Accession Number : ADA123373


Title :   Automatic Oscillating Turret.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb 78-Sep 80,


Corporate Author : FEECON CORP WESTBOROUGH MA


Personal Author(s) : Gagliardo,John ; O'Regan,James ; Walker,Joseph L ; Kwan,Anthony J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a123373.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 73


Abstract : The objective of this project was to provide a more effective fire fighting capability by the driver/operator of the AS 32/P-4. An AS 32/P-4 aircraft crash rescue vehicles was reconfigured with a 300 gallon per minute (gpm) automatic, non-air-aspirating, bumper turret. This turret was evaluated as a replacement unit for the existing manually operated 300 gpm bumper turret. Twelve operational tests were conducted to determine the best oscillating rates and the agent discharge patterns. All tests used 6 percent Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) as the extinguishing agent. Three live-fire tests were conducted for comparative turret and nozzle effectiveness on large scale fires. The automatic, non-air aspirating, oscillating turret was shown to have twice the effective discharge range, and achieved fire extinguishment 30 percent faster then the existing turret. (Author)


Descriptors :   *FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLES , MAINTENANCE , CONTROL SYSTEMS , OPERATION , VALVES , OSCILLATION , ROTATION , REMOTE CONTROL , FIRE EXTINGUISHERS , MOVABLE NOZZLES


Subject Categories : Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE