Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Scott D. Thomas, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

David A. Lucht, Department Head

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Robert G. Zalosh, Reader

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Jonathan R. Barnett, Advisor

Identifier

etd-0106103-152708

Abstract

The thermal decomposition products (TDP) generated during fire suppression with 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5 nonafluoro-4-trifluoromethyl pentan-3-one were studied using wet chemistry and FTIR. Small-scale testing was conducted in a 1.28-m3 (45-ft3) enclosure. The effects of fire size, agent discharge time, and agent concentration on TDP are reported. A comparison of the two methods is presented. In terms of magnitude and generation trends, the TDPs were found to be comparable to other in-kind halon alternatives.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Fire Protection Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2003-01-06

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

novec 1230, c6 f-ketone, clean extinguishing agent, thermal decomposition products, halon alternative, Fire extinguishing agents, Testing, Fire extinguishing agents, Toxicology, Ketones, Testing, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

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