Solid Propellant Gas Generators: An Overview and Their Application to Fire Suppression.
Solid Propellant Gas Generators: An Overview and Their
Application to Fire Suppression.
Yang, J. C.; Grosshandler, W. L.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
and Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE).
International Conference on Fire Research and
Engineering (ICFRE). Proceedings. September 10-15,
1995, Orlando, FL, SFPE, Boston, MA, Lund, D. P.;
Angell, E. A., Editors, 88-90 pp, 1995 AND National
Institute of Standards and Technology. Solid Propellant
Gas Generators: Proceedings of the 1995 Workshop.
Appendix B. NISTIR 5766. June 28-29, 1995,
Gaithersburg, MD, 15-17 pp, November 1995, 1995.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
ON BOOK SHELF: TH9112.N38 1995
Order number: PB96-131479
fire research; solid propellants; fire suppression
A solid propellant gas generator is essentially an
airbag inflator without a bag. That is, the gas
generated is discharged directly into ambience rather
than into a bag. A typical solid propellant gas
generator consists of solid propellant tablets which
will, upon ignition, rapidly react to generate gas-phase
combustion products and particulates, an ignitor to
initiate the combustion of the propellant, a filter
system to prevent or minimize the release of the
particulates from the combustion reactions into the
ambience, a heat transfer mechanism (normally the filter
itself) to cool the high temperature combustion gas
before being discharged into the ambience, and an
exhaust mechanism to disperse the gas efficiently. In
this article, an overview of the current status on solid
propellant gas generators will be discussed, and
potential areas for future research will be suggested.