DEVELOPMENT OF SMOKE ABATED AIRCRAFT CRASH/RESCUE FIRE FIGHTING TRAINER

It was shown previously that liquid petroleum fuels can be burned from a free surface without smoke generation by injecting a water spray near the surface of the burning fuel. This program concerned the extension of this smoke abatement method to aircraft crash/rescue trainers involving fire areas to about 3000 sq ft. Smoke abated fires of realistic severity for training purposes were obtained using either JP-4 or automotive gasoline, while JP-5 and No. 2 diesel oil were found ineffective for this purpose. Field experiments proved the compatibility of smoke-abated JP-4 fires with extinguishment using aqueous film-forming foam. A detailed design is presented for a 50-ft diameter smoke abated fire area for fire-fighting training together with step-by-step procedures for its operation. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Rept. no. AFHRL-TR-76-60, AD-A034 843.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Illinois Institute of Technology

    3300 South Federal Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616-3793
  • Authors:
    • Goldsmith, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ITTRI-J6339 Final Rpt., NAVTRAEQUIPC74C01521
  • Contract Numbers: N61339-74-C-0152
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM