Accession Number:

ADA026300

Title:

A Survey of the Effectiveness of Control Methods for Fires in Some Hazardous Chemical Cargoes.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY ENGINEERS INC NORMAN OKLA

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

Abstract:

Assessment of fire safety of marine bulk chemical carriers was attempted. Lack of data on quantities, cargo size, and transfer rates hampered the effort and precluded estimation of the range of fire sizes which might be encountered. An even more serious limitation is the lack of data on the effectiveness of fire control agents for the 29 chemicals studied. The available data are tabulated, even though the fire extinguishment information was obtained on scattered, small-scale tests which do not permit reliable scale-up.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE