Accession Number : ADA061664


Title :   New Agents for the Extinguishment of Magnesium Fires.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 76-Sep 77,


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C


Personal Author(s) : Lawrence,Kenneth D ; Williams,Frederick W ; Gann,Richard G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a061664.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1978


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Ground glass powders (frits) have been evaluated as possible suppressants for magnesium fires. Conceptually, these would melt and form a glass coating on the surface of the burning metal, isolating it from the oxygen supply. Some frits containing oxides of magnesium and lithium reacted violently with the burning magnesium. However, several low melting frits proved to be good suppressants and were better than commercial suppressants. (Author)


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT FIRES , *FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS , *MAGNESIUM ALLOYS , POWDERS , HIGH VELOCITY , EXPLOSIONS , GLASS , MELTING , WHEELS , FIRE SUPPRESSION , BRAKING , LANDING , AIRCRAFT TIRES , LITHIUM ALLOYS , FRIT


Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE