Scott D. Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor David A. Lucht, P.E.
Professor Robert G. Zalosh, Ph.D.
Professor Jonathan R. Barnett, Ph.D.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
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Ditch, Benjamin D., "Thermal Decomposition Products Testing With 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5 nonafluoro-4-trifluoromethyl pentan-3-one (C6 F-ketone) During Fire Extinguishing" (2003). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 14.
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