Accession Number : AD0435612


Title :   A NEW VAPOR-SECURING AGENT FOR FLAMMABLE-LIQUID FIRE EXTINGUISHMENT


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States


Personal Author(s) : Tuve ,R L ; Peterson ,H B ; Jablonski ,E J ; Neill,R R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/435612.pdf


Report Date : 13 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : A study and testing program have resulted in the development of new water-soluble surfactants of the perfluorocarbon type capable of forming vapor-securing foams and films on the surface of lowflashpoint flammable fuels of the gasoline type. Equipment has been designed and developed for successful one-man application of these foams immediately following flame extinction with the free-radical quenching agent, potassium bicarbonate dry chemical, on a pound-for-pound basis. Problems of foam collapse, usually encountered where dry chemicals and vapor-securing foam agents are used together, are nonexsistent with the new perfluorocarbon foam surfactant.


Descriptors :   FIRE EXTINGUISHERS , SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES , SURFACE PROPERTIES , FILMS , FOAM , BICARBONATES , POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS , HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS , FLUORINE COMPOUNDS


Subject Categories : Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE