Accession Number:

AD0633687

Title:

A COMPARATIVE TESTING STUDY OF FIRE EXTINGUISHING AGENTS FOR SHIPBOARD MACHINERY SPACES.

Descriptive Note:

Memo. rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1966-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Fire tests employing a 735 sq ft bilge area covered with No. 2 diesel fuel within a simulated shipboard engine room structure were conducted. These tests were designed primarily to compare the effectiveness of the new Light Water-Purple-K-Powder system and the Type 5 protein foam presently used aboard ship. Other agents, such as XL-6 protein foam, and carbon dioxide were tested. The effect of using these agents individually on a bilge fire, and also on a simulated 10 gpm fuel line rupture, spray fire, where a fire fighter was required to gain access inside the area and shut off the fuel valve near the fuel spray, was studied. The twinned use of Light Water-PKP as compared to Type 5 protein-PKP on the combined bilge and spray fire was also studied.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE