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Introduction

The International Aircraft System Fire Protection Forum was established as the International Halon Replacement Working Group in October 1993. This group originally developed minimum performance standards and test methodologies for non-halon aircraft fire suppression agents/systems in cargo compartments, engine nacelles, hand held extinguishers, and lavatory trash receptacles. The forum meets twice per year; once in Atlantic City, New Jersey and once at a host organization at another location. The focus of the forum has been expanded to include all system fire protection R&D for aircraft.

Forum topics include minimum performance standards for aircraft handheld extinguishers, cargo compartment fire suppression systems, and engine nacelles. Halon replacement agents for these areas are also discussed. Additionally, topics such as powerplants fire testing, lithium batteries, fuel cells, fuel tank explosion protection (including fuel flammability, nitrogen inerting, other methods of explosion protection), OBIGGS/OBOGS, fire protection in hidden areas of the aircraft, and fire detection R&D.

This forum is open to anyone in the international community in industry, government, and academia with an interest in aircraft fire protection systems. See below for past meeting minutes and next meeting details.


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August 3-6, 2020
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Presentations / Minutes / Attendee Lists

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Date Presentation Minutes / Attendee List
8/3/2020
  1. Halon Replacement Handbook
    PDF (451 KB)
  2. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement MPS Document Review and Revision Updates
    PDF (541 KB)
  3. Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Advisory Group - CCHRAG - Activities Overview
    PDF (934 KB)
  4. SAE Standards on Fire Containment Covers and Fire Resistant Containers
    PDF (174 KB)
  5. Learning from others- an update on the LIBRIS Project or When Sparks Fly...
    PDF (2 MB)
  6. Horizontal Smoke Velocity Characterization for Artificial Smoke Generators
    PDF (468 KB)
  7. Strategies for Improved Fire Detection Response Times In Aircraft Cargo Compartments
    PDF (2.3 MB)
  8. CFD Modeling of Smoke Penetration into Pilot Deck in B727 Cargo Airplane
    PDF (1.3 MB)
  9. Status of SAE G-27 Lithium Battery packaging performance Committee
    PDF (288 KB)
  10. Web Site for Cargo Hazards, Risks & Mitigations
    PDF (321 KB)
  11. Update: FAA Personal Electronic Device (PED) Video Project
    PDF (280 KB)
  12. Engine/APU Halon Replacement Industry Consortium - Halon Alternatives for Aircraft Propulsion Systems (HAAPS) -Update
    PDF (479 KB)
  13. EACTB R4.6 - Fire Prevention and SAE A-22 subgroups F and G
    PDF (400 KB)
  14. SAE A-22 AND AC20-135 REVISION - STATUS INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS FIRE PROTECTION FORUM
    PDF (793 KB)
  15. STUDY OF MODIFIED SONIC BURNER FOR POWERPLANT FIRE TESTING IN COMPARISON TO EXISTING CARLIN BURNER
    PDF (3.8 MB)
  16. Introducing a study into Flame Ingression through Holes in Firewall, Assessing Impact of Geometry, Pressure Differential and Flame Characteristics for Calibrated Kerosene Burners Including the Sonic Burner.
    PDF (641 KB)
  17. Developing the 1st Edition of the Standard for Safety for Battery Fire Containment Products, UL 5800
    PDF (588 KB)
  18. Handheld Extinguishers Effectiveness In Mitigating Thermal Runaway Of Lithium Ion Cells
    PPT (280 MB)
  19. MPS for Aircraft Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Fire Suppression Systems - Meggitt Verdagent (Blend D)
    PPT (214 MB)
  20. EASA Rulemaking Update
    PDF (1.2 MB)

*** Presentations and Minutes prior to December 2006 ***