Explosion suppression in an occupied compartment

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TypeArticle
ConferenceSymposium on Advances in Fire Suppression Technologies: 18 October 2005, San Diego, CA., U.S.A.
Pages5763; # of pages: 7
SubjectSuppression
AbstractExplosion is an exothermic chemical reaction or a spontaneous combustion, generating a high temperature, a large quantity of gases and destructive pressure. Depending on its propagation speed, an explosion can be classified as a detonation in which the combustion wave moves at a rate above the velocity of sound, or can be classified as a deflagration in which the combustion wave moves at a rate below the sound velocity.Explosion suppression generally means deflagration suppression. This involves detecting and arresting combustion in a confined space while the combustion is still in the incipient stage. This is achieved by rapidly discharging a suppressant to directly terminate the explosion reaction and flame propagation before a destructive pressure rise is reached.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47677
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NPARC number20377453
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