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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