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Study of plutonium fire extinction in glove-boxes; Etude sur l'extinction des feux de plutonium en boites a gants

Abstract

The report concerns attempts to extinguish fire in uranium - chosen as a basis for comparison - and in plutonium, these being contained in glove boxes. The extinguishing powders TEC and MG 10 were tried and compared. The operator used in plastic bags. The metal was dealt with respectively in the form of billets, compact chips and finally thin shavings. In each case fire control was without difficulty. One must allow a certain time for cooling. The powder MG 10 showed very good results. Moreover, the trials proved that densely packed shavings are a very real security factor. The interior lay-out of the glove boxes ought, in order to facilitate further manipulations, be such as to render extinction as easy as possible should the need arise. (authors) [French] II s'agit d'un compte rendu d'essais d'extinction sur feux d'uranium - pris comme base de comparaison - et de plutonium, en boites a gants. Sont utilisees et comparees les poudres extinctrices TEC et MG 10. Elles sont employees par l'operateur en sachets de plastique. Le metal est pris successivement sous forme de billettes, de copeaux compactes, enfin de tournures fines. L'intervention est aisee dans tous les cas; il faut laisser un certain  More>>
Authors:
Boisson, H; Chappellier, A; Debiar, A; Savornin, J [1] 
  1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1965
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CEA-R-2931
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 3 refs; PBD: 1965
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; BARIUM CHLORIDES; COMBUSTION; COMPACTING; FIRE EXTINGUISHERS; FIRE HAZARDS; GLOVEBOXES; PLUTONIUM; POLYETHYLENES; POTASSIUM CHLORIDES; POWDERS; RECOMMENDATIONS; SAFETY; SODIUM CHLORIDES; TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT; URANIUM
OSTI ID:
20598754
Research Organizations:
CEA Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR05R2931045266
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
20 pages
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Citation Formats

Boisson, H, Chappellier, A, Debiar, A, and Savornin, J. Study of plutonium fire extinction in glove-boxes; Etude sur l'extinction des feux de plutonium en boites a gants. France: N. p., 1965. Web.
Boisson, H, Chappellier, A, Debiar, A, & Savornin, J. Study of plutonium fire extinction in glove-boxes; Etude sur l'extinction des feux de plutonium en boites a gants. France.
Boisson, H, Chappellier, A, Debiar, A, and Savornin, J. 1965. "Study of plutonium fire extinction in glove-boxes; Etude sur l'extinction des feux de plutonium en boites a gants." France.
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title = {Study of plutonium fire extinction in glove-boxes; Etude sur l'extinction des feux de plutonium en boites a gants}
author = {Boisson, H, Chappellier, A, Debiar, A, and Savornin, J}
abstractNote = {The report concerns attempts to extinguish fire in uranium - chosen as a basis for comparison - and in plutonium, these being contained in glove boxes. The extinguishing powders TEC and MG 10 were tried and compared. The operator used in plastic bags. The metal was dealt with respectively in the form of billets, compact chips and finally thin shavings. In each case fire control was without difficulty. One must allow a certain time for cooling. The powder MG 10 showed very good results. Moreover, the trials proved that densely packed shavings are a very real security factor. The interior lay-out of the glove boxes ought, in order to facilitate further manipulations, be such as to render extinction as easy as possible should the need arise. (authors) [French] II s'agit d'un compte rendu d'essais d'extinction sur feux d'uranium - pris comme base de comparaison - et de plutonium, en boites a gants. Sont utilisees et comparees les poudres extinctrices TEC et MG 10. Elles sont employees par l'operateur en sachets de plastique. Le metal est pris successivement sous forme de billettes, de copeaux compactes, enfin de tournures fines. L'intervention est aisee dans tous les cas; il faut laisser un certain temps de refroidissement. La poudre MG 10 a donne de tres bons resultats, Les essais ont montre, de plus, que le compactage des copeaux est un facteur reel de securite. L'agencement interieur des boites a gants pour les manipulations a venir, devrait tenir compte de cette facilite d'extinction afin de la rendre la plus aisee possible en cas de besoin. (auteurs)}
place = {France}
year = {1965}
month = {Jul}
}