Accession Number:

AD0239021

Title:

A STUDY OF VAPORIZABLE EXTINGUISHANTS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DOW CHEMICAL CO MIDLAND MI

Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

BROMOCHLOROMETHANE,OR CB AS IT IS COMMONLY KNOWN,IS NOW USED AS THE VAPORIZING LIQUID FIRE EXTINGUSHING AGENT ON CRASH TRUCKS AS A SUPPLEMENT TO MECHANICAL PROTEIN FOAM, WHICH IS THE PRIMARY MEANS OF COMBATTING FLAMMABLE LIQUID FIRES. CB IS RECOGNIZED TO PRESENT A TOXICITY PROBLEM OF ILL-DEFINED MAGNITUDE.OTHER AGENTS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED AS REPLACEMENTS FOR CB AND THIS STUDY EVALUATED THE FOLLOWING COMPOUNDS FOR THIS PURPOSE DIBROMODIFLUOROMETHANE-HALON 1202, BROMOCHLORODIFLUOROMETHANE-HALON 1211, BROMOTRIFLUOROMETHANE-HALON 1301,1,2-DIBROMOTETRAFLUOROETHANE-HALON 2402, CB WAS USED AS A STANDARD OF A COMPARISON THROUGHOUT.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE