Accession Number : ADA138652

Title :   Study of Hand-Held Fire Extinguishers Aboard Civil Aviation Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Dec 81,

Corporate Author : FACTORY MUTUAL RESEARCH CORP NORWOOD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Krasner,L M

PDF Url : ADA138652

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A study of hand-held fire extinguishers aboard civil aviation aircraft involved a detailed survey of the past, current and potential use of hand-held extinguishers in civil aviation. A comprehensive literature search was conducted in conjunction with numerous on-site visits to a wide spectrum of users and manufacturers within the United States. Data on pertinent regulations, standards, policy, loss history, and testing were accumulated, reviewed, and analyzed. An evaluation of current practice and of the effectiveness and suitability of various hand-held extinguishers was conducted. Also included was an attempt to quantify the actual national experience of in-flight fires.

Descriptors :   *Fire extinguishers, *Aircraft equipment, Aircraft, Civil aviation, Aviation safety, Fire safety, Aircraft fires, Aircraft cabins, Hand held, Fire extinguishing agents, Surveys, Regulations, Standards, Policies, Losses, History, Data acquisition, Test and evaluation, Operational effectiveness

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE