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Class D Fire Suppression Experiments.



R L. Vettori


To investigate the effectiveness of water based extinguishing agents on non alkali Class D fires, two series of fire suppression experiments were conducted. The first experimental series was conducted by Underwriters Laboratory at the facility located in Northbrook, Illinois. It consisted of magnesium chip fire tests as outlined in the Standard for Rating and Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishers, ANSI/UL 711. The second series of experiments, conducted by the Building and Fire Research Laboratory were performed at the University of Maryland Fire Rescue Institute training facility located in Princess Anne County, Maryland. This second series utilized titanium tunings as the fuel for the experiments.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6191
Report Number


fire suppression, experiments, class D fires, magnesium, titanium, fire tests


Vettori, R. (1998), Class D Fire Suppression Experiments., NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created July 1, 1998, Updated November 10, 2018