Accession Number : ADA192436

Title :   Extinguishing Agent for Magnesium Fire: Phases 5 and 6.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 85-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Beeson, H D ; Tapscott, R E ; Mason, B E

PDF Url : ADA192436

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : This report documents the validation testing of the extinguishing system for metal fires developed as part of Phases I-IV. The results of this validation testing form the basis of information from which draft military specifications necessary to procure the agent and the agent delivery system may be developed. The developed system was tested against a variety of large-scale metal fire scenarios and the capabilities of the system assessed. In addition the response of the system to storage and to changes in ambient conditions was tested. Results of this testing revealed that the developed system represented a reliable metal fire extinguishing system that could control and extinguish very large metal fires. The specifications developed for the agent and for the delivery system are discussed in detail. Keywords: Fire suppression, Metal fires, Fire extinguishers.

Descriptors :   *FIRE SUPPRESSION, *FIRES, *MAGNESIUM, *FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SPECIFICATIONS, STORAGE, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIRCRAFT FIRES, BORON

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE