VEHICLES AND EXTINGUISHANTS--FOAMS FOR AIRCRAFT FIRES
Three fire-extinguishing foams used to combat aircraft fires are compared with respect to the quantities of precursor water and powder required for different categoreis of airports. The three foams are a protein foam, an aqueous film-forming foam, and a fluoroprotein foam (FP 70). The properties of the fluoroprotein powder are examined. Characteristics of the fire-fighting vehicles which transport the foam precursors are discussed, and powder and water delivery rates are examined. Other topics, such as fire-fighting in a fog and the development of foam-delivering boats for use at airports adjacent to a body of water, are considered.
- International Seminar on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-17 September 1976.
National Fire Protection Association470 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA United States 02210
- Pizel, R
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Fire extinguishers; Fire fighting; Fires; Foaming agents; Powders; Water
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft fires
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00180165
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM