Accession Number : AD0741881

Title :   Evaluation of Aircraft Ground Firefighting Agents and Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 67-Jul 71,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Geyer, George B.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 257

Abstract : An analysis of aircraft crash firefighting systems was made through a survey of known and newly developed agents, both blanketing and auxiliary, and of dispensing equipment. Laboratory studies were conducted to ascertain the most acceptable agents and equipment for use in performing full-scale firefighting tests. Experiments were performed principally upon those agents which were manufactured in conformance with a Federal or Military specification or were listed and approved by a recognized testing laboratory. Full advantage was taken to avoid duplication of effort. Large-scale fire tests were conducted only with those agents considered worthy of additional testing. Full-scale tactical firefighting experiments were performed with medium size aircraft (-47 Stratojet Bombers) to determine the effectiveness of each fire fighting agent and the validity of the techniques and agent application rates employed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT FIRES, *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, FIRE SAFETY, JET BOMBERS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE