Corrosion effect of hydrogen fluoride (HF) on electronic components

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ConferenceProceedings of 7th Fire Suppression and Detection Research Application Symposium: 22 January 2003, Orlando, Florida
Pages638645; # of pages: 8
AbstractGeneration of Hydrogen Fluoride (HF) from fire suppression by some gaseous agents is a major concern, because HF causes corrosion on many types of materials including electronic components. Without proper protection, the HF corrosion damage to electronic equipment in some facilities could be significant. The degree of corrosion damage to the equipment will be dependent on HF concentration, exposure time, temperature and relative humidity of the enclosure and the type of the equipment exposed. In response to the need of understanding the damaging effect of HF on electronic equipment, a project was initiated. The study was carried out in two phases. In the first phase, fire tests were carried out to determine the possible amount of HF produced in extinguishing electronic cabinet fires with halocarbon agent. In the second phase, short and long term effects of HF on electronic components at the measured concentrations were assessed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45997
NPARC number20386402
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