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91. Carbon Monoxide Production in Compartment Fires: Full-Scale Enclosure Burns (NISTIR 5499)
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 5499
Published: 9/1/1994
Authors: Nelson P Bryner, Erik L Johnsson, William M Pitts
Abstract: Recent studies attribute a large percentage of fire injuries and deaths to the generation of carbon monoxide (CO) and indicate that in roughly two-thirds of the fire deaths the fire victims have fatal or incapacitating levels of carboxyhemoglobin in ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910844

92. Engineering Algorithm for the Estimation of Carbon Monoxide Generation in Enclosure Fires (NISTIR 5499)
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 5499
Published: 9/1/1994
Author: William M Pitts
Abstract: Roughly two thirds of all deaths resulting from enclosure fires can be attributed to the presence of carbon monoxide (CO) which is the dominant toxicant in fire deaths. A long-term program (Carbon Monoxide production and Prediction Project) at the Bu ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911641

93. Fire-Induced Mass Flow Into a Reduced-Scale Enclosure (NISTIR 5499)
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 5499
Published: 9/1/1994
Authors: Erik L Johnsson, Nelson P Bryner, William M Pitts
Abstract: Enclosure fires are of great interest because of the resulting loss of life and property, yet the fluid dynamic and chemical behaviors of fires within enclosures are still not well understood. In recent decades, it has become clear that burning rates ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910896

94. Carbon Monoxide Formation in Fires by High-Temperature Anaerobic Wood Pyrolysis
Published: 7/31/1994
Authors: William M Pitts, Erik L Johnsson, Nelson P Bryner
Abstract: Building fire fatalities often occur at locations remote from the room where the fire is actually burning. The majority of these fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation, primarily due to exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). Although causing nearl ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910825

95. Computer Simulation of the Liquid Agent Spray Motion and Evaporation
Published: 7/18/1994
Authors: G. Gmurczyk, Leonard Y. Cooper, William L Grosshandler, William M Pitts
Abstract: The discharge of a liquid fire extinguishing agent stored in a pressurized vessel through an orifice generates a freely moving spray outside the vessel. The flow has been modeled as a two-phase, three-component, turbulent, compressible, dissipative f ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911629

96. Discharge Characteristics of Cryogenic Fluids From a Pressurized Vessel
Published: 7/18/1994
Authors: Jiann C Yang, William M Pitts, B D Breuel, G. Gmurczyk, William J. Rinkinen, W G Cleveland
Abstract: An experimental technique to study the rapid release of liquid cryogenic fluids from a pressurized vessel orientated downward is described. A rupture disc was used as the release mechanism. Experimental observations were made on the discharge charact ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911313

97. Global Equivalence Ratio Concept and the Prediction of Carbon Monoxide Formation in Enclosure Fires (NIST Monograph 179)
Series: Monograph (NIST MN)
Report Number: 179
Published: 6/1/1994
Author: William M Pitts
Abstract: This report summarizes a large number of investigations designed to characterize the formation of carbon monoxide (CO) in enclosures fires - the most important factor in fire deaths. It includes the first complete review and analysis of the studies w ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911661

98. Evaluation of Alternative In-Flight Fire Suppressants for Full-Scale Testing in Simulated Aircraft Engine Nacelles and Dry Bays (NIST SP 861)
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 861
Published: 4/1/1994
Authors: William L Grosshandler, Richard George Gann, William M Pitts
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911642

99. Executive Summary (NIST SP 861)
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 861
Published: 4/1/1994
Authors: William L Grosshandler, Richard George Gann, William M Pitts
Abstract: Bromotrifluoromethane (halon 1301 or CF3Br) has been the fire-fighting agent of choice for decades to protect inaccessible spaces aboard aircraft in flight because of its inherent ability to inhibit combustion while possessing a high liquid density a ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911643

100. Fluid Dynamics of Agent Discharge (NIST SP 861)
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 861
Published: 4/1/1994
Authors: William M Pitts, Jiann C Yang, G. Gmurczyk, Leonard Y. Cooper, William L Grosshandler, W G Cleveland, Cary Presser
Abstract: The extinguishment of a fire using gaseous agents is a very complicated process which is not completely understood. Current fire-fighting agents such as halon 1301 and halon 1211 are believed to function by a combination of chemical (catalytic remova ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911507



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