Mark L Robin
Mark L Robin
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Mark L. Robin is Senior Technical Services Consultant, Specialty Fluorochemicals at Chemours.

Halocarbons in fire suppression

This paper reviews the numerous applications and installations in which the halocarbon-based clean fire suppression agents provide fire protection for sensitive and expensive mission critical assets. Early Use Of Halocarbons In Fire Suppression The term “halocarbons” refers to compounds containing…

HFC-based clean fire extinguishing agents: Implications of recent legislation

Since the publication of our article Update on Environmental Regulations and the HFC-based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents in the September 2015 issue of International Fire Protection, new environmental regulations have been introduced. In this article, we discuss the implications in…

Fire Suppression Agent Selection for Mission Critical Facilities

The occurrence of a fire in a mission critical facility can lead to business interruption costs exceeding tens of thousands of dollars per minute in the case of datacenters or online businesses. According to a 2013 Ponemon Institute report, the…

Environmental Regulations and the HFC-Based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents

Since the publication of our original article Environmental Regulations and HFC-based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents in the February 2013 issue of International Fire Protection, two major pieces of environmental legislation have been introduced that substantiate the continued sustainability of HFCs…

Marine Applications of Clean Agents

Of all the perils at sea, one of the most dangerous is fire. Difficult to deal with and potentially deadly, a fire at sea leaves the crew and passengers caught between two unforgiving elements. There’s no local fire department to…

F-Gas Regulation Update

Update on the EU F-Gas Regulation & its Impact on HFC-Based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents. Since their introduction in the early 1990s, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) based clean agents have been the most widely specified clean agents for fire protection of sensitive,…

Clean Agents in Aviation Fire Protection

For more than three decades, Halon 1301 and Halon 1211 played a key role in the fire protection of airport facilities and aircraft, and they continue to provide fire protection in critical applications such as cargo bay protection. However, clean…

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