Accession Number : AD0772481

Title :   A Mobile Field Laboratory for Fires of Opportunity.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Alger,Raymond S. ; Nichols,John R.

Report Date : 03 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 113

Abstract : Techniques for preventing and suppressing large fires can be improved with a better understanding of fire characteristics and their relationship to the fuel and environment. The Fires of Opportunities program was designed to provide some of this information by generating portraits of large fires in both planned and unplanned circumstances. Part of the program involved the procurement or development of sensors to measure the appropriate fire parameters and the assembly of an instrument trailer to serve as a mobile field laboratory. The report describes the present field facilities and some of the techniques developed while acquiring portraits of large Class A and B fires. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval research, *Fires, Measuring instruments, Buildings, Aircraft fires, Aviation fuels, Fire prevention, Suppression, Burning rate, Thermal radiation, Detectors, Instrumentation

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE