Gudrun Fay with the fire protection company Minimax presented on the advantages and disadvantages of cleaning agents during today's clean agents track at the Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications Conference (SUPDET) in Orlando.
For instance, these agents are capable of protecting sensitive electronic equipment, but their properties present challenges for designers. "To extinguish the fire, the fluid has to change from a liquid to a vapor," says Fay. Her presentation, "The Split of Two-Phase-Flow at Horizontal Side-T-Junctions in Unbalanced Pipe Systems" also discussed the effects of a specific agent superpressurized with nitrogren tested in these systems. View the abstract of Fay's presentation.