Accession Number : AD0649465

Title :   HAZARDS OF CARBON TETRACHLORIDE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: RECOMMENDED PRACTICES NUMBER 3.

Corporate Author : FEDERAL FIRE COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The report attempted to present just a few of the highlights of the history of the chemical liquid known as carbon tetrachloride. Some of its early uses in medicine and its later applications in industry and as a fire extinguishant were discussed. The toxicity of carbon tetrachloride, particularly with reference to its use as a fire extinguishant, was examined in some detail. And finally, its efficiency in extinguishing fires in hydrocarbon fuels was analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, *HAZARDS), (*CARBON TETRACHLORIDE, *POISONING), TOXICITY, FUELS, FIRES, HYDROCARBONS, MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE