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Options to the Use of Halons for Aircraft Fire Suppression

Options to the Use of Halons for Aircraft Fire Suppression Systems_2002 Update.pdf Excerpt: This report contains a summary of available fire suppression agents and their properties. The applicability of various technologies for each major onboard aircraft application is assessed. Classes of agents, with presently available agents listed, are recommended for use in the development of […]

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FAA – Extinguishment of Lithium Batteries

Extinguishment of Lithium Batteries (FAA).pdf Excerpt: Fire Risk – Many lithium ion cells have been known to overheat and create a potentially dangerous situation. Extinguishing Agents – Many extinguishing agents are suggested for use against lithium-ion battery fires but there is little data comparing the cooling effectiveness of various agents.

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SAFO 09013 supplement

SAFO09013sup.pdf Excerpt: Lithium Battery Fires. Although lithium is a metal, do not treat a fire involving a small number of lithium batteries as a Class D fire. Halon, Halon replacement and/or water fire extinguishers can be used to control fires involving a small number of lithium batteries, such as found in common portable electronic devices […]

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