ESTIMATED DETECTION SYSTEM FALSE ALARMS FROM CARGO COMPARTMENT FIRE EXTINGUISHER DISCHARGE STATISTICS
Data on aircraft fleet service difficulties between 1988 and 1990 were used to estimate fire detector false alarms in the domestic commercial jet fleet. For Class C cargo compartments, data on fleet composition and utilization were used to establish false alarm rates using two levels of analytical detail. False alarms for engine nacelles, auxiliary power units, bleed air ducts, lavatories, wheel wells, and electrical and electronic bays are also considered. This treatment of false alarms is based on statistical documentation of fleet discharge events for halon extinguishing agent bottles.
Federal Aviation AdministrationOffice of Aviation Research, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC United States 20591
- Eklund, T I
- Publication Date: 1996-5
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Aviation safety; Cargo aircraft; Civil aircraft; Detectors; False alarms (Security); Fire extinguishers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Detection systems; False alarms
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00730621
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FAA-AR-95-42
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM