Magnesium Chip Fire Tests Utilizing Biodegradable, Environmentally Safe, Nontoxic, Liquid Fire Suppression Agents. Appendix E. Underwriters Laboratories Report Class D Tests.
Magnesium Chip Fire Tests Utilizing Biodegradable,
Environmentally Safe, Nontoxic, Liquid Fire Suppression
Agents. Appendix E. Underwriters Laboratories Report
Class D Tests.
Underwriters Laboratories, Incorporated
NISTIR 6191; Appendix E; July 1998.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB98-146293
fire suppression; fire tests; liquid fires;
Under this project, magnesium chip fire tests are
outlined in the Standard for Safety for Rating and Fire
Testing of Fire Extinguishers, ANSI/UL 711, were
conducted to evaluate the fire fighting effectiveness on
this combustible metal using liquid fire suppression
agents, identified by NIST as biodegradable,
environmentally safe, and nontoxic, when applied using
hand hoselines. For comparison purposes, fire tests
were also conducted using water only and a UL Listed
Class D dry powder agent. Only the UL Listed Class D
dry powder agent demonstrated compliance with the fire
extinguisher criteria outlined in ANSI/UL711.