Accession Number:

AD0730031

Title:

Survey of Fires in Hypobaric and Hyperbaric Chambers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-07-20

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The design of fire detection and suppression equipment requires some knowledge of the fire characteristics for the particular fuels and environments involved. In order to provide these characteristics for hyperbaric chambers, evidence from the most recent fires in British, Japanese, and U.S. chambers was examined and summarized. Items of particular interest are the conditions for ignition, e.g., the fuel, environment, and source of heat, the pattern and mechanism of fire spread the degree of fuel involvement the time required to develop a lethal environment the results of fire suppression and rescue efforts. The evidence suggests a variety of design features and operational procedures which can reduce fire hazards in hypobaric and hyperbaric installations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE