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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Seminar on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-17 September 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Fire Protection Association

    470 Atlantic Avenue
    Boston, MA  United States  02210
  • Authors:
    • Pizel, R
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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