Abstract

Portable fire extinguishers and fixed extinguishing systems put out fires by the ejection of a substance (extinguishant) that inhibits fire by cooling, quenching, oxygen isolation, or the interruption of chemical chain reactions. Depending on the extinguisher design, both the extinguishant and the ejection system can cause a hazard in transportation.

Keywords

Dioxide Graphite Lithium Foam Argon 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm A. Fox

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