Accession Number : AD0665833

Title :   FLAME PROTECTION AFFORDED MICE BY A NONCOMBUSTIBLE GARMENT IN 100% OXYGEN ATMOSPHERES.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 24 May-8 Jun 67,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Hargreaves,John J. ; Ulvedal,Frode

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Thirty-nine mice, with hair clipped or unclipped, were clothed in a noncombustible garment, Beta cloth, and subjected to flame ignition in 100% oxygen atmospheres from 744 to 190 mm. Hg total pressure. The experimental results showed that the noncombustible garment afforded protection from combustion and flame propagation only if the animal's hair had been previously clipped. Further studies should be conducted in an effort to assure man's protection. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS), FIRE SAFETY, FLAME PROPAGATION, OXYGEN, FIRES, FLAMMABILITY, ASTRONAUTS, TEST METHODS, SPACECRAFT CABINS, SIMULATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), AEROSPACE MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE