Maritime Evaluation of Aerosol Fire Knock Down Tools. Part 2: Toxicity and Corrosion Potential
University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON Canada
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Full-scale live fire tests were conducted at the University of Waterloo UW Fire Research Laboratory in collaboration with Defence R and D Canada, Atlantic Research Center, Royal Canadian Navy RCN personnel from the Director of Maritime Ship Support and the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School. The tests were designed to study possible impacts such as toxic gas generation, aerosol deposition or corrosion of equipment due to deployment of handheld aerosol extinguishers in a naval application. The experimental data contained in this report will be used by the RCN for determining the relative merits of handheld aerosol extinguishers as potential fire knockdown devices onboard naval warships and to better understand the potential hazards that pyrotechnically generated aerosol agent devices may present when used or accidentally discharged within a naval vessel.
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