Accession Number : ADA018742

Title :   Study of Alternate Fuels and Water Spray Injection as Methods of Smoke Abatement for Crash Rescue Training Fires.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE ERIC H WANG CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH FACILITY

Personal Author(s) : Ristau,William T. ; Lehmann,Richard B.

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Two methods were investigated to reduce emissions from the open burning of fuels which is necessary for crash rescue training exercises. Cleaner burning fuels were examined but they did not reduce the emissions to an acceptable level on large-scale fires (50-foot-diameter fires). The addition of a fine water spray using a specific spray nozzle just above the fuel bed of a JP-4 fire did result in a much cleaner burning fire with a significant decrease in all pollutants measured.

Descriptors :   *Jet engine fuels, *Aircraft fires, *Smoke abatement, Aviation accidents, Air pollution, Water, Sprays, Water injection, Rescues, Crashes, Fires, Training devices, Simulators, Spray nozzles, Fire fighting, Air Force training, Aviation fuels

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE