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INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF PERFLUOROCARBONS AS FIRE SUPPRESSION AGENTS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17115
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17115
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
HUGHES ASSOC., INC.
3610 Commerce Drive, Suite 817 Baltimore, MD 21227 0165
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF PERFLUOROCARBONS AS FIRE SUPPRESSION AGENTS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $498,099.00
 

Abstract:

PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL WORK HAS INDICATED THAT PERFLUOROCARBONS MAY BE EXCELLENT FIRE-SUPPRESSION AGENTS. BECAUSE THESE COMPOUNDS ARE NOT OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES, THEIR USE AS HALON 1301 TOTAL-FLOODING, FIRE-SUPPRESSION AGENTS IS QUITE PROMISING. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE COMPOUNDS AS FIRE-SUPPRESSION AGENTS AND PERFORM A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THEIR USE AS TOTAL-FLOODING AGENTS TO REPLACE HALON 1301. THE PROJECT WILL ALSO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL FOR THE USE OF PERFLUOROCARBONS AS DIRECT "DROP-IN" REPLACEMENTS FOR HALON 1301 IN EXISTING SYSTEMS. THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE SMALL-SCALE TESTING OF THE SUPPRESSION QUALITIES OF A RANGE OF PERFLUOROCARBONS, AS WELL AS ANALYTICAL WORK ON OTHER ASPECTS OF THE COMPOUNDS RELATED TO THEIR DEVELOPMENT AS TOTAL-FLOODING AGENTS. PRELIMINARY EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL WORK HAS INDICATED THAT PERFLUOROCARBONS MAY BE EXCELLENT FIRE-SUPPRESSION AGENTS. BECAUSE THESE COMPOUNDS ARE NOT OZONE-DEPLETING SUBSTANCES, THEIR USE AS HALON 1301 TOTAL-FLOODING, FIRE-SUPPRESSION AGENTS IS QUITE PROMISING. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE COMPOUNDS AS FIRE-SUPPRESSION AGENTS AND PERFORM A FEASIBILITY STUDY ON THEIR USE AS TOTAL-FLOODING AGENTS TO REPLACE HALON 1301. THE PROJECT WILL ALSO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL FOR THE USE OF PERFLUOROCARBONS AS DIRECT "DROP-IN" REPLACEMENTS FOR HALON 1301 IN EXISTING SYSTEMS. THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE SMALL-SCALE TESTING OF THE SUPPRESSION QUALITIES OF A RANGE OF PERFLUOROCARBONS, AS WELL AS ANALYTICAL WORK ON OTHER ASPECTS OF THE COMPOUNDS RELATED TO THEIR DEVELOPMENT AS TOTAL-FLOODING AGENTS.

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Hughes Assoc Inc.
2730 University Blvd W #902 Wheaton, MD 20902

EIN/Tax ID: 521199515
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No