Use of computer modelling to evaluate the performance of halon alternatives - a literature review

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-738
Physical description17 p.
AbstractComputer modeling represents a relatively new methodology in the search for halon alternatives. The purpose of this report is to investigate the feasibility of using computer modeling to make the selection of halon alternatives more efficient and effective. This report reviews the current developments in computer modeling and the existing kinetic databases for hydrocarbon fuels and halon alternatives. The range of application of the computer models and their limitations are discussed in the report.This review shows that computer modeling is capable of accurately reproducing some aspects of fire phenomena, and that it is being regarded as another method for evaluating agent performance. Such a ?test? is better defined and much easier to carry out, in comparison with a full-scale fire test.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-7679
NPARC number20338154
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