Accession Number : ADD007494

Title :   Gas Generator-Actuated Fire Suppressant Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brobeil,Karl R

Report Date : 06 Dec 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A fire-suppressant mechanism especially designed for suppressing near-explosive fires or slow growth fires in military vehicles. The mechanism includes a thick-walled bottle or container partially or wholly filled with liquid fire-suppressant, such as Halon 1301. A chemical gas-generating cartridge is located at one end of the container for substantially instantaneously generating a very high gaseous pressure within the container, thereby very rapidly expelling the liquid suppressant from the container onto an emergent fire-ball. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Fire extinguishers, *Fire extinguishing agents, *Fire suppression, Methanes, Bromine compounds, Fluorine compounds, Solutions(Mixtures), Bottles, Nitrogen, Cartridges, Expulsion, Tanks(Combat vehicles), Armored personnel carriers, Explosions, Fires, Fuels, Gas generating systems, Actuators

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE