Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9792


Behbahani-Pour MJ

Behbahani-Pour MJ
School of Engineering,
Glasgow G12 8QQ
United Kingdom

  • Research Article
    Cargo Compartment Fire Extinguishing System
    Author(s): Behbahani-Pour MJ and Radice GBehbahani-Pour MJ and Radice G

    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 t.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2168-9792.1000178

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