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.
United States Coast GuardResearch and Development Center, 1082 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT USA 06340-6096
- Richards, R G
- Publication Date: 1975-12
- Pagination: 62 p.
- TRT Terms: Engine rooms; Fire extinguishing agents; Fires; Foams; High expansion foams
- Old TRIS Terms: Engine room fires
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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