A literature review of the impact of thermal decomposition products generated by halon replacements on electronic equipment

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20331291
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-780
Physical description20 p.
Subjectthermal decomposition products, halon replacement, electronic equipment; Suppression
AbstractThis literature review provides information on the impact of thermal decomposition products generated during fire suppression by halon replacements on electronic facilities. It includes a review of the thermal decomposition products formed during fire suppression and the potential corrosive damageto electronic facilities caused by halon replacements. The factors that contribute to the corrosive damage to electronic facilities, such as the concentration of corrosive species, the exposure period, the nature of the combustible materials involved in the fire, the temperature and humidity in the compartment, and the type of equipment exposed, are identified. Previous experimental studies on the impact of HF corrosion to the electronic equipment, including laboratory-scale and full-scale tests, arealso reviewed and discussed. Based on this review, recommendations are provided for minimizing HF corrosive damage to the electronic equipment and some issues for further study are identified.
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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-9705
NPARC number20331291
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-06-14
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