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Document ID (ISN)55738
CIS number 91-599
ISSN - Serial title 0177-4565 - KES - Zeitschrift für Kommunikations- und EDV-Sicherheit
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Prössdorf T., Kainz C.
Title After the halon ban: an alternative fire fighting concept
Original title Nach Halon-Verbot: Alternatives Löschkonzept [in German]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.6, No.3, p.148-154. Illus.
Abstract A new fire-fighting concept for electronic data processing equipment foresees the installation of smoke and thermostatic detectors at each unit in addition to smoke detectors monitoring room air. For fire extinction, carbon dioxide is injected into the affected unit instead of halon 1301 being sprayed into the entire room, as has been practised to date in Germany (Fed. Rep.). This concept reduces loss and complies with a ban on halon 1301 going into effect in 1996 in that country.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; carbon dioxide extinguishers; fire detection; data processing equipment; vaporizing liquid extinguishers; bromotrifluoromethane
Descriptors (secondary) smoke detectors; carbon dioxide; thermostatic detectors; computer terminals; computers; offices
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Office work