Abstract: A fire extinguisher with high speed discharge is provided comprising a container containing an inhibiting liquid which vaporizes when it is expanded and a pressurized gas such as nitrogen. A cover closes the container. An explosive charge tears the cover by a shock wave; it is disposed in the neighborhood of this cover at the end of a pyrotechnical stick coaxial with the container with one end fixed to the bottom thereof. The stick is secured to the side wall of the container by means of a support piece disposed in the vicinity of the opening of the container. This support piece centers the explosive charge along the axis of the container.
Abstract: Apparatus and method for using a heated waste gas stream to evaporate a volatile component such as water or a solvent from a liquid solution comprises a flue to feed the gas stream from the source of heated gas; a container having an inner chamber to hold the liquid for evaporation of the volatile compound and an outer chamber connected to the flue which forms a gas channel substantially surrounding the inner chamber through which at least a portion of the gas stream flows to supply heat to the inner chamber and evaporate the volatile component of the liquid solution; an inlet to feed the liquid solution into the inner chamber; upper and lower liquid level sensors to control the quantity of liquid solution fed into the inner chamber to establish a liquid level therein; a sparger for agitating the liquid solution in the inner chamber; a sump below the container and connected to the flue to receive any condensate from the gas stream and any liquid leaking from the inner chamber; an outlet to combine, vent and d