Accession Number : AD0894115

Title :   Fire Protection Study, USAF Mobility Program Structures and Large Air Force Warehouses. Phase I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 70-Nov 71,

Corporate Author : FACTORY MUTUAL RESEARCH CORP NORWOOD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Krasner ,L. M. ; Goodfellow,D. G.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The report describes a fire protection study comprising (1) Evaluation of self contained portable extinguishing systems meeting specific criteria for the protection of Air Mobility Program structures. Two portable high-expansion foam systems were tested and compared with the capabilities of a previously tested portable Halon total flooding system. (2) Investigation of the feasibility of several approaches to the problem of economically upgrading (existing) inadequate fixed fire protection in Air Material Command type warehouses. The approaches considered were the use of 350 deg F rated sprinklers, friction reducing agents, water thickeners, three-way siamese connections, and large drop high output experimental sprinklers. Recommendations are made.

Descriptors :   (*WAREHOUSES, FIRE SAFETY), (*MILITARY FACILITIES, WAREHOUSES), FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, FOAM, SPRINKLERS, ADDITIVES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE