|Document ID (ISN)||77144|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Petit J.M., Falcy M.
||Gaseous extinguishing agents used in fixed fire suppression equipment
||Les agents extincteurs gazeux utilisés dans les installations fixes [in French]|
||2nd Quarter 1999, No.175, p.41-49. 19 ref.
||Fired fire suppression equipment using gaseous extinguishing agents may be recommended for the protection of many workplaces, particularly where fire is a major hazard, or in premises housing costly equipment. This paper supplies users, particularly those responsible for fire prevention, with the requisite information for improved knowledge of the extinguishing agents they are likely to come across: where they are used; description of gases used, hazards linked to decomposition products; access to premises following emission; regulations and instructions for use. The 1996 recommendations of the French chemical ecotoxicity assessment committee concerning the use of certain halon substitutes in firefighting is appended.
||fire fighting; major hazards; extinguishing agents; fixed extinguishing systems
||France; carbon dioxide; trifluoromethane; fluoropropanes; halogenated hydrocarbons; inert gases; standard; bromotrifluoromethane; substitution; ecotoxicology; legislation; argon; nitrogen
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards