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A Study of the Value of Water vs. Steam in Drowning TNT Fires

Issue 3 and Volume 15.

A Study of the Value of Water vs. Steam in Drowning TNT Fires In the “Bulletin” of the Department of Labor and Industry Harrisburg, Pa. IN order to determine, if possible, the relative merits of water and steam in extinguishing TNT fires which might occur at the different stages in its production, several communications were sent to manufacturers of TNT both in this country and Canada. As a result of this correspondence five stated that they did not have the available information on the subject, three that they had found water in actual expedience more efficient, and two that in their opinion steam would prove more effective. In other words, those speaking from actual experience concurred in the opinion that water is more effective of the two. The problem to be solved is to extinguish a fire in a body of material which contains within itself all the constituents necessary…

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