Accession Number : AD0784281

Title :   Ignition and Flammability Properties of 'Fire-Safe Fuels'.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wimer,W. W. ; Wright,B. R. ; Weatherford,W. D. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The report describes the results of efforts to conduct an ignition-limits study of halogenated hydrocarbons (halons), including the influence of bromochloromethane (BCM or halon 1011) on diesel fuel flammability limits, and to determine the flammability hazards as measured by mist flashback and impact dispersion procedures that were originally developed for assessment of aircraft-fuel crash survivability. Background information is provided to illustrate the nature of the experimental problem, and the method and apparatus designed for obtaining flammability limits is described. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Flammability, *Halogenated hydrocarbons, *Hydrocarbons, *Diesel fuels, *Fuel additives, Experimental design, Test methods, Test equipment, Spark ignition, Fire safety, Fuels, Fire extinguishing agents, Terminal ballistics, Penetration

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Safety Engineering
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE