Historic buildings can be a fire risk and pose a challenge for the choice of extinguishing systems. At this morning’s session on Clean Agents at SUPDET in Orlando, Liv Astrid Bergsager from Stord/Haugesund University College in Norway presented an overview of a study that looked at large air leakages in old buildings and their effects on the extinguishing concentration and hold time. The study examined how long the INERGEN (IG-541) (an inert gas clean agent) extinguishing concentration would be maintained in rooms with a large air leakage. Read an abstract of this presentation, which outlines the test design and methodology as well as test results.
- Learn more about NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems.
- An introduction to clean agent fire suppression systems, a presentation by NFPA's Barry Chase.
- See a list of Research Foundation reports on clean agent systems.
- The Use of Clean Agent Systems to Protect Leaky Enclosures, Eric W. Forssell, Christopher P. Hanauska, and Scott A. Hill. Presented at SUPDET 2008.