Accession Number : ADA323912

Title :   The Effects of a Water Spray Cooling System During Real Scale Halon 1301 Replacement Testing on Post Fire Suppression Compartment Reclamation.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Aug 95-Mar 96,

Corporate Author : NAVY TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR SAFETY AND SURVIVABILITY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sheinson, R. S. ; Maranghides, A. ; Black, B. H. ; Peatross, M. J.

PDF Url : ADA323912

Report Date : 14 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Real scale tests were conducted aboard me ex-USS SHADWELL with HFP with limited baseline comparison tests with Halon 1301. Two of the objectives of the full scale machinery space testing were to determine the optimum post fire suppression hold time (time prior to venting) and to evaluate the option of using a water spray cooling system (WSCS) to reduce compartment temperature and acid decomposition products and therefore expedite compartment reclamation. Results show that the WSCS system employed is a viable option for rapid reduction of compartment temperature. The low water pressure WSCS tested provided very rapid compartment temperature reduction in 15 seconds with less than 20 gallons of water.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL VESSELS, *FIRE FIGHTING, *FIRE SUPPRESSION, *SPRAYS, *WATER COOLING, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEMPERATURE, LOW PRESSURE, COMPARTMENTS, COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, PROPANE, HYDROGEN FLUORIDE, VENTING, RECLAMATION.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE