Accession Number : AD0720353

Title :   Compendium of Hyperbaric Fire Safety Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 66-31 Dec 70,

Corporate Author : OCEAN SYSTEMS INC TARRYTOWN N Y RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Dorr,Victor A.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Four years of research in hyperbaric fire safety is summarized and reviewed in the compendium. The following areas of study are considered: Environmental parameters affecting combustion in hyperbaric environments (Ignition temperature and ignition delay, flame spread rates in helium and nitrogen diving atmospheres, Minimum oxygen concentration necessary for combustion in hyperbaric environments, correlation between small scale and large scale testing, the upper flammability limits of hydrogen-oxygen mixtures); Potential electrical source of ignition; High-expansion foam fire extinguishing tests; and Screening of flame resistant materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PRESSURIZED CABINS, *FIRE SAFETY), (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, FIRE SAFETY), CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, IGNITION, DIVING, TEST METHODS, FLAMMABILITY, COMBUSTION, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, FOAM, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, OXYGEN

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE