Accession Number:

ADA123373

Title:

Automatic Oscillating Turret.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb 78-Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

FEECON CORP WESTBOROUGH MA

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The objective of this project was to provide a more effective fire fighting capability by the driveroperator of the AS 32P-4. An AS 32P-4 aircraft crash rescue vehicles was reconfigured with a 300 gallon per minute gpm automatic, non-air-aspirating, bumper turret. This turret was evaluated as a replacement unit for the existing manually operated 300 gpm bumper turret. Twelve operational tests were conducted to determine the best oscillating rates and the agent discharge patterns. All tests used 6 percent Aqueous Film Forming Foam AFFF as the extinguishing agent. Three live-fire tests were conducted for comparative turret and nozzle effectiveness on large scale fires. The automatic, non-air aspirating, oscillating turret was shown to have twice the effective discharge range, and achieved fire extinguishment 30 percent faster then the existing turret. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE