INCREASE THROW RANGE OF GASEOUS FIRE SUPPRESSION AGENTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5850
Amount: $499,854.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Fire Research Corp
16 Southern Blvd, Nesconset, NY, 11767
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 NEOCLES ATHANASIADES
 (516) 714-8888
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FIRE RESEARCH FEELS WE CAN INCREASE THE THROW RANGE OF HALON FIRE SUPPRESSION AGENTS BY SIMPLY COOLING IT TO A VERY LOW TEMPERATURE SO THAT IT DOES NOT BECOME A GAS BUT REMAINS IN A LIQUID STATE FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. WE PROPOSE TO DO THIS BY USING THE COOLING POWER OF CO2 GOING FROM A LIQUID TO A GASEOUS STATE. IT HAS TREMENDOUS HEAT ABSORPTION CAPABILITIES AND WILL COOL THE HALON. IN ADDITION, IT WILL ACT AS AN INDEPENDENT FIREFIGHTING AGENT. THE HALON WILL NOT TOUCH THE CO2 UNTIL IT EXITS THE NOZZLE. THEY WILL NOT REACT WITH EACH OTHER.

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