Failure in Two Fire Extinguishers

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C. O. Smith

Univ. of Detroit, Detroit, Mich.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 97(4), 367-370 (Oct 01, 1975) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3443313 History: Received September 16, 1974; Revised January 27, 1975; Online August 17, 2010


Failures of two fire extinguishers are examined in this paper detailing circumstances, laboratory examination, and analysis of failure. Both failures resulted in serious injury to the individual handling the extinguisher at time of failure. Both failures could have been prevented by implementation of well-known technology.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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