Accession Number:

ADA022706

Title:

Mechanism of Extinguishment of Jet Fuel Fires.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Dec 74-30 Nov 75,

Corporate Author:

DOW CHEMICAL USA MIDLAND MICH CONTRACT PROJECTS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

This study is an attempt to examine the mechanisms by which halogenated hydrocarbons, such as trifluorobromomethane CF3BR and methyl bromide CH3BR, function as fire extinguishments in a hydrocarbon combustion situation. The hydrocarbon fuels used in this study are n-pentane and cyclohexane. The technique of kinetic spectroscopy coupled to a spark ignition bomb is used to obtain combustion of the fuels in air or oxygen and to resolve the absorption spectra of the combustion intermediates as a function of time during the burning of the fuels. Combustion duration ranges from a few hundred microseconds micrometer sec. to several milliseconds m sec.. The final products of combustion are determined by chromatographic separation.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE