Characterization and identification of super-effective thermal fire extinguishing agents
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD .
Written in English

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  • Fire extinguishing agents

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Other titlesCharacterization and identification of super effective thermal fire extinguishing agents
StatementWilliam M. Pitts ... [et al.]
SeriesNISTIR -- 6414
ContributionsPitts, William M, National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationviii, 58 p.
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14504148M
OCLC/WorldCa43915199

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