Accession Number : ADA328407

Title :   Discharge of Fire Suppression Agents from a Pressurized Vessel. A Mathematical Model and Its Application to Experimental Design,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s) : Cooper, Leonard Y.

PDF Url : ADA328407

Report Date : MAY 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : A mathematical model and associated computer program is developed to simulate the discharge of fire extinguishment agents from N2 pressurized vessels. The model is expected to have three applications. First, to establish an experimental design and procedure which closely simulate discharge of a field deployed vessel; second, to evaluate the discharge characteristics of a wide range of alternative-agent/ pressure-vessel configurations, thereby extending the slow and relatively costly experimental method of making such evaluations; and finally, to predict vessel exit flow conditions to be used to solve the problem of agent dispersal outside of the discharge vessel The model is used in example calculations which address the first of these applications.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SIMULATION, *FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DISPERSING, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, FIRES, PRESSURIZATION, FIRE SUPPRESSION, EXTINGUISHING.

Subject Categories : Forestry
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE