Accession Number:

AD0263467

Title:

A FENESTRAL SPRINKLER SYSTEM TO PREVENT FIRES CAUSED BY THERMAL RADIATION

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A fenestral sprinkler system has been designed for the interior of buildings to extinguish fires which can result from the entrance through windows of thermal radiation from a nuclear bomb. The system is wet and has its own water supply which activates automatically when the external water-main supply is inadequate. An additive solution is fed into the system regardless of water source and enhances the extinguishing properties of plain water. The piping system is similar to that of ordinary fire protection systems, portions of which could be used with minor modifications. A normally closed solenoid valve in the branch-room lines is operated by a flame detector and permits the use of open heads. The system is self-deactivating but remains armed after all solenoid valves close following extinguishment. Only rooms subject to thermal radiation need protection. The fenestral sprinkler system is recommended for test. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE