Study of explosion protection in a small compartment

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Journal titleFire Technology
IssueJune 2
Pages145172; # of pages: 28
Subjectexplosion suppression, gas generator, fire suppressant, crew compartment protection, HFC-227ea, water mist; Suppression
AbstractA series of full-scale explosion suppression experiments were conducted in a compartment. The suppression performance of three extinguishing systems with two suppressants for the deflagration-type explosion was studied. The impact of agent discharge direction, the presence of an obstacle and the use of additives on suppression performance were investigated with extensive data collection and analysis. The negative aspects and toxicity issues associated with the protection systems are also addressed in the paper. The three extinguishing systems evaluated were a high pressure HFC-227ea (FM-200) extinguisher, a hybrid gas generator with FM-200, and a hybrid gas generator with water, with full-system hardware including optical flame sensors and electronic controllers.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47012
NPARC number20377962
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Record created2012-07-24
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