2018 Fire Protection Informational Exchange Meeting
Technical Report,10 Oct 2018,11 Oct 2018
CCDC Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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Historically, stowed ammunition and fuel were major fire vulnerability concerns for military ground vehicles. Now, however, tires, plastics and composites, crew clothing, and other combustible components such as the electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries and refrigerants are also of significant concern. Vulnerabilities resulting from a fire can turn a survivable event into a catastrophic loss of crew and equipment. This report documents the results of an information exchange meeting held at the CCDC Army Research Laboratory during 1011 October 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together fire investigators and interested parties across the services to outline, as a community, the current state of the art in fire protection research and engineering and determine where future efforts would be most advantageous. The forum provided the opportunity to strengthen collaborations, begin new partnerships, and serve as a resource to highlight to potential customers andor management the importance of continuing research efforts in this field.
- Safety Engineering