Accession Number : ADP005356

Title :   Pyrotechnic Fire Suppression System Evaluation,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s) : Caltagirone,Joseph P. ; Vargas,Luis M. ; Garza,Luis R.

Report Date : AUG 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The manufacture and processing of pyrotechnic mixes has been marked in the past by accidents due to the inherent sensitivity of the materials to stimuli such as friction, impact and static electricity discharge. A program was under taken to evaluate the effectiveness of a fire suppression system in fighting pyrotechnic fires. This paper summarizes test results on several compositions using different deluge components and configurations and efforts that have resulted in improving the response time and effectiveness of fire suppression systems.

Descriptors :   *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, *FIRE FIGHTING, FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, WATER, FIRES, SUPPRESSION, PYROTECHNICS, TEST AND EVALUATION, NOZZLES, ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE