Equivalency Evaluation of Firefighting Agents and Minimum Requirements at U.S. Air Force Airfields.
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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An evaluation of selected aircraft firefighting agents was made both blanketing and auxiliary and of dispensing equipment. Laboratory studies and outdoor fire tests were conducted to ascertain the fire extinguishing equivalency of the auxiliary agents and to determine the most acceptable agents and equipment for use in performing large-scale firefighting tests. Experiments were performed principally upon those agents which were manufactures in conformance with a Federal or Military Specification domestic or foreign or were approved and listed by a recognized testing laboratory. Full advantage was taken to avoid duplication of effort by accepting all published data which was considered reliable by reason of its source. Large-scale fire tests were conducted only with those agents considered worthy of additional testing. Full-scale tactical firefighting experiments were performed on 20,555 and 10,028 square foot JP-4 fuel fires simulating the practical critical fire area surrounding large and medium size aircraft, to determine the effectiveness of each firefighting agent and the validity of the techniques and agent application rates employed. From this information sets of minimum requirements for the protection of small, medium and large aircraft were developed for the Aircraft Ground Fire Suppression and Rescue Services AGFSRS. Author
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