CHARACTERISTICS OF FIRE IN LARGE CARGO AIRCRAFT.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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An investigation was made to determine the requirements for protecting large cargo aircraft against in-flight cargo fires. Tests were conducted within an instrumented fuselage of a large cargo aircraft using ordinary packaging material as cargo. These tests demonstrated the need for suitable detection means, air-flow shutoff controls and adequate insulation properly installed. A procedure was developed which may be useful in conducting inflight certification tests on smoke detection system installations. A method of generating the smoke was selected on the basis of uniformity, cleanliness and freedom from odor as a result of its use during evaluation. Author
- Safety Engineering