Accession Number:

ADD007494

Title:

Gas Generator-Actuated Fire Suppressant Mechanism.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-06

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A fire-suppressant mechanism especially designed for suppressing near-explosive fires or slow growth fires in military vehicles. The mechanism includes a thick-walled bottle or container partially or wholly filled with liquid fire-suppressant, such as Halon 1301. A chemical gas-generating cartridge is located at one end of the container for substantially instantaneously generating a very high gaseous pressure within the container, thereby very rapidly expelling the liquid suppressant from the container onto an emergent fire-ball. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE