INCORPORATION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS IN HIGH-EXPANSION FOAM

This report is in microfiche form. Stable high-expansion foams provide an excellent method of transporting water over long distances, and have demonstrated their ability to control and quench a remote fire. Fires in wood and coal, however, usually become deep-seated with burning taking place beneath the surface. After the foam collapses, burning continues in these areas, and this can re-ignite the surface. One solution would be to incorporate fire-extinguishing agents in the foam. The experimental programme described in this report indicated that the addition of 20% by weight of diammonium phosphate would prevent re-ignition without degrading the foam properties.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • U.S. Dept. of the Interior Bureau of Mines, MSA Research Corp., Report BuMines OFR 109-83 <July 1982> (36 pp., 1 ref., 9 fig., 3 tab)
  • Authors:
    • Gross, S S
  • Publication Date: 1982-7

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM