Accession Number : ADP004849

Title :   Fast-Acting Sprinkler System Design Considerations for Propellant Manufacture,

Corporate Author : RADFORD ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT VA

Personal Author(s) : Matthews,A. L. ; Crable,J. M. ; Kristoff,F. T.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Fast-acting sprinkler systems for detection and suppression of fires in propellant operations, which require activation in the millisecond range in order to be effective, can be easily defeated unless particular attention is paid to design and maintenance details. Of primary consideration are detector selection and placement in processes to minimize the effect of environmental influences. Also important are nozzle placement, water flow density, water supply pressure, and pattern and sloping of piping. When all of these design criteria are properly implemented, water application can occur within 100 ms of fire detection.

Descriptors :   *FIRE DETECTORS, *SPRINKLERS, SITE SELECTION, FIRE SAFETY, QUICK REACTION, EXPLOSIVE ACTUATORS, VALVES, NOZZLES, MAINTENANCE, WATER SUPPLIES, PRESSURIZATION, WATER PIPES, FIRE SUPPRESSION, PROPELLANTS, MANUFACTURING, ARMY FACILITIES, VIRGINIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE