Survey of Fires in Hypobaric and Hyperbaric Chambers.

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Survey of Fires in Hypobaric and Hyperbaric Chambers.

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Title: Survey of Fires in Hypobaric and Hyperbaric Chambers.
Author: Alger, RS; Nichols, JR
Abstract: The design of fire detection and suppression equipment requires some knowledge of the fire characteristics for the particular fuels and environments involved. In order to provide these characteristics for hyperbaric chambers, evidence from the most recent fires in British, Japanese, and U.S. chambers was examined and summarized. Items of particular interest are the conditions for ignition, e.g., the fuel, environment, and source of heat, the pattern and mechanism of fire spread; the degree of fuel involvement; the time required to develop a lethal environment; the results of fire suppression and rescue efforts. The evidence suggests a variety of design features and operational procedures which can reduce fire hazards in hypobaric and hyperbaric installations. (NOTE: Best copy available)
Description: Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/6600
Date: 1971

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