OBSTRUCTED FIRE TESTS ON HAND-HELD FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR RECREATIONAL BOATS

Tests were conducted to investigate the effect that an obstruction to direct access to a fire (such as the engine in a boat's engine compartment) might have on the effectiveness of extinguishing a fire with hand-held fire extinguishers. The tests were conducted by first determining what size obstructed fire could be extinguished by a trained operator and then by an untrained operator. It was found that an obstruction to direct access to the base of a fire has a significant impact on the effectiveness of some fire extinguishers. The effectiveness of chemical type extinguishers was more severely affected than gaseous types. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Research and Development Center, 1082 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT  United States  06340-6096

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hollingsworth, H M
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-17/75 Final Rpt., USCG-D-133-75
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM