|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||169/046 ; 169/061|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 32 인용 특허 : 9|
A fire suppression system for an enclosed space, such as a cargo hold of an aircraft includes a fire detector, a container for storing a non-combustible, non-reactive gas which will not support combustion, a valve for releasing the non-combustible gas from the container, the valve being actuated by the fire detector, nozzles disposed within the space for distributing the non-combustible gas released from the container in the enclosed space, and an operable gas purging door disposed so to permit the exhausting of air other than the non-combustible gas fro...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A method of suppressing a fire present in an enclosed space containing air comprising the steps of:a) detecting the presence of the fire in the enclosed space;b) introducing a non-combustible gas into the enclosed space at a pressure greater than the air in the enclosed space so as to force air present in the enclosed space toward a first end of the enclosed space; andc) expelling the air other than the non-combustible gas from the first end of the enclosed space.