Feasibility Demonstration of a Non-Pollutant Synthetic Fire Fighting Trainer
NAVAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT CENTER ORLANDO FL ORLANDO
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The Navys fire fighting training facilities include burning diesel oil which results in objectionable pollutants and presents health hazard problems. A possible solution is the replacement of diesel oil with a relatively clean burning gaseous fuel. A system concept of a logic controlled array of gas burners responding to hose water application was demonstrated as feasible. This included studies on burning characteristics of propane for realistic flame response and acceptability of stack gas concentrations. The potential advantages in addition to its clean burning capabilities included safe toxic levels, quick shutdown and start-up, and flexible control of extinguishment and reflash rates.