For fire protection of bulk storage tanks containing flammable liquid, foam is generally accepted as the only agent for effective fire control and extinguishment. It may be applied by fixed foam generating chambers at the top angle of the tank, portable nozzles or monitors or by injection of foam at the base of a tank called the subsurface method. This method and its application in the petroleum industry are discussed under headings development of the method; test series of 1964-65; foam makers; foam-maker tests; a hexane fire; data verification, and subsurface fire fighting experience.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Authors:
    • Mahley, H S
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 72-75
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM