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Document ID (ISN)67714
CIS number 96-1847
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petit J.M., Falcy M.
Title Gaseous fire extinguishing agents used in fixed fire extinction installations
Original title Agents extincteurs gazeux utilisés dans les installations fixes d'extinction [in French]
Bibliographic information 3rd Quarter 1996, No.164, Note No.2026-164-96, p.321-328. 15 ref.
Abstract Gaseous fire extinguishing agents may be recommended for numerous installations, in particular where there is a major fire hazard or to protect costly equipment. This guide is designed to help users, particularly staff responsible for fire safety, to become better acquainted with this type of extinguishing agent: uses and limitations; presentation of the gases used (carbon dioxide, other inert gases, halon 1301, other halogenated hydrocarbons); use on premises open to the public; risks related to decomposition products; access to premises after emission; regulations and recommendations for use. The opinion issued by the Committee of the French Ministry of the Environment for the assessment of the ecotoxicity of chemicals on 27 Jan. 1994, relating to the use of certain halon substitutes in firefighting, is appended.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; extinguishing agents; fixed extinguishing systems
Descriptors (secondary) France; carbon dioxide; halogenated hydrocarbons; inert gases; bromotrifluoromethane; comparative study; total flooding systems; substitution; comment on law; data sheet; pyrolysis products
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires