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Environmentally Friendly Fire Suppression System for Cargo using Innovative Green Technology

EFFICIENT

Environmentally Friendly Fire Suppression System for Cargo using Innovative Green Technology

Call for proposal: 
H2020-CS2-CFP01-2014-01
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

Fire suppression and explosion protection have used halons in many applications because they are electrically nonconductive, dissipate rapidly without residue, are safe for limited human exposure, and are extremely efficient in extinguishing most types of fires. However, they have a very strong Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances in order to reduce their abundance in the atmosphere, and thereby protect the earth’s fragile ozone Layer. Many international organisations like the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have mandated earliest production and import phase-out of halons. Substitutes are reviewed on the basis of ozone depletion potential, global warming potential, toxicity, flammability, and exposure potential. 

Objectives: 

The EFFICIENT project will investigate the use of environmentally friendly agents like water mist spray, inert gas flooding etc. and undertake extensive investigation of their fire suppression effectiveness and extinguishing concentration. It will also establish the agent distribution profile over time at standard atmospheric conditions. Based on the inputs from these investigations, the project will design a suitable fire suppression system for cargo holds of aircraft which are reliable, consistent and safe. A demonstrator will be developed to test the fire suppression system in accordance with the full scale fire tests prescribed by the minimum performance standards promulgated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The project will deliver technology at a maturity of TRL 6.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Cranfield Aerospace Limited

Address: 
Cranfield University Campus Hangar 2
Cranfield
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€419,644
Partner Organisations: 

Rise Research Institutes Of Sweden Ab

Address: 
Brinellgatan
50115 Boras
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€130,000

London South Bank University Lbg

Address: 
BOROUGH ROAD 103
LONDON
SE10AA
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€149,999

Maelardalens Hoegskola

Address: 
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteras
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€0
Technologies: 
Development phase: