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Title: Assessing the clean agent heptafluoropropane by the CUP burner test
Authors: Choy, RWM
Chow, WK 
Fong, NK 
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Co. Inc.
Source: Journal of applied fire science, 2003, v. 12, no. 1, p. 23-40 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of applied fire science 
Abstract: Heptafluoropropane is one of the clean agents substituted for Halon for use in gas protection systems. The design concentration with respect to a particular fuel is an important parameter in the system design and will be studied in this article. Current standard requirements for the protection of Class B fires with the clean agent are briefly reviewed. The minimum design concentration will be measured by the cup burner test. Agents were tested on extinguishing fires from three liquid fuels - propanol, petrol, and kerosene. Two different sizes of cups and chimneys are used. The results on heptafluoropropane are compared with two other gaseous extinguishing agents - carbon dioxide and Inergen. This study confirms that the required amount of heptafluoropropane for extinguishing the above three fires is much smaller than the other two agents tested.
ISSN: 1044-4300
EISSN: 1541-4183
DOI: 10.2190/BM0N-H5LG-PQLA-KQ84
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