Accession Number:

ADA101229

Title:

Propylene Glycol as a Fire Smoke Simulant.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1981-06-29

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Attempts are under way to find a safe fire smoke simulant to be used in various types of fire trainerssimulators. Organic aerosol fogs have been suggested as a substitute for real smoke. Stabilized propylene glycol was subjected to thermal and fire stress in ventilated and unventilated chambers. Carbon monoxide produced from the decomposition of the smoke simulant reached 0.8 under some conditions. Chamber temperatures above 66 C 150F nearly eliminates the ability to produce smoke. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Safety Engineering
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE