HIGH EXPANSION FOAM EXTINGUISHMENT OF MACHINERY SPACE FIRES

This report details the fire research conducted on board the M/V RHODE ISLAND during the period 10 December 1974 through 17 December 1974. The tests were designed to determine the effects of fill rate, preburn and free venting area on the effectiveness of high expansion foam when used to extinguish machinery space fires. Systems design and agent characteristics were varied in order to determine the optimum and minimum parameters of fire extinguishment. It was shown that high expansion foam could extinguish the fires when applied at a rate of 7 to 9 cubic feet of foam (400-465:1 expansion ratio) per minute per square foot of fire area.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    Research and Development Center, 1082 Shennecossett Road
    Groton, CT  USA  06340-6096
  • Authors:
    • Richards, R G
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-83-76 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM