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
      Safety Engineering
      Life Support Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE