Flammable liquid storerooms: Fire protection without halon 1301
Article first published online: 16 APR 2004
Copyright © 1999 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Process Safety Progress
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 31–34, Spring 1999
How to Cite
Maranghides, A. and Sheinson, R. S. (1999), Flammable liquid storerooms: Fire protection without halon 1301. Proc. Safety Prog., 18: 31–34. doi: 10.1002/prs.680180107
- Issue published online: 16 APR 2004
- Article first published online: 16 APR 2004
Flammable Liquid Storerooms (FLSRs) pose a significant loss prevention challenge. The fire protection engineer must design the fire protection system for a very diverse fuel population. Furthermore, for military applications, provision must be made for large temperature fluctuations in the operating environment and very strict suppression system space and weight requirements.
Halon 1301 is a very effective fire suppression agent used extensively in the militay and commercial sectors for over two decades. There are more than 2200 shipboard Halon 1301 fire suppression systems. However, production of stratospheric ozone depleting halon has been banned by the Montreal Protocol and the U.S. Clean Air Act amendments since December 31, 1993.