Assignment #3 – Clean Agents and Data Centers

Assignment #3 – Clean Agents and Data Centers

Assignment #3 – Computer & Data Center Fire Protection

ï‚· For this assignment, you are to work individually.

ï‚· Assignment must be typed.

ï‚· I expect work to be of the quality of Senior College students.

1. Why is Halon no longer manufactured in the US and hundreds of other countries? What problem does this pose for owners of halon systems?

2. What are the criteria for classifying an agent as a clean agent?

3. Using NFPA 2001 and referring to the Clean Agent Fire Suppression presentation, determine the weight of HFC-227ea required to protect an enclosure 20-ft wide, 40-ft

long, and 8 ft high at an ambient temperature of 60 F and an elevation of 6000 ft, using a 9% design concentration.

4. Viewing the video “How to Recharge a Fire Extinguisher”, how is it possible to have an extinguisher filled with extinguishing agent but reads empty on the gauge

(assuming the gauge is working properly)? How is it possible to have an extinguisher empty of any extinguishing agent but reads “full” on the gauge (assuming the

gauge is working properly)?

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