Accession Number : ADA189547

Title :   Stove-Top Automatic Fire-Extinguishing Device for Residential Use.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7 Jan-30 Jun 86,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Dees, Billy ; Centrone, John A ; Sartain, Jim

PDF Url : ADA189547

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Statistics show that cooking stoves are a significant cause of fires in the Air Force Community. Commercially available, self-contained automatic fire extinguishers for cooking stove areas were evaluated, using a standard kitchen arrangement for military housing. Units tested failed the established criteria, but have potential for successful development. The effect of operating the hood exhaust was negligible. It is recommended that units with automatic gas/electric shutoff be developed to respond more quickly with improved securing capabilities. This report contains four sections and three appendices. Section I contains a description of scope and how the test series was approached. Section II describes the test units and modes of operation and the general conditions for each test. Section III provides the quantitative data collected from each test series. Section IV contains the conclusions and recommendations. Appendix A contains the military purchase description and Appendices B and C contain the Air Force and Underwriters Laboratories test plans for testing stove-top extinguishing devices. Keywords: Auto ignite, Fusible link, Type K thermocouple, Witness cups, Reignition, Sensor.

Descriptors :   *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, *KITCHENS, AIR FORCE, COMMUNITIES, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), IGNITION, MILITARY FACILITIES, OPERATION, PROCUREMENT, RESIDENTIAL SECTION, SELF CONTAINED, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE