EVALUATION OF A HIGH-CAPACITY, FIREFIGHTING FOAM-DISPENSING SYSTEM
A series of six tests was conducted using a single barrel mechanical foam nozzle discharging 1,800 gallons of foam solution per minute (English/metric conversion factors are given in appendix A). Three experiments were conducted with protein foam and three using aqueous-firm-forming-foam (AFFF). The tests were designed to dispense foam solution at a fixed rate in simulated full-scale fire-modeling experiments in which the fire area was smaller than the total area of foam application, thereby conserving fuel and reducing atmospheric contamination. The time required to foam-cover concentric circular diked areas of 12,000, 18,000, and 36,000 square feet containing a three-dimensional fire in a 2,827 square foot fire-pool was determined. The foam quality and ground patterns produced by each agent were determined for solution rates of 840 and 1,800 gallons per minute.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTERATLANTIC CITY, NJ United States
Washington, DC United States
- Geyer, G B
- Neri, L M
- Urban, C H
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Aviation safety; Fire boats; Fire extinguishing agents; Fire fighting; Fire fighting equipment; Fire vehicles; Fires; Foams; Fuels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fire suppression systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft fires
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Energy; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090311
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-19 Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM