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Class D Fire Suppression Experiments.

pdf icon Class D Fire Suppression Experiments. (1145 K)
Vettori, R. L.

NISTIR 6191; Chapter 7; July 1998.

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Order number: PB98-146293


fire suppression; experiments; class D fires; magnesium; titanium; fire tests


To investigate the effectiveness of water based extinguishing agents on non alkali Class D fires, two series of fire suppression experiments were conducted. The first experimental series was conducted by Underwriters Laboratory at the facility located in Northbrook, Illinois. It consisted of magnesium chip fire tests as outlined in the Standard for Rating and Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishers, ANSI/UL 711. The second series of experiments, conducted by the Building and Fire Research Laboratory were performed at the University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute training facility located in Princess Anne County, Maryland. This second series utilized titanium tunings as the fuel for the experiments.