Accession Number : ADA300680

Title :   Large Frame Aircraft (LFA) Fire Fighting Validation. TCA/PCA Methodology Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 94-31 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : ALLIANCE FIRE SYSTEMS INC HAMPTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Hall, George F. ; Partin, Benjamin R. ; Storm, John H.

PDF Url : ADA300680

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This technical effort examines the technical and analytical basis of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) methodology for determining minimum fire fighting agent quantities and flow rates for airport fire departments. The objective is to establish the validity of this methodology as representative of actual crash site conditions, and as an accurate means of estimating required agent quantities to effectively control and extinguish large frame aircraft (LFA) exterior and interior fires. The research consists of an analysis of past experimental program data, LFA crash statistics, recent Air Force fire department LFA crash experience, and NFPA 403 explanatory documents to determine TCA/PCA methodology areas of technical and operational weakness. (MM)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *FIRE FIGHTING, *FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, AIR FORCE, FLOW RATE, AVIATION FUELS, FRAMES, FIRES, AVIATION SAFETY, AIRPORTS, CRASHES, CRASHWORTHINESS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE