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New Agents for the Extinguishment of Magnesium Fires.
Final rept. Aug 76-Sep 77,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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Ground glass powders frits have been evaluated as possible suppressants for magnesium fires. Conceptually, these would melt and form a glass coating on the surface of the burning metal, isolating it from the oxygen supply. Some frits containing oxides of magnesium and lithium reacted violently with the burning magnesium. However, several low melting frits proved to be good suppressants and were better than commercial suppressants. Author
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