Combining bromofluoropropene with water mist for suppressing deep seated wood crib fires

Ni Xiaomin, Wan Ki Chow, Zhang Shaogang, Zhao Mei, Zheng Zhong, Wang Xishi

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Application of 2-bromo-3,3,3- Trifluoropropene (BTP) with water mist in suppressing deep seated wood crib fires was reported in this paper. Performance of the combination of the two clean fire suppressants was examined by laboratory scale experiments and compared with water mist and BTP used alone. Results showed that coupling of water mist with BTP could extinguish the wood crib fires with high efficiency, in which BTP discharged first could fast extinguish the flame, and the following water mist could cool the wood surface and stop glowing combustion. As a result, a complete fire extinguishment without re-strike was achieved in short time. Furthermore, hydrogen fluoride (HF) acid gas produced in the suppression process was acceptable for the use of water mist in conjunction with BTP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1236-1246
Number of pages11
JournalFire Safety Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, FSS 2014 - University of Canterbury, Canterbury, New Zealand
Duration: 10 Feb 201414 Feb 2014


  • Bromofluoropropene
  • Combination
  • Suppression
  • Water mist
  • Wood crib fires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction


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