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Introduction to Clean Agents

Summary

Historical and Curent Clean Agents

Halon 1301 and carbon dioxide have been used extensively in the past. Halon 1301 has been banned from production due to its link to stratospheric ozone depletion. Carbon dioxide is limited in application by the toxicity of the agent at its minimum design concentration.

Alternative agents developed in response to the production ban of Halon 1301 are grouped into two main categories based on their reliance on the endothermic decomposition mechanism to cause extinguishment:
The halocarbon-based agents, which rely on the endothermic decomposition mechanism, include HFC-227ea (FM-200 or FE-227), HFC-125 (FE-25), HFC-23 (FE-13), and FK-5-1-12 (Novec 1230). The inert gas agents, which do not undergo decomposition reactions, include IG-541 (Inergen), IG-55 (Argonite), IG-01 (argon), and IG-100 (nitrogen).
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