Accession Number : ADA192279

Title :   Next-Generation Fire Extinguishing Agent. Phase 1. Suppression Concepts.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Aug 85-Aug 86,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Tapscott, Robert E ; Morehouse, E T , Jr

PDF Url : ADA192279

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This report documents Phase I of an effort to develop concepts for new and more effective fire extinguishing agents. In Phase I a technology review was performed, suppression hypotheses were developed, and a Phase II plan was established. The technology review covers fire physics, chemistry, and engineering information relevant to flame structure, fire modeling, combustion reactions, oxidation kinetics, and fire suppression. The Phase II effort will emphasize halon like agents owing to their cleanliness and ability to suppress three-dimensional fires. Keywords: Extinguishment, Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Combustion.

Descriptors :   *FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, *FIRE SUPPRESSION, CHEMISTRY, COMBUSTION, ENGINEERING, FIRES, FLAMES, HYPOTHESES, MODELS, OXIDATION, PHYSICS, POLYMERS, THERMODYNAMICS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, REACTION KINETICS, THREE DIMENSIONAL

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE