Accession Number : AD0616101

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE FEASIBILITY OF SYNERGISTIC ENHANCEMENT OF HALOGENATED FIRE EXTINGUISHANTS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Nov 63-Jan 65,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE CO PASADENA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Landesman,H. ; Basinski,J. E. ; Klusmann,E. B.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The report presents results of a program to test the feasibility of synergistically enhancing the effect of halogenated fire extinguishants with addition of free radical initiators. Data are presented from screening for the synergistic enhancement effect by means of 1) flame speed measurements of hydrogen-air flames to which initiator-inhibitor mixtures are added, 2) flammability limits of heptane-air flames to which initiatorinhibitor mixtures are added, and 3) small scale pan fire tests using initiator-extinguishant mixtures. Results of the experimental program are discussed and attempts made to relate observations to known combustion phenomena. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, MATERIALS), (*HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS), FLAMMABILITY, FREE RADICALS, METHANE, FIRE SAFETY, AVIATION SAFETY, FIRES, FLAMES, INHIBITION, HYDROGEN, FUELS, ADDITIVES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, CATALYSTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE