Accession Number : ADA331924

Title :   An Evaluation of the International Maritime Organization's Gaseous Agents Test Protocol

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : HUGHES ASSOCIATES INC BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Back, G. G. ; Beyler, C. L. ; DiNenno, P. J. ; Hansen, R. ; Waller, D.

PDF Url : ADA331924

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 314

Abstract : This report provides an evaluation of three gaseous halon alternatives (CEA-410, FM-200, and NAF S-III) and one gas/powder mix (Envirogel) in full-scale machinery space applications. Halon 1301 was also tested to serve as a baseline comparison. The primary objective of this investigation was to evaluate the International Maritime Organization's draft test protocol for gaseous halon alternative fire extinguishing systems. The evaluation focused on various aspects of the test protocol such as compartment configuration, fire scenarios, discharge system parameters, and decomposition product formation.

Descriptors :   *GASES, *HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, TEST AND EVALUATION, POWDERS, COMPARTMENTS, BASE LINES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, DECOMPOSITION.

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Safety Engineering
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE