Accession Number : ADA301954

Title :   Preliminary Evaluation of High Expansion Foam Systems for Shipboard Applications.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar-Oct 91,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Budnick, E. K. ; Forssell, E. W. ; Back, G. G., III ; Williard, R. L. ; Ouellette, R. J.

PDF Url : ADA301954

Report Date : 27 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : A preliminary evaluation was conducted on the feasibility of protecting shipboard spaces with high expansion foam systems. Two series of tests were conducted on the effectiveness of high expansion foam on intense Class A and B fires under conditions similar to those found in shipboard spaces. A number of areas requiring further study were also identified.

Descriptors :   *FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS, *FOAM, TEST AND EVALUATION, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, MONITORING, VENTILATION, COMPARTMENTS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SHIPBOARD, FUEL TANKS, AVIATION FUELS, EXPANSION, FIRE FIGHTING, FIRE PROTECTION, HEAT FLUX, FIRE SUPPRESSION, FLOODING, THERMOCOUPLES, THERMAL INSULATION, SHIP FIRES, AIR SUPPLIES, SPRAY NOZZLES.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE