Accession Number:

AD0722774

Title:

Fire Fighter's Exposure Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Nov 1970

Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

88.0

Abstract:

Experimental fires from pools of burning aircraft fuels were instrumented with heat meters to determine heat flux distributions for application to the design of protective clothing for firefighting personnel. The spectral distribution of infrared radiation emitted by fires was also measured. Conditions affecting the fires and the resulting heat effects that were studied were wind velocity, fuel pool area, time of burning, orientation around the fire relative to wind direction, distance from the fire, and an extraneous object in a fire. A means by which evaluation of reflective clothing can be made is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE