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Document ID (ISN)103068
CIS number 04-186
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2003
Convention or series no. INRS ND 2191-191-03
Author(s) Petit J.M., Falcy M.
Title Fire protection at the workplace - Gaseous extinguishing agents used in fixed fire suppression equipment
Original title Sécurité incendie sur les lieux de travail - Les agents extincteurs gazeux utilisés dans les installations fixes d'extinction [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2003, No.191, p.49-60. Illus. 21 ref.
Internet access$FILE/nd2191.pdf [in French]
Abstract Fixed fire suppression equipment using gaseous extinguishing agents may be recommended for the protection of numerous workplaces, particularly where fire is a major hazard, or in premises housing costly equipment. This guide provides potential users in France, particularly those responsible for fire safety, with information necessary to better understand the extinguishing agents they are likely to come across. Contents: areas of application; description of gases used; hazards related to decomposition products; access to premises following emissions; regulations; instructions for use. Appendices include the 15 November 2001 Recommendation of the Chemical Ecotoxicity Assessment Committee concerning the use of certain halon substitutes in fire fighting and a code of practice on halon recovery and disposal.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; France; chemical extinguishing systems; fixed extinguishing systems; gases
Descriptors (secondary) carbon dioxide; fluorinated hydrocarbons; nitrogen; bromotrifluoromethane; safety guides; recycling of materials; ecotoxicology; argon; fire hazards
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires