Patent Number: 8,511,396

Title: Flame suppression agent, system and uses

Abstract: Aqueous droplets encapsulated in a flame retardant polymer are useful in suppressing combustion. Upon exposure to a flame, the encapsulated aqueous droplets rupture and vaporize, removing heat and displacing oxygen to retard the combustion process. The polymer encapsulant, through decomposition, may further add free radicals to the combustion atmosphere, thereby further retarding the combustion process. The encapsulated aqueous droplets may be used as a replacement to halon, water mist and dry powder flame suppression systems.

Inventors: Parrish; Clyde F. (Melbourne, FL)

Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

International Classification: A62C 2/00 (20060101); A62C 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-20 0:00:00