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

Report Date:

1964-03-13

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE