NUSC GEAR HELPS FIGHT PETROLEUM FIRES

Under funding by the National Science Foundation, the Naval Underwater Systems Center designed a fluid porportioning system for the municipal fire trucks in Eugene, Oregon. The system combines a chemical additive known as "light water" in a 1:9 ratio with water. The additive results in a fluid which has a density less than petroleum and is used to smother petroleum fires. The NUSC system is specially designed to deliver the additive in the large flow rates required for fighting major fires.

  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Accession Number: 00178128
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of the Navy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM