Accession Number : AD1000886

Title :   Maritime Evaluation of Aerosol Fire Knock Down Tools. Part 2: Toxicity and Corrosion Potential

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON Canada

Personal Author(s) : Weckman,E ; Topic,A ; Sheehan,T ; Hitchman,G

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Report Date : 01 Feb 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Full-scale live fire tests were conducted at the University of Waterloo (UW) Fire Research Laboratory in collaboration with Defence R and D Canada, Atlantic Research Center, Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) personnel from the Director of Maritime Ship Support and the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School. The tests were designed to study possible impacts such as toxic gas generation, aerosol deposition or corrosion of equipment due to deployment of handheld aerosol extinguishers in a naval application. The experimental data contained in this report will be used by the RCN for determining the relative merits of handheld aerosol extinguishers as potential fire knockdown devices onboard naval warships and to better understand the potential hazards that pyrotechnically generated aerosol agent devices may present when used or accidentally discharged within a naval vessel.

Descriptors :   fire extinguishers , fire suppression , fire extinguishing agents , test and evaluation , AEROSOLS , corrosion resistance , FIRES , occupational safety and health

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE