Accession Number : ADD000002
Title : Fire Detection and Suppression System for Use in a Decompression Chamber.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : McMahon,Kenneth C
Report Date : 04 Sep 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The patent relates to a fire detection and suppression system for recompression and decompression chambers. The system is comprized of a plurality of optical detectors, a plurality of fog nozzles connected to a water storage tank which is under gas pressure of an inert gas, such as helium. The presence of fire in a recompression and/or decompression chamber actuates the optical sensors or detectors of the system which in turn emit water under gas pressure into the recompression and/or decompression chamber.
Descriptors : *Chambers, *Decompression, *Fire protection, *Patents, Fire detectors, Fire extinguishers, Optical detectors, Nozzles
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Life Support Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE