Accession Number:

AD0654555

Title:

CHARACTERISTICS OF FIRE IN LARGE CARGO AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE