Accession Number : ADD018380

Title :   Water Spray Cooling System for Extinguishment and Post Fire Suppression of Compartment Fires.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 26 Feb 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sheinson, Ronald ; Maranghides, Alexandria

PDF Url : ADD018380

Report Date : 26 Feb 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : A water spray mist is used to cool a compartment fire before discharge of a gaseous fire suppression. As a result, less water and less fire suppression agent is needed than required with conventional method of suppressing compartment fires. The water spray may be continued for a short time after initial discharge of the fire suppression agent, and may be restarted after the fire has been extinguished. Also, the present invention reduces the levels of toxic and corrosive gases in compartment created during the suppression of compartment fires by the use of a gaseous fire suppression agent.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *FIRE SUPPRESSION, *WATER COOLING, SPRAYS, WATER SUPPLIES, MIST, EXTINGUISHING, CORROSIVE GASES

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE