Portable water mist fire extinguishers as an alternative for Halon 1211

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TypeArticle
Conference2001 Halon Options Technical Working Conference: 01 April 2001, Albuqurque, U.S.A.
Pages435439; # of pages: 5
Subjecthalon 1211, water mist, fire extinguishment, fire suppression; Water mist
AbstractThis paper assesses the suitability of portable water mist fire extinguishers as an alternative for Halon 1211 to supress flammable liquid fires. It reports the findings of full-scale fire tests to investigate the capability and limitation of portable water mist fire extinguishers in suppressing various types of fires including cooking oils, n-heptanes, diesel fuels and wood cribs. It discusses the impact of key water mist characteristics such as flow rate, spray angle and droplet size, discharge pressures, nozzle discharge angles, as well as the types of nozzles on fire suppression, and it presents a prototype water mist fire extinguisher for multipurpose fire protection.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number44693
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NPARC number20378765
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