Accession Number : ADA320594

Title :   1995 Class B Firefighting Doctrine and Tactics: Final Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOR SAFETY AND SURVIVABILITY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Williams, F. W. ; Farley, J. P. ; Peatross, M. J. ; Gottuk, D. T.

PDF Url : ADA320594

Report Date : 13 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : These tests show development and mitigation of Class B explosions aboard Naval ships. This consisted of three main points: (1) determining the conditions needed for developing a Class B explosion, (2) determining the effect of ship board conditions (e.g. buffer zone size and ventilation) on the development of Class B explosions, and (3) determining the effectiveness of using water spray as a mitigating tactic. Results that address all three points are discussed in detail.

Descriptors :   *CONTROL SYSTEMS, *SHIPBOARD, *FIRE FIGHTING, *DAMAGE CONTROL, BUFFERS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), NAVAL VESSELS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, VAPORS, WATER, VENTILATION, REPORTS, EXPLOSIVES, FUELS, SPRAYS.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE