Extinguishment of compartment fires using portable chemical extinguishers and water

Matti Kokkala

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Abstract

Extinguishing experiments on post-flashover room fires, using various kinds of portable extinguihers or water jets, are reported. Typically 2–3 kg of AB-type (general purpose) powders were required to put out test fires of almost 5 MW heat release rate. With water the minimum flow for extinction was 17 l/min or 7.5 g/m2 s. When halon or B-type powder was used the fire re-ignited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201 - 209
Number of pages9
JournalFire Safety Journal
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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In: Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1986, p. 201 - 209.

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