Project 9536, metal turnings - fire hazard

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The turnings have proved to be highly inflammable and subject to spontaneous ignition. Several experiments have been conducted at Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe Company, Hamilton, Ohio, and Baker Brothers, Inc., Toledo, Ohio, and in addition there have been a number of accidental fires, of which at least three were spontaneous. Fires of quantities ranging from several pounds to several hundred pounds have been experienced and a number of extinguishers have been tried. Records of this work are available in our files. While the work to date does not constitute an exhaustive survey of the problem, we believe that it is now safe ... continued below

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The turnings have proved to be highly inflammable and subject to spontaneous ignition. Several experiments have been conducted at Herring-Hall-Marvin Safe Company, Hamilton, Ohio, and Baker Brothers, Inc., Toledo, Ohio, and in addition there have been a number of accidental fires, of which at least three were spontaneous. Fires of quantities ranging from several pounds to several hundred pounds have been experienced and a number of extinguishers have been tried. Records of this work are available in our files. While the work to date does not constitute an exhaustive survey of the problem, we believe that it is now safe to outline precautionary and protective measures.

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  • Other: DE95010021
  • Report No.: DUH--10917
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/45614 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 45614
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc683922

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Project 9536, metal turnings - fire hazard, report, August 27, 1943; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc683922/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.