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FINE WATER MIST SYSTEM FOR REPLACEMENT OF HALON 1301 FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
19844
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19844
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: FINE WATER MIST SYSTEM FOR REPLACEMENT OF HALON 1301 FIRE EXTINGUISHER SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $85,528.00
 

Abstract:

U.S. production of Halons will decrease from 28 million lbs in 1988 to zero in 1995 to meet the U.S. commitments to the Montreal Protocol. A major use of Halon 1301 is as a fire suppression flooding agent. The use of fine water mists from two-fluid atomizing nozzles is proposed as a replacement for Halon 1301 fire suppression systems, especially for Class B fuel fires. The optimum droplet size and atomizer water flow rate will be determined in the Phase I research. Several candidate atomizers will be tested against a standard n-heptane fire in a test chamber. Spray droplet size and water application rates will be varied over a range determined by modeling of the evaporation rate of the droplets. Requirements for a fire suppression atomizer nozzle will be prepared, based on the test results. In Phase II, a prototype fire suppression system will be designed, built, and tested on typical Air Force Class B fires. A specification for fine water mist fire suppression systems to replace existing Halon 1301 systems will be based on these Phase II tests.

Principal Investigator:

Mr James Butz
3037925615

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ada Technologies, Inc.
304 Inverness Way South, Suite 110 Englewood, CO 80112

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