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Title: Fire suppressing apparatus. [sodium fires]

Apparatus for smothering a liquid sodium fire comprises a pan, a perforated cover on the pan, and tubed depending from the cover and providing communication between the interior of the pan and the ambient atmosphere through the perforations in the cover. Liquid caught in the pan rises above the lower ends of the tubes and thus serves as a barrier which limits the amount of air entering the pan.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6048329
DOE Contract Number:
EY-76-C-15-2395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; FIRE FIGHTING; LMFBR TYPE REACTORS; COMBUSTION; CONTAINERS; SODIUM; TUBES; ALKALI METALS; BREEDER REACTORS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELEMENTS; EPITHERMAL REACTORS; FAST REACTORS; FBR TYPE REACTORS; LIQUID METAL COOLED REACTORS; METALS; OXIDATION; REACTORS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 220900* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 210500 -- Power Reactors, Breeding