregg M.

PDF Url : ADA329255

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This report documents the work performed under Phase I - Operational Parameters Study. of the Halon Replacement Program for Aviation for the Aircraft Engine Nacelle Application. Phase I is the first of a three-phase program to determine a replacement for Halon 1301 in aircraft engine nacelle applications. The objective of Phase I testing was to determine which parameters, in an aircraft engine nacelle fire, most influence the amount of agent needed to extinguish that fire. Of the 15 parameters tested, the factors which were most influential in an engine nacelle fire were: Surface Temperature, Fuel Temperature, Pre-Burn Time, Agent, Fuel Type, Cross-Sectional Area, and Air Temperature. These factors were recommended for inclusion in Phase II of the overall test program.

Descriptors :   *FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, *HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, POLYMERS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, CROSS SECTIONS, REPLACEMENT, AVIATION FUELS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS, ENGINE NACELLES.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE