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Document ID (ISN)77144
CIS number 01-1188
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petit J.M., Falcy M.
Title Gaseous extinguishing agents used in fixed fire suppression equipment
Original title Les agents extincteurs gazeux utilisés dans les installations fixes [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 1999, No.175, p.41-49. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; major hazards; extinguishing agents; fixed extinguishing systems
Descriptors (secondary) France; carbon dioxide; trifluoromethane; fluoropropanes; halogenated hydrocarbons; inert gases; standard; bromotrifluoromethane; substitution; ecotoxicology; legislation; argon; nitrogen
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
Major hazards