Cargo compartment fire extinguishing system

Behbahani-Pour, M.J. and Radice, G. (2016) Cargo compartment fire extinguishing system. Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, 5(4), 1000178. (doi:10.4172/2168-9792.1000178)

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Abstract

In all large passenger transport airplanes, halon fire bottles are used to extinguish fire in the cargo compartments. Halon as a fire-extinguishing agent, contributes to the destruction of stratospheric ozone in the atmosphere and it is banned in many countries. FAA considers halon 1301 as an effective firefighting agent due to its low toxicity and noncorrosive properties but because it damages the ozone layer, it has been phased out of production. However, it is still widely used on commercial aircraft until a suitable replacement is found. In this paper we will present an alternative approach to using halon 1301 as a fire fighting paradigm. In the proposed method, nitrogen is first extracted from the atmosphere by using the onboard air separator module it is then cooled, and pressurized into the cargo compartments to suppress any fire. Several methodologies can be used to increase the flow rate from the air separator module, to extinguish fire in cargo compartment.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Radice, Dr Gianmarco
Authors: Behbahani-Pour, M.J., and Radice, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering
Publisher:OMICS International
ISSN:2168-9792
ISSN (Online):2168-9792
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Behbahani-Pour MJ, et al.
First Published:First published in Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering 5(4):1000178
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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