EVALUATION OF NOZZLES TO BE USED WITH AFFF AND THE COAST GUARD IN-LINE PROPORTIONER

Evaluative, fire estinguishment and burnback tests were conducted at the USCG Fire and Safety Test Facility, Mobile, Alabama, to determine the optimum nozzle to be used with the CG-6LP proportioner and Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF). Commercially available water fog nozzles were compared to the mechanical foam nozzle and the Navy all purpose nozzle currently in use on Coast Guard cutters. The water fog nozzles produced the best range and offered more versatility in the patterns they produced. The best two water fog nozzles and the mechanical foam nozzles were able to control a 660 sq. ft. JP-5 deck fire in less than 25 seconds. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Research and Development Center, 1082 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT  USA  06340-6096
  • Authors:
    • Richards, R C
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CGR/DC-4/77 Final Rpt., USCG-D-26-77
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM