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Author NameDitch, Benjamin D.
TitleThermal Decomposition Products Testing With 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5 nonafluoro-4-trifluoromethyl pentan-3-one (C6 F-ketone) During Fire Extinguishing
DepartmentFire Protection Engineering
  • Professor Jonathan R. Barnett, Ph.D., Advisor
  • Professor Robert G. Zalosh, Ph.D., Reader
  • Scott D. Thomas, Ph.D., Advisor
  • Professor David A. Lucht, P.E., Department Head
  • Keywords
  • novec 1230
  • c6 f-ketone
  • clean extinguishing agent
  • thermal decomposition products
  • halon alternative
  • Date of Presentation/Defense2000-12-03
    Availability unrestricted


    The thermal decomposition products (TDP) generated during fire suppression with 1,1,1,2,2,4,5,5,5 nonafluoro-4-trifluoromethyl pentan-3-one were studied using wet chemistry and FTIR. Small-scale testing was conducted in a 1.28-m3 (45-ft3) enclosure. The effects of fire size, agent discharge time, and agent concentration on TDP are reported. A comparison of the two methods is presented. In terms of magnitude and generation trends, the TDPs were found to be comparable to other in-kind halon alternatives.

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