Accession Number : ADB044225

Title :   Advanced Fire Extinguishers for Aircraft Habitable Compartments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 77-Jun 78,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Boris, Paul N. ; Young, Roger S. ; Filipczak, Robert A.

Report Date : OCT 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : A four-phase test program was conducted using Halons 1011 (CB), 1211, 1301, and Halon Foam to determine which of the latter three would be a suitable replacement for 1011. The four phases consisted of determining agent concentraton in fixed volumes under quiescent and ventilated conditions; agent decomposition products analysis under these same conditions, but with a four pound cotton fire load; agent throw range; and agent effective range against class A and B fires. Within the constraints of this program, 1211 was the most effective agent during effective range testing and 1011 the least effective. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, *FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, AIRCRAFT FIRES, EFFICIENCY, TEST EQUIPMENT, COMBUSTION, OXYGEN, CARBON MONOXIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE, PYROLYSIS, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE