FUEL NEUTRALIZATION TO PREVENT FLASHBACK ON AIRCRAFT FIRES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$499,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
963
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Beltran Inc.
1133 - E 35th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11210
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas C. Kosvic
(516) 921-7900
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CURRENT EXTINGUISHMENT TECHNIQUES CAN UTILIZE DRY CHEMICAL AND AQUEOUS FOAMS TO KNOCKDOWN A POOL FIRE IN AN AIRCRAFT FIRE INCIDENT. AS NEW FUEL IS ADDED, DUE TO SPILLS, REIGNITION AND FLASHBACK IS POSSIBLE. MECHANISMS BASED ON COMBUSTION REACTION AND VAPORIZATION PROCESSES WILL BE SCREENED TO DETERMINE CANDIDATE MECHANISMS TO PREVENT OR NEUTRALIZE FUEL ENTERING THE FIRE ZONE. BASED ON MECHANISMS DEVELOPED BY KNOWLEDGE OF THE INVESTIGATORS AND REVIEWS ON THE ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL LITERATURE, SEVERAL AGENTS, TECHNIQUES, OR PROCESSES WILL BE PROPOSED FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION IN PHASE II EFFORTS. THE TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS DRAWS FROM NEARLY 80 MAN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN COMBUSTION PROCESSES. OVER 10 DIRECTLY USEFUL REFERENCES IN THE AIRCRAFT FIRE SAFETY, LITERATURE INVOLVE THE INVESTIGATORS (KOSVIC, GERSTEIN, AND BELTRAN).

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