Skip to main content
Article
Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems
Consulting Specifying Engineer (2011)
  • Milosh Puchovsky, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Abstract

Facilities like telecommunication and data centers, process control rooms, high-value medical facilities, and museums and libraries, to name a few, require not only rapid extinguishment of a fire, but also the use of suppression agents that are nonconductive, do not pose cleanup difficulties, and are not hazardous to personnel. Since the phaseout of halogenated agents was initiated in 1994 due to the detrimental effect of halons on the environment, clean agent fire suppression systems have been used to meet the fire protection needs for many of the above types of applications. In light of the health and safety concerns, the standard only addresses those agents that have first been evaluated in a manner equivalent to the process used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) [http://www.epa.gov/] Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) [http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/] program.

Disciplines
Publication Date
May 6, 2011
Citation Information
Milosh Puchovsky. "Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems" Consulting Specifying Engineer (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/milosh_puchovsky/2/