Michael Hazell

Using an inert gas extinguishing system in historic buildings

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Mar 1, 2013

 

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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.


 

Related:


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 .

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