FIRE CONTROL AGENT EFFECTIVENESS FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL FIRES: CARBON DISULFIDE

Carbon disulfide fires from 25 to 400 sq ft were controlled and/or extinguished using four foam agents and water. The most effective agent was high expansion foam, followed by aqueous film forming foam, fluoroprotein foam, and protein foam. Water was less effective in fire control than any foam agent, although it extinguished fires faster than low expansion foams at very high application rates. Dry chemical agents were largely ineffective in extinguishing carbon disulfide fires. These tests showed that the agents usually recommended for carbon disulfide fires, water and dry chemical, are less effective than foam, which is not recommended, confirming a previously reported conclusion that current agent effectiveness data may be unreliable and reinforcing the recommendation for a systematic examination of fire fighting agent effectiveness on fires from Cargoes of Particular Hazard. Carbon disulfide fires were more difficult to control and extinguish than hexane fires that had been studied earlier. These tests continue the series using methodology developed for the baseline hexane fire tests.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also AD-A026300 and AD-A089585.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Applied Technology Corporation

    401 West Main Street, Suite 220
    Norman, OK  United States  73069

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, D W
    • Cavin, W D
    • Lawson, H P
    • Welker, J R
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AT-116-2 Final Rpt., USCG-D-09-81
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-841340-A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM