Accession Number : ADA192447

Title :   Fire Protection Systems Utilized in United States Army Ammunition Plants (Ultra High Speed Deluge Systems).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT MUNITIONS AND CHEMICAL COMMAND ROCK ISLAND IL

Personal Author(s) : Loyd, Robert A

PDF Url : ADA192447

Report Date : 30 Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The report discusses pre-primed ultra high speed deluge systems used to protect personnel, process equipment, and buildings from the fire and thermal hazards presented by munitions loading and maintenance operations such as weighting, pressing, pelletizing, propellant loading, melting, extrusion, mixing, blending, screening, sawing, granulation, drying, and pouring. It provides an understanding of what an ultra-high-speed deluge system is, how it functions, and its limitations; how the hazard is defined by means of a hazard analysis; the prevention of design, installation, and maintenance problems; the prevention false activations; how response time is defined and measured; and areas requiring additional effort. Keywords: Deluge; Ultraviolet; Infrared; Fire protection; Portable deluge system; Process fire protection; Detectors; Controls; Propellant; Pyrotechnics.

Descriptors :   *FIRE PROTECTION, *FIRE PREVENTION, *FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS, *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, AMMUNITION, DETECTORS, DRYING, EXTRUSION, LOADING(HANDLING), PROPELLANTS, PYROTECHNICS, REACTION TIME, FIRE HAZARDS, ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS, IGNITION, MUNITIONS INDUSTRY, SPRINKLERS, SAFETY, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, STANDARDS

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE