NEW AGENTS FOR THE EXTINGUISHMENT OF MAGNESIUM FIRES

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)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Research Laboratory

    4555 Overlook Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20375-5320
  • Authors:
    • Lawrence, K D
    • Williams, F W
    • Gann, R G
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRL6180376KDLFWW-NJSFinal Rpt., CEEDO-TR-78-19
  • Contract Numbers: MIPR-FY8952-76-65017
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM