Accession Number : ADD001645

Title :   Suppression of Fires in Confined Spaces by Pressurization.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Carhart,Homer W ; Fielding,G H ; Gann,R G

Report Date : 08 Jul 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent is for a process for suppressing fires in confined spaces without damage to contained equipment or loss of habitability for personnel. It comprises adding nitrogen to the area to increase the total gaseous pressure within the confined area while retaining the partial pressure of oxygen in the area at a level that will support life while the percent by volume of oxygen is not sufficient to support combustion.

Descriptors :   *Fire suppression, *Confined environments, *Nitrogen, *Patents, Pressurization, Habitability, Valves, Diffusers

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE