HOW TO FIGHT NATURAL GAS FIRES

Results of 241 fire tests conducted with NG are presented and fire recommendations on how to cope with NG fires are listed. They include (1) assume that all fires in escaping natural gas will be impinging fires. This is probable. (2) Use potassium bicarbonate-base dry chemical where wood fires are unlikely to result from the original gas fire or where water is available. (3) Use multipurpose dry chemical where water is not available and fires are likely to occur in wooded or brush areas. (4) Use mobile equipment with hoselines equipped with nozzles that produce high velocity concentrated streams at the highest dry chemical flow rates manageable by one person (10 lb/sec). (5) Provide special reflective clothing for the fire fighters and reflective head covering having a large plastic face shield for wide vision.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  USA  77001
  • Authors:
    • Guise, A B
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 76-79
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM