Accession Number : ADA299364

Title :   MARK IIA Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Precision Metering System Product Evaluation Test Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Dec 92-9 Nov 94,

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB TYNDALL AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Rettie, Bob ; Grimm, Wade H. ; Kelley, Stephen E. ; Dees, Billy R.

PDF Url : ADA299364

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Final report of the commercial technology exploitation evaluation of a computer controlled AFFF metering system produced by NORDIC Systems Inc. of Toronto, Canada. The initial evaluation was conducted by Wright Laboratory, Airbase Fire Protection and Crash Rescue Systems section at Tyndall AFB, Florida between 16 December 1992 and 25 June 1993. This initial evaluation used paddle wheels to determine liquid flow rates, but resulted in irregular concentrations of foam. A follow-on evaluation incorporating magnetic flow meters was conducted between 7 and 9 November 1994. The test evaluated foam concentrations of 1, 3 and 6 percent. The system met user requirements and has been recommended for retrofit onto Air Force P-19, P-23 and other front-line ARFF vehicles. (AN)

Descriptors :   *FIRE FIGHTING, *FOAM, TEST AND EVALUATION, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, SOLUTIONS(MIXTURES), OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, COMPATIBILITY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, FLOW RATE, CONCENTRATION(COMPOSITION), FIRE PROTECTION, FLOWMETERS, SYSTEM SAFETY, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, RETROFITTING, RESCUE EQUIPMENT, FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE