Large-scale use of inert gas to extinguish building fires

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TypeArticle
Journal titleEngineering Journal
ISSN0013-8010
Volume48
Issue3
Pages2933; # of pages: 5
Subjectfire fighting equipment; inert gases; combustion; foam (state); Combustion; equipement d'extinction; gaz rare; combustion; mousse ( forme)
AbstractWater, as conventionally used in fire fighting, is sometimes not effective in extinguishing fires in large buildings or in basements and inaccessible attics. It is suggested that some of these fires could be put out by using an inert gas on a very large scale. Techniques that would allow to produce an appropriate gas on a suitable scale are reviewed.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-246
NRC numberNRCC 8502
NRC-IRC-2158
NPARC number20374284
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2017-06-29
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